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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 pair of solo homers Monday against the Mariners.
Castro has set a new career high with 17 homers this year, but even so, he hasn't been as productive as hoped. The sub-.300 OBP and mediocre defense at second base have left him a below average regular. Aug 23 - 1:30 AM

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Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Rays.

Castro put the Yankees ahead twice on Friday, first on a two-run single in the fourth inning before putting them ahead for good with a two-run blast off Chris Archer in the sixth. The 26-year-old got off to a hot start in pinstripes back in April, but he has struggled to maintain it. He’s batting just .258/.296/.403 overall.
Aug 12 - 11:49 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It appears he's just getting a breather. Rob Refsnyder is handling second base. Alex Rodriguez is also listed on the Yanks' lineup card as a reserve, so if he's retiring it appears it won't be effective immediately.
Aug 7 - 9:56 AM

Starlin Castro crushed a grand slam and scored three times as the Yankees' offense came alive on Friday night.

New York put 13 runs on the scoreboard tonight and Castro was a major reason why. His bases loaded homer off Josh Tomlin in the third inning was the key blow of the night. He finished the game 2-for-3 and added two walks. The fantastic game boosts his slash line to .258/.298/.398 with 11 homers but he has still been a bit of a disappointment in his first season in pinstripes.
Aug 5 - 11:11 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI in a 7-1 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

Castro connected for a two-run home run off Vance Worley in the second inning, his 11th homer of the year, before adding a two-run double in the sixth. He's been hitting the ball with authority more in recent days -- the double was his third in three games -- and Castro is now hitting .288 this month. Castro is batting .261/.296/.410 with 36 RBI and 37 runs on the year.
Jul 19 - 10:42 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Yankees bested David Price and the Red Sox 3-1 on Sunday night.

Castro got the Bombers on the board in the fourth inning with a run-scoring double that plated Didi Gregorius. He would come around to score on an Austin Romine single later in the inning. With his two-hit effort, Castro is now batting .257/.294/.395 with 10 homers and 32 RBI on the season.
Jul 17 - 11:25 PM

Starlin Castro went 4-for-4 with a run scored in Monday’s loss to the White Sox.

Castro’s return to Chicago went well, as he had two singles and two doubles. The 26-year-old was just 5-for-32 (.156) over his previous nine games. He’s batting .256/.292/.403 overall in his first season with New York.
Jul 4 - 6:06 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

It's a simple day off. Ronald Torreyes will handle second base.
Jun 30 - 10:49 AM

Starlin Castro slugged a walkoff solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Yankees beat the visiting Rockies 9-8.

Castro took Jason Motte deep on the second pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied 8-8. It was Castro's third hit in the slugfest -- the other two being singles. He's batting .257/.290/.419 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 69 games this season.
Jun 22 - 4:47 PM

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

It's just a regular day of rest for the 26-year-old second baseman who's slashing .255/.291/.414 with nine homers and 27 RBI on the season. Rob Refsnyder is starting in his place and will bat eighth against Ricky Nolasco and the Twins.
Jun 18 - 11:37 AM

Starlin Castro singled and knocked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Castro's ninth bomb of the season came off of David Huff in the third inning. He also singled and scored in his first plate appearance of the game. The second baseman has homered in two straight and has now tallied multiple hits in three out of his last four contests.
Jun 7 - 10:08 PM

Starlin Castro stroked three hits, scored a run and drove in two versus the Orioles on Saturday.

The 3-for-5 day boosted Castro’s batting average back up to .254 on the year. The Yankees’ second baseman had a great April but has struggled ever since. Perhaps this game will quiet down calls to give Rob Refsnyder the starting role.
Jun 4 - 11:13 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

This is just a typical day off for Castro. Ronald Torreyes earns the start at second in his place. Torreyes is batting ninth.
Jun 1 - 4:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Anthony Swarzak
4Adam Warren
5Kirby Yates
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Conor Mullee
9Bryan Mitchell
10Branden Pinder