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Starlin Castro | Shortstop

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have received trade interest in Starlin Castro, but the club doesn't plan to deal the shortstop this month.
The common thought following the Cubs' acquisition of Addison Russell is that they're likely to deal one (or more) of their middle infielders eventually. While it doesn't appear that it will happen in July, it could very well take place over the offseason. Castro has rebuilt his value with a strong 2014 season, hitting .276/.326/.440 with 11 homers and 52 RBI. Jul 18 - 2:05 PM

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A source familiar with the Cubs' thinking told David Lennon of New York Newsday that Starlin Castro shouldn't be expected to be traded this season.

Plenty have assumed that the Cubs' recent acquisition of Addison Russell in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal means that Castro will go on the block, but the team is obviously in no rush to make a deal. The source also told Lennon that the club could move Castro to third base for 2015. Of course, the Cubs have one of the top third base prospects in the game in Kris Bryant, but the outfield hasn't been ruled out as a possibility for him. There are a lot of moving pieces here, so things could change if the right offer comes along.
Jul 14 - 4:55 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Castro tied the game at 1-1 with his fourth-inning RBI single to center. He was the only Cub to log multiple hits on the evening in what was another quiet night offensively. Castro is slashing .287/.333/.479 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI. It's been a productive season for the shortstop.
Jun 25 - 11:05 PM

Starlin Castro launched a three-run homer in Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates.

It was his 11th home run of the season, so he already has more than he had all of last season. Meanwhile, he's just one RBI away from what he had last year. Castro is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak and owns a .290/.332/.490 batting line on the year. He's authoring quite a bounceback campaign.
Jun 20 - 7:17 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer as the Cubs beat the Marlins 5-4 in 13 innings on Monday.

The game's best hitting pitcher, Travis Wood, delivered the go-ahead run by doubling in Junior Lake in the 13th. Long before that, Castro delivered his three-run shot off Tom Koehler in the sixth. He has 13 hits, three homers and nine RBI over eight games on the Cubs' current road trip. With his 10th homer tonight, he matched his total in 161 games from 2013.
Jun 17 - 1:02 AM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base against the Phillies on Sunday.

Castro had an RBI single in the third inning and scored on a Nate Schierholtz double in the sixth. The stolen base was just his second of the year. Castro has hits in eight of his last nine games, raising his season line to .281/.326/.461.
Jun 15 - 4:26 PM

Starlin Castro belted a two-run homer on Friday, powering the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Phillies in Philadelphia.

Castro’s fourth inning shot off opposing starter Roberto Hernandez wound up being the only offense in the game. He finished the night 1-for-3 and was also hit by a pitch. He’s enjoying a nice bounceback season at the plate, hitting .269/.314/.450 with nine homers and 34 RBI.
Jun 13 - 10:13 PM

Starlin Castro was the Cubs offense on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a homer and an RBI double in the loss to the Pirates.

Castro had been slumping again as of a few days ago, but now he's gone 6-for-13 with four doubles and the homer in his last three games. Even if he's still not hitting for average like he used to, it's nice to see his power coming along. With eight homers and 18 doubles, he's on track to career highs in both categories (14 HR in 2012, 36 doubles in 2011).
Jun 9 - 11:23 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run double in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

Castro's first-inning RBI single put the Cubs on the board, behind 3-1. His two-run double in the fifth inning knotted the game up at 4-4. Castro's OPS peaked in May at .832 and Wednesday's performance brought it up to .758. He has also knocked in 29 runs on the season.
Jun 4 - 11:53 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Down 4-1 in the ninth inning, Castro took Padres closer Huston Street deep to left to cut the lead to one. His two-hit day snapped an 0-for-17 skid over his previous four games. Overall, Castro has seven home runs and 25 RBI to go with a .278/.317/.459 line.
May 25 - 9:10 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Castro was off to a slow start in May, but he ended up going 6-for-16 with three extra-base hits and five RBI in the series against the Cardinals. He now has six homers in 158 at-bats this year after hitting just 10 in 666 at-bats last season.
May 15 - 5:13 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Castro has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Cubs, who have lost seven of their last eight. The shortstop is hitting .282/.329/.444 with eight doubles and 18 runs scored in 36 games. It's a promising development after a down 2013 season.
May 11 - 4:52 PM

Starlin Castro went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win against the White Sox.

Castro hit a two-run home run off of White Sox starter Scott Carroll for his fifth homer of the season. With a career-high of 14 home runs in a season, Castro is on pace to surpass that by the All-Star break. We expect he'll slow down a bit, but his other numbers are in line with the 24-year-old's career norms.
May 9 - 12:24 AM

Starlin Castro had a rough night in Monday’s extra-inning loss to the White Sox, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout.

In the 12 inning affair, the anemic Cubs offense was only able to muster three total hits. Castro, who is acting as the Cubs cleanup hitter, is off to a strong start to his 2014 campaign, slashing .289/.317/.438 with four homers and 14 RBI.
May 6 - 12:00 AM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with two doubles as the Cubs beat the Reds on Wednesday.

Castro has hit safely in 11 out of his last 13 games and is now hitting .308 on the year. After posting a disappointing .631 OPS last season, the Cubs are thrilled to see Castro back as one of the club's top offensive performers so far this season.
Apr 30 - 11:08 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa