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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 went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Rays.
Castro's two-run homer off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning proved to be the only hit the Yankees managed on the afternoon. It would be enough to boost the team to a 2-1 win. For the season, Castro is slashing .253/.287/.425 with nine doubles, seven homers and 21 RBI over 186 at-bats. He is already halfway home to tying his career-high for homers. May 29 - 4:10 PM

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Starlin Castro finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the A's.

Castro had a couple singles to go along with his RBI double off A's starter Sean Manaea in the seventh inning. It was his 12th multi-hit game of the season, raising his line to .277/.311/.440 in 41 games. The second baseman has five homers, 17 RBI and 13 runs scored in his first season with the Yankees.
May 21 - 6:57 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Castro's second-inning solo homer off Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke would stand as the Yankees' only extra-base hit of the evening. The tater was his fifth of the season. In addition to those five dingers, the second baseman holds a respectable .284/.322/.461 triple-slash and has driven in 16 runs. He is on track for his sixth consecutive season with double-digit homers. He has never notched more than 14 in a single campaign.
May 18 - 12:59 AM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Yankees beat the Royals 7-3 on Thursday.

Castro got the scoring started with a solo home run in the first inning, his fourth homer of the year. He later added an RBI single. The shortstop-turned-second baseman now has 14 RBI and 11 runs scored overall, batting .300/.344/.483 in 32 games.
May 12 - 10:40 PM

Starlin Castro (rib cage) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Castro sat out Monday's game after suffering a rib cage injury on Sunday, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go. He's batting second in his return to action.
May 10 - 3:32 PM

Starlin Castro (rib cage) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup Monday against the Royals.

Castro was pulled from Sunday's game against the Red Sox after suffering a rib cage injury on a dive into third base in the seventh inning. Ronald Torreyes is starting at second base and batting ninth for the Yankees versus Kansas City right-hander Chris Young.
May 9 - 3:28 PM

Starlin Castro was removed from Sunday's game against the Red Sox with a rib cage injury.

Castro suffered the injury while diving back into third base in the seventh inning. He pleaded with Yankees manager Joe Girardi to stay in the game, but was lifted for precautionary measures. Expect him to return to the Yankees' lineup in a day or two.
May 8 - 11:43 PM

Starlin Castro is batting third for the Yankees on Friday against the Tigers.

Regular No. 3 hitter Alex Rodriguez is getting a day off, and Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are sitting out, as well. Still, it's obvious manager Joe Girardi has confidence in Castro right now after the second baseman picked up seven hits -- including two homers -- in his first 12 at-bats while driving in eight runs.
Apr 8 - 10:43 AM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Thursday against the Astros.

The other hit should have been a double, but he didn't run full speed out of the box and he ended up getting thrown out at second base. Castro is 7-for-12 with two homers and two doubles. He was also one of the Yankees' best hitters this spring. The team will have to think about moving him up to the top of the lineup and dropping either Jacoby Ellsbury or Brett Gardner in the order.
Apr 7 - 7:34 PM

Starlin Castro went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, and five RBI in the Astros' rout of the Astros on Wednesday.

Castro put on a show in his second game in pinstripes, launching a deep three-run homer to left-center field in the second inning to crown his four-hit night. There has always been power potential in Castro's swing; however, he never truly tapped into it while in Chicago. He's only 26 years old, though, so maybe a change of scenery and a new coaching staff can help Castro reach his offensive potential in the Bronx. He also hit a two-run double in the Yankees' season opener on Tuesday. Giddy up.
Apr 6 - 11:23 PM

Starlin Castro hit a long homer Thursday off the Pirates' Jeff Locke.

The homer was launched over the high batter's eye in center field for Castro's second homer of the spring. He's batting .417 in 24 at-bats.
Mar 17 - 5:34 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI as a Yankees split-squad and the Orioles played to a 4-4 tie Thursday.

He's 6-for-14 so far. The Yankees have already written Castro off as an option at third, allowing him to concentrate on second base and shortstop this spring. That'd seem to make the most sense, though it won't allow them to play Dustin Ackley at second and Castro at third when Chase Headley needs a day off.
Mar 10 - 4:16 PM

Starlin Castro (teeth) will return to Grapefruit League action on Thursday.

Castro had a root canal earlier this week but was never expected to miss much time. The Yankees have split squad games against the Blue Jays and Orioles on Thursday. It's unclear which one he'll be playing in.
Mar 9 - 1:10 PM

Starlin Castro was removed from Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros for a dental appointment.

He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before getting replaced at second base by Tyler Wade. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal suspects it was a root canal. Castro will probably be given the day off Tuesday as he recovers from the minor procedure.
Mar 7 - 3:49 PM

The Yankees plan to have Starlin Castro learn to play third base as well during spring training.

The 25-year-old infielder is a shortstop by trade and expected to start at second base for the Yankees, a position he shifted to last season with the Cubs. By adding the hot corner to his resume, his versatility should keep him in the Bombers lineup on most days. He still owns an intriguing blend of power and speed that should play well in Yankee stadium, making him a nice middle infield target in the later rounds of drafts.
Feb 26 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Chasen Shreve
6Luis Cessa
7Nick Goody
8Richard Bleier
9Branden Pinder
10Bryan Mitchell