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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
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Starlin Castro went hitless in four at-bats as the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on a rainy night in St. Louis on Sunday.
He finished the night 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Castro has been a bit of a disappointment at the dish this season, slashing just .260/.292/.338 with five homers and 35 RBI. Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

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Starlin Castro has been scratched from the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday versus the Dodgers.

Castro is headed to a local hospital in Chicago to welcome the birth of his second child. Addison Russell will start at shortstop and bat fifth for the Cubs. Jonathan Herrera is playing second base and batting ninth.
Jun 25 - 11:50 AM

Starlin Castro drove home Chris Coghlan with an RBI single in the 11th inning on Sunday, leading the Cubs to a walkoff 2-1 victory over the Reds.

Castro finished the night 3-for-5. Even in a down year, he has been one of the better offensive performers at the shortstop position, slashing .268/.301/.358 with five homers and 32 RBI.
Jun 15 - 12:13 AM

Starlin Castro belted a two-run homer in a losing effort against the Reds on Friday.

His two-run shot of Johnny Cueto in the sixth inning tied the game at 4-4, but that would be the extent of the Cubs scoring for the afternoon. Castro finished the day 1-for-5 and is now slashing .262/.296/.354 with five long balls and 29 RBI on the season.
Jun 12 - 7:48 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs starting lineup for the first time this season on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Castro. Addison Russell will make his first big league start at shortstop in his place and bat ninth for the Cubs against Joe Ross and the Nationals.
Jun 6 - 10:03 AM

Starlin Castro slugged his fourth home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort in Monday's win over the Marlins.

Castro gave the Cubs some extra breathing room as his eighth-inning solo homer off of Bryan Morris boosted his club's lead to 5-1. Along with four homers, the shortstop has 25 RBI and a mediocre .265/.299/.345 batting line.
Jun 1 - 10:04 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard held the Cubs off the board for the first five innings, but Castro's RBI double in the sixth inning broke the scoreless tie. He collected two doubles on the evening after having one in his first 31 games of the year. The shortstop is batting .280/.301/.371 overall.
May 12 - 11:51 PM

Starlin Castro led the charge Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pirates.

Castro filled up the box score as the Cubs collected 12 hits against Pirates starter Jeff Locke and the bullpen. The multi-hit game was Castro's seventh this month, and he's hit safely in 16 of 19 games thus far. That equates to a .342/.366/.430 line, 12 RBI and nine runs scored for the 25-year-old with a few games left to go in April.
Apr 29 - 12:00 AM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single in Tuesday's comeback win versus the Pirates.

Castro hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Radhames Liz. He knocked in another run in the seventh on a grounder to Josh Harrison, who misplayed the ball. In the ninth, facing closer Mark Melancon, Castro tied the game at 8-8 with a two-run single to left field. Castro continues to hit, as he owns a .352/.375/.481 slash line with two home runs and 10 RBI on the season.
Apr 21 - 10:32 PM

Starlin Castro had a walk-off RBI single in a 7-6 win over the Padres in 11 innings on Saturday.

After Craig Kimbrel walked pinch-hitter David Ross to load the bases with one out in the 11th, Castro pulled a pitch into left field to win it for Chicago. He finished the day 3-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored. The 25-year-old has just two extra-base hits (including one home run) so far, but he's hitting .317 (13-for-41) over 10 games.
Apr 18 - 6:44 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run in the Cubs' 9-5 defeat of the Rockies on Saturday.

Castro hit a solo homer off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick in the fifth inning and rounded out his batting line with two singles. In addition to the woodwork, he was caught stealing once. After swiping 20-plus bags in 2011 and 2012, he has not recorded more than nine steals in either of the last two seasons. This is a relatively minor quibble, though, as he continues to provide value at the dish. Castro's trying to build off a career-best 2014 in which he hit .292/.339/.438.
Apr 12 - 12:35 AM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's 8-5 victory over the Giants.

Castro has hit in five consecutive Cactus League games dating back to March 19. He had been slowed recently by minor groin tightness, but he should be ready for the start of the regular season. Castro had arguably his best offensive season last year, batting .292 with 14 home runs.
Mar 30 - 7:25 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) is back in the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday night.

Castro took a few days off to work out some tightness in his groin. The shortstop fully expects to be ready for the Cubs' Opening Night game against the Cardinals.
Mar 25 - 5:19 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) is expected to return to the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday.

The original plan called for Castro to return Tuesday, but the Cubs apparently wanted to give him another day as he works his way back from right groin tightness. Either way, it's not expected to impact his availability for the season.
Mar 24 - 3:55 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday.

Castro was scratched from Saturday's game due to right groin tightness, but said he planned to return Tuesday. It's not going to happen. The Cubs likely just want to play it safe before putting him back out there, but we should know more soon.
Mar 24 - 12:13 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Donn Roach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood