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Starlin Castro | Shortstop

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Starlin Castro has been cleared of any involvement in a shooting in the Dominican Republic.
Six people were injured in the shooting, which took place early Saturday morning at a nightclub. While early reports indicated that Castro was arrested or detained, his agent, Paul Kinzer, said that he went to the police station voluntarily and video proved his innocence. Dominican police rep Jacobo Mateo Moquete later announced that Castro was free after being cleared of any wrongdoing. Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:50:00 PM

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cubs are telling teams that Starlin Castro is not available for trade.

There had been speculation that many teams in the market for shortstop help, including the Mets, would make a play for the 27-year-old. It appears as though he'll hold down the fort at shortstop for at least another season until Addison Russell is ready. He has an affordable contract and is signed through the 2019 season, plus a team option in 2020, so when/if the Cubs do decide to make him available, there should be a plethora of interested teams.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that Starlin Castro is recovered from his season-ending ankle injury.

Hoyer mentioned that Castro is showing good mobility and passing his running and jumping tests. The 27-year-old shortstop appeared in just two games in September due to the high left ankle sprain. He registered a career-best .777 OPS in 2014 for the Cubs.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Starlin Castro will be sidelined for at least four weeks after an MRI revealed a high left ankle sprain.

In other words, he's done for the season. It's an unfortunate ending to what was a nice bounce-back year for Castro, as he batted .292/.339/.438 with 14 homers and 65 RBI. General manager Jed Hoyer reiterated that Castro remains the team's shortstop going into next season, but that doesn't mean they won't have trade talks. Javier Baez will slide over from second base to short for the remainder of the season.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Starlin Castro (ankle) is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

It's no surprise, of course, after he exited Tuesday's contest with a nasty looking left ankle injury. The Cubs have yet to provide an update on Castro's X-rays and MRI, but that should come before long. Javier Baez is at shortstop Wednesday, with Logan Watkins handling second base.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Starlin Castro (ankle) has undergone additional X-rays and an MRI.

Initial tests performed on Castro's left ankle revealed no fracture, but more exams were ordered to get a clearer picture on the situation. The Cubs will reveal the results of the tests on Wednesday. Obviously, they're going to proceed cautiously with the shortstop no matter what the exams reveal.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Starlin Castro will undergo an MRI after exiting Tuesday's game versus the Brewers with a left ankle injury.

The good news is that initial tests ruled out a fracture. Castro was injured when he got his foot caught in the dirt while sliding in to score a run in the first inning. The Cubs could have another update on the shortstop later Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:06:00 PM

Starlin Castro left Tuesday's game versus the Brewers in the first inning with an apparent leg injury.

Castro's leg appeared to get caught in the dirt on an awkward slide as he scored on a single. He was able to walk off on his own but was doing so with a noticeable limp. The Cubs will update his status shortly.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:44:00 PM

Starlin Castro was 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Cardinals.

Castro hit the Cubs' third and final home run of the day against Justin Masterson. The 24-year-old now has 14 home runs on the year, matching his career-high from 2012. Meanwhile, his .771 OPS in his best since 2011.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Cubs activated SS Starlin Castro from the bereavement list.

Castro returned to the Dominican Republic last week after losing a cousin and three close friends in a car crash. The Cubs sent Logan Watkins to Triple-A on Sunday to clear the way for his return.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Starlin Castro will be activated from the bereavement list on Tuesday.

Castro returned to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday after tragically losing a cousin and three close friends in a car crash. Logan Watkins was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday to clear a spot on the active roster for Castro's return.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Cubs placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list.

Castro could be out for up to week after losing a cousin and three close friends in a car crash this week in the Dominican Republic. He left the Cubs on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 01:58:00 PM

A source tells Bruce Levine of 670 The Score that Starlin Castro could miss up to a week after the death of a relative and three of his friends in the Dominican Republic.

Castro was a late scratch from the Cubs lineup on Wednesday, and now we know why. According to Levine, the deaths came as a result of a car crash in Castro's native country. With the Cubs having little left to play for they'll certainly give Castro as much time as he needs in this tragic situation. He'll likely be placed on the bereavement list in the coming days.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Starlin Castro has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Giants due to a family emergency.

It's not known whether he'll require an extended absence. Javier Baez will slide over and make his first major league start at shortstop. Meanwhile, Chris Valaika will play second base.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Starlin Castro was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Castro now owns a 14-game hitting streak, which ties his career-high. The 24-year-old shortstop is batting .286/.335/.429 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI through 121 games this season.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:03:00 PM