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Starlin Castro | Second Baseman | #13

Team: Miami Marlins
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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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Starlin Castro has requested a trade from the Marlins.
Many thought the Marlins would quickly flip Castro to another team after acquiring him from the Yankees as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, but that obviously hasn't happened yet and's Joe Frisaro wrote last weekend that Miami might wind up keeping the 27-year-old second baseman. That clearly isn't sitting well with Castro, who doesn't want to be part of another rebuilding process like he was in his early days with the Cubs. Castro is due $10.857 million in 2018 and $11.857 million in 2019 with a $16 million club option for 2020. Jan 10 - 10:42 AM

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According to Joe Frisaro of, while the Marlins have received calls on recently-acquired second baseman Starlin Castro, the club could wind up keeping the 27-year-old second baseman.

With the Marlins in full fire-sale mode, it seemed an inevitability that they would turn around and flip Castro after acquiring him in the deal that sent Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. While he's still drawing interest, Frisaro notes that the club will only pull the trigger on a deal if it absolutely makes sense for them, and so far they haven't found anything to their liking.
Jan 6 - 1:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have been trying to "attach" Starlin Castro to trades in order to move him.

There have been reports that the Marlins aren't desperate to move Castro, but it wouldn't really make any sense for them to keep him and they're apparently looking to tack his salary on to potential deals. Castro is coming off a nice .300/.338/.545 showing in 2017 and he'll turn just 28 in March, so it shouldn't be that difficult to unload him.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Marlins acquired INFs Starlin Castro and Jose Devers, and RHP Jorge Guzman from the Yankees for OF Giancarlo Stanton and cash considerations.

Castro’s stay with the Marlins figures to be brief. The primary objective for the Marlins was to shed Stanton’s contract, so they didn’t receive the top prospects fans were hoping for here, but they should get some decent pieces back for Castro. The 27-year-old is owed $24 million over the next two seasons and batted .300/.338/.545 with 16 homers over 112 games in 2017.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 11:01:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Marlins "say they're not desperate to move Starlin Castro."

Castro is part of the return from the Yankees in the Giancarlo Stanton trade that should be official any time now. The Marlins are going to continue to shed payroll, but, at least publicly, they're saying they don't have to flip Castro and the relatively affordable $24 million he's owed over the next two seasons. Realistically, though, there's no doubt they'll trade him if they receive a decent offer. The Mets are one club that's already been mentioned as a potential landing spot.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post notes that the Mets plan to speak with the Marlins' regarding newly-acquired second baseman Starlin Castro.

Castro will head to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade, but it's expected that the Marlins will then flip him elsewhere to shed his salary. The Mets have also been linked to Ian Kinsler, Jason Kipnis and Josh Harrison.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Starlin Castro is expected to be a part of the package that heads to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.

The Yankees needed to find a way to dump some salary in the trade, and it sounds like the Marlins were not receptive to the idea of taking on Jacoby Ellsbury. Castro, who is still only 27 years old, is coming off a terrific season where he slashed .300/.338/.454 with 16 homers and 63 RBI in 112 games. He has two years and $22.7 million remaining on his contract, as well as a club option for $16 million ($1 million buyout) for 2020. Moving Castro means that top prospect Gleyber Torres could begin the year as the starting second baseman.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 08:19:00 AM

Starlin Castro socked a solo home run and reached base four times in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Castro led off the bottom of the second inning with a blast off of Blake Snell in what turned out to be a four-run frame for the Yankees. He later added a walk and a couple singles. Castro has struggled in September overall but has reached base eight times over his last three contests.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Starlin Castro is not in Monday's lineup versus the Royals.

The Yankees and Royals are playing a makeup game Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Ronald Torreyes will make the start at second base and bat ninth against Jake Junis.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Starlin Castro reached base four times and drove in a run Tuesday against the Twins.

All three base knocks were singles, with one of them plating a run in the sixth. Castro entered the game in a 6-for-41 funk at the plate, so hopefully this will get him going. He's got his average back up over .300 after it had dropped below for the first time since the third game of the season.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Starlin Castro went 0-for-4 on Tuesday and is 1-for-22 in his last five games.

Castro did fine initially after coming off the disabled list, but nothing is falling for him right now. Tonight's 0-for leaves him with a sub-.300 average for just the second night this season; he was at .250 after going 0-for-4 in the Yankees' third game of the year on April 5. He's at .298 currently.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:09:00 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's win over the Orioles.

Castro's bomb in the fifth inning KO'd Dylan Bundy and gave the Yankees the lead what turned out to be for good. He also added a pair of singles, one of which plated a run. It's Castro's first home run since returning from the disabled list, but he's now batting .359 over 10 games.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs on Sunday as the Yankees routed the Red Sox.

Castro delivered a bases-clearing double during a six-run uprising in the sixth inning that put the game away for the Bombers. He has been mighty impressive when healthy this season, slashing .309/.346/.469 with 12 homers and 51 RBI.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

The Yankees have been giving him plenty of rest since returning from his hamstring injury to ensure he remains healthy. The 27-year-old is hitting .304/.342/.464 with 12 homers and 48 RBI on the season. Ronald Torreyes is starting in his place at second base and batting ninth on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

It's Castro's first night off since returning from a hamstring injury on Friday. Ronald Torreyes will hold down the fort at second base and bat ninth against Tribe right-hander Trevor Bauer.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 03:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Bryan Holaday
4Chad Wallach
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
3Jonathan Rodriguez
2B1Starlin Castro
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
3Eric Campbell
LF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Lewis Brinson
2Magneuris Sierra
3Braxton Lee
RF1Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Adam Conley
5Dillon Peters
6Justin Nicolino
7Jarlin Garcia
8Chris O'Grady
9Odrisamer Despaigne
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Brett Graves
9Miguel Del Pozo
10Drew Rucinski
11Alex Wimmers
12Javy Guerra
13Sandy Alcantara
14Elieser Hernandez