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Starlin Castro | Shortstop

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Castro worked an RBI double in the seventh to account for his solitary run driven in on Friday. This season, he's hitting .269/.299/.380 with 11 homers, 69 RBI and 52 runs scored. He posted a strong September and looks to be carrying that over to baseball's most important month. Oct 3 - 12:04 AM

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Starlin Castro filled up the box score in Wednesday's win over the Reds, finishing 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored.

Castro belted a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning, singled and scored in the eighth, then hit an RBI double and scored in the ninth. The infielder is figuring things out at the right time, as he's hitting .426 (29-for-68) in September. On the season, Castro has a .269/.300/.379 triple-slash line with 11 home runs, 68 RBI, and 52 runs scored.
Sep 30 - 10:29 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

He's sitting against right-hander Josh Smith. Assuming the weather cooperates, Tommy La Stella will start at second base and Javier Baez will play second base.
Sep 29 - 2:52 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Cubs topped the Pirates 4-0 on Sunday night in Chicago.

Castro's two-run double in the seventh inning, which had initially been ruled a home run, increased the Cubs advantage to 4-0, which was more than enough support for Jake Arrieta and company. With the two-hit effort, Castro is now hitting .264/.296/.368 with 10 homers and 66 RBI on the season.
Sep 27 - 11:03 PM

Starlin Castro had two hits and two RBI as the Cubs defeated the Brewers 9-5 on Monday.

Castro hit an RBI double in the second inning to put the Cubs on the board and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. In the seventh inning, he was hit by a pitch and didn't take the field in the next frame. He's had a rough year but has turned things around in September, batting .444 (20-for-45) in the month.
Sep 21 - 11:46 PM

Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in six runs in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Castro also had an RBI single and drew a walk, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances before being removed for defense in the seventh. His six RBI on the day tied a career high that he first set in his major league debut. Castro no doubt has had a poor season at the plate, but he's come alive this month with a .395 batting mark and four homers over 13 contests.
Sep 18 - 6:00 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Pirates.

Castro went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday, though he did make a couple nice plays in the field. He has been serving as the Cubs' primary second baseman for the past few weeks. Tommy La Stella is starting at second and batting ninth Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Sep 17 - 9:51 AM

Starlin Castro belted his eighth home run of the season as the Cubs dispatched of the Phillies 5-1 in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

Castro's solo blast in the seventh inning capped off the scoring in the contest. He also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He has been swinging an incredibly hot bat as of late, hitting .425 (20-for-47) with three homers and seven RBI in his last 16 games.
Sep 11 - 8:55 PM

Starlin Castro finished 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and four RBI as the Cubs topped the Cardinals 8-5 on Tuesday.

Castro hit a three-run home run off Michael Wacha in the second inning before adding an RBI double in the seventh. The game was the most recent display of life from the 25-year-old, who is now hitting .354 since a three-game benching in early August. Castro is batting .252/.283/.336 overall and has regained the trust of Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Perhaps he's got a couple more good weeks in him to finish the regular season on a high note.
Sep 9 - 12:21 AM

Starlin Castro went 1-for-4 with a double and drove home the Cubs only run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Castro also tallied the team's lone extra-base hit in the contest. Drawing another start at second base against opposing left-hander Madison Bumgarner, Castro's run-scoring double gave the Cubs an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, but wound up being the extent of their offense. Castro is now hitting .240/.272/.316 in what has been an extremely disappointing season.
Aug 27 - 7:08 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run as the Cubs beat the Giants on Tuesday.

Castro, starting at shortstop for the second game in a row, doubled and scored in the fourth inning as the Cubs took a commanding 6-0 lead, then hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to make it 7-0. Castro has mostly served as a second baseman and as a bench bat over the last two weeks. He's had a forgettable year, batting .244/.277/.319 with six home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 26 - 1:47 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Starlin Castro will soon see starts at second base.

Castro worked out at second base again on Tuesday afternoon. He has never played anywhere but shortstop in his major league career, but Addison Russell is the Cubs' new starter there. Chris Coghlan has been drawing the majority of action at second since that change was made.
Aug 11 - 5:54 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday for the third straight game.

With Kyle Schwarber taking over as the regular left fielder following Miguel Montero's return, the Cubs have shifted Chris Coghlan to second base, Addison Russell to shortstop and Castro to the bench. It remains to be seen if this is the setup they'll use for the remainder of the season, but Castro is the odd man out for the time being. He's hitting just .236/.271/.304 on the season.
Aug 9 - 11:02 AM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

As manager Joe Maddon had indicated, Castro's shift to the bench was not just a day off, it's a concerted effort to get Kyle Schwarber's bat in the lineup on a daily basis. Addison Russell is once again starting in his place at shortstop while Chris Coghlan covers second.
Aug 8 - 11:43 AM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He could start seeing the bench more with Kyle Schwarber taking over in left field, as Chris Coghlan is handling second base and Addison Russell has slid over to shortstop Friday. Castro's batting line is down to .236/.271/.304.
Aug 7 - 1:13 PM