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Starlin Castro | Second Baseman | #14

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Starlin Castro (hamstring) took batting practice Tuesday.
He's also done some light running recently. Castro is obviously progressing, but he'll need to run the bases without any issues before being cleared for game action. A return is not imminent. Aug 8 - 2:49 PM

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Starlin Castro (hamstring) did some light running on the field Friday prior to the Yankees' game against the Indians.

Castro, who has been sidelined since July 21 with a recurring hamstring injury, also took light hitting off of a tee and via soft toss. He's inching closer to a return, but it's still likely to be a few weeks away.
Aug 5 - 10:08 AM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) will begin some light jogging during the Yankees' road trip.

"I think he’s going to start doing some light jogging outside on this road trip and we’ll continue to progress with him," manager Joe Girardi said. It was just Monday that the skipper said Castro was "still a ways away," so we're almost surely looking at multiple weeks before the second baseman returns.
Aug 4 - 10:22 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Starlin Castro (hamstring) is "still a ways away" from a return.

Castro was placed back on the disabled list a little over a week ago after aggravating his right hamstring injury, and "he hasn't run or anything like that," according to Girardi. The Yankees will be more careful with their second baseman this time around after they rushed him back the first time.
Jul 31 - 10:43 PM

Yankees placed 2B Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

It's the same injury that sent Castro to the DL last month. Castro hasn't looked right since returning—he's collected just five hits over his last 22 at-bats (.227 AVG)—and probably came back too soon. This absence figures to be much longer than his last one. Ronald Torreyes is filling in at second base Saturday against Seattle and Tyler Wade was called up to take Castro's spot on the 25-man roster.
Jul 22 - 8:09 PM

Yankees activated INF Starlin Castro from the 10-day disabled list.

Castro has missed the last two weeks of action due to a strained right hamstring. The 27-year-old is hitting a blistering .313/.348/.486 with 12 homers, 45 RBI and one swipe in 73 games this season.
Jul 15 - 1:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) said Monday that he expects to play in rehab games with Double-A Trenton on Thursday and Friday.

It was reported last Friday that Castro could be back for the start of the second half, but it doesn't sound like he'll quite be ready at that time. However, assuming he doesn't have any setbacks, it appears he might be activated as soon as Saturday. The second baseman has missed the last two weeks with a strained right hamstring.
Jul 10 - 4:49 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list for the start of the second half.

Castro is poised to begin a rehab assignment and if all goes well it sounds like he'll be ready for the series against the Red Sox in a week. He's been on the shelf for nearly two weeks with a strained right hamstring.
Jul 7 - 4:07 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) will take ground balls and hit in the cage on Tuesday.

Castro landed on the disabled list last week with a right hamstring strain, but he's starting to make some progress. However, it's unclear whether the Yankees will decide to hold him out through the All-Star break.
Jul 4 - 10:30 AM

Yankees placed 2B Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Castro suffered the injury on Monday while running out a groundball. The good news is it's only a Grade 1 strain and he thinks he has a chance to be back when his 10 days are up. Tyler Wade is replacing Castro on the roster and figures to play a lot at second base. Ronald Torreyes is starting there Tuesday, and Rob Refsnyder is also an option.
Jun 27 - 4:44 PM

Starlin Castro left Monday's game versus the White Sox with a strained right hamstring.

Castro tweaked the hammy while trying to beat out a grounder in the third inning. Tyler Wade is headed to the majors, and it's likely to take Castro's spot on the roster. Castro will undergo an MRI on Tuesday before the team officially makes a decision on a DL move, but it certainly appears the second baseman will miss some time.
Jun 26 - 9:34 PM

Starlin Castro departed Monday's game against the White Sox in the third inning with an apparent leg injury.

Castro pulled up lame while trying to beat out a grounder and was lifted after walking off gingerly. It looked like something that could require a disabled list stint, but the Yankees should have an update later Monday. Castro has also been battling a wrist issue of late.
Jun 26 - 8:56 PM

Starlin Castro (wrist) is back in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

Castro unavailable on Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist, an injury that's bothered him for six weeks. He'll tape the wrist up and attempt to gut it out.
Jun 26 - 5:15 PM

Yankees' manager Joe Girardi said that Starlin Castro was unavailable on Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing wrist.

Girardi indicated that Castro's wrist has been bothering him for the last six weeks. It's something that he'll continue to play through, but could lead to the occasional day of rest.
Jun 25 - 5:38 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored Thursday's 10-inning loss to the A's.

Castro was instrumental in helping the dogged Yankees offense overcome multiple deficits in the late innings. His one-out double off Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning set the stage for Gary Sanchez's game-tying RBI single to knot the score at 6-6 and his sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th gave the Yankees a 7-6 lead. Alas, he came up just short on a diving attempt at Khris Davis' dying quail of a pop-up in the bottom of the frame, a hit which scored two runs to deliver the A's a hard-fought victory. This three-hit night marked Castro's 28th multi-hit game of the season.
Jun 16 - 2:56 AM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Chase Headley
2Greg Bird
3Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3Sonny Gray
4CC Sabathia
5Jaime Garcia
6Jordan Montgomery
7Michael Pineda
8Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Caleb Smith