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Starlin Castro | Second Baseman | #14

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 hit a three-run homer Sunday as the Yankees beat a Blue Jays split-squad 7-2.
The Yankees reportedly shopped Castro over the winter, but there was a very limited market for middle infielders, especially ones with contracts like Castro's. Ideally, he'd play well enough early on to potentially give himself some trade value in July. The Yankees might need to keep him then if they're in contention, but they should be hoping to have Gleyber Torres at short and Didi Gregorius at second as early as April 2018. Feb 26 - 3:52 PM

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Yankees made Starlin Castro available on the trade market but were unable to find a deal they liked.

Sherman mentioned Castro in connection with the Yankees' desire to make room in their budget for another bullpen arm. The club also made Brett Gardner and Chase Headley, but nothing came of it. Castro has three years and $32.6 million remaining on his contract, plus a club option for a fourth year at $16 million. He batted .270/.300/.433 with 21 home runs and 70 RBI last year, which amounted to a 93 OPS+, placing him below league average. He'll only be 27 years old in March, but with prospects on the way, it makes sense that the Yankees could view him as expendable.
Feb 6 - 9:36 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Castro has battled a hamstring injury of late and the Yankees have decided to give him an extra day of rest heading into the winter. Donovan Solano is handling second base. Chase Headley is also sitting out, as Ronald Torreyes is at third.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Since returning from a hamstring strain, Castro was 1-for-9 in three games before Thursday's two-hit night. After being dealt from the Cubs to the Yankees in exchange for Adam Warren last winter -- a deal that looks like a coup for the Yankees now -- the 26-year-old has had a strong year in 2016, batting .272/.302/.436 with 21 homers, 70 RBI and 63 runs scored. He'll be back as the Yankees' everyday second baseman in 2017, barring the unforeseen.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 08:36:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) will hit in an indoor batting cage Friday and hopes to do some running Saturday.

However, he won't return this weekend in Toronto as previously hoped, as the Yankees don't want to play Castro on artificial turf. It does sound like the second baseman could be back in the lineup early next week if he continues to progress.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend.

Manager Joe Girardi essentially ruled Castro out for the season earlier this week, but the second baseman has progressed more quickly than expected. He's done treadmill work and agility drills at the club's spring training complex in Florida and hopes to begin hitting again. "I don’t know if it’s a realistic hope, but I think it’s my hope," Girardi said of the possibility of Castro rejoining the team in Toronto.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would consider it a "bonus" if Starlin Castro (hamstring) appears in another game this season.

Castro suffered a Grade 1 right hamstring strain Saturday while trying to leg out a double. That's typically a two-week injury, and there are only two weeks left in the 2016 regular season. "It's hard to say. It really just depends on how quickly he heals," Girardi said. "Hopefully it's not too long. Hopefully it's not more than a week, but still I think that's probably pushing it."
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 09:33:00 AM

Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

It's still not clear how long he'll be held out of the Bombers' lineup, but Ronald Torreyes will start in his place for Sunday night's showdown against the Red Sox.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Updating an earlier report, Starlin Castro left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a right hamstring strain.

He injured himself while running the bases on a fifth-inning double. Castro will undergo more tests and could be headed for an MRI. It would be a huge loss for the Yankees, who are fighting to stay afloat in the AL Wild Card Race. Ronald Torreyes took over for Castro at second base.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:30:00 PM

Starlin Castro was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

Castro pulled up lame as he cruised into second on a double with what looked to be a hamstring injury. Expect the Yankees to provide an update on his status shortly.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Starlin Castro collected four hits, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

The Yankees lost, but not by any fault of Castro's. The second baseman had a double and a pair of RBI singles in the contest, his fourth four-hit game this year. It was also his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. The Cubs didn't have a huge need for the 26-year-old but it now appears they might have sold themselves short in the trade with the Yankees -- Castro is batting .275/.306/.441 with 21 home runs, 69 RBI and 62 runs scored in his first season in pinstripes.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:57:00 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Ronald Torreyes is handling second base.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 10:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
4Ji-Man Choi
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Luis Cessa
8Bryan Mitchell
9Jon Niese
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Chasen Shreve
6Ben Heller
7Jonathan Holder
8Giovanny Gallegos