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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 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

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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

Yankees acquired INF Starlin Castro from the Cubs in exchange for RHP Adam Warren and a player to be named later.

There have been multiple reports that Brendan Ryan is the player to be named later, but it's unclear why he wasn't officially named. Nevertheless, the Yankees have a new second baseman in Castro, who thrived at the position after a move off of shortstop last season, hitting .353/.374/.594 in 44 games while playing better defense. He should like batting at Yankee Stadium.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that a trade sending Starlin Castro to the Yankees has been agreed upon.

This is no surprise, as the Cubs were expected to unload Castro if Ben Zobrist picked them, which has happened. The Cubs will receive Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan in the deal. Castro hit just .265/.296/.375 overall in 2015, but he batted .353/.374/.594 in 44 games after moving to second base and also played better defense there. It's at second base where the Yankees will use him.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:58:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Cubs are discussing a trade that would send Starlin Castro to the Yankees.

Unloading Castro would allow the Cubs to go after Ben Zobrist, which might have been their plan all along. It's unclear who the Yankees might send to the Cubs in the deal, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post says it's not Brett Gardner, who Chicago had shown interest in. Castro would take over as the Yankees' second baseman. He's owed $38 million on the remaining of his contract.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Castro worked an RBI double in the seventh to account for his solitary run driven in on Friday. This season, he's hitting .269/.299/.380 with 11 homers, 69 RBI and 52 runs scored. He posted a strong September and looks to be carrying that over to baseball's most important month.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Starlin Castro filled up the box score in Wednesday's win over the Reds, finishing 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored.

Castro belted a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning, singled and scored in the eighth, then hit an RBI double and scored in the ninth. The infielder is figuring things out at the right time, as he's hitting .426 (29-for-68) in September. On the season, Castro has a .269/.300/.379 triple-slash line with 11 home runs, 68 RBI, and 52 runs scored.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

He's sitting against right-hander Josh Smith. Assuming the weather cooperates, Tommy La Stella will start at second base and Javier Baez will play second base.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Cubs topped the Pirates 4-0 on Sunday night in Chicago.

Castro's two-run double in the seventh inning, which had initially been ruled a home run, increased the Cubs advantage to 4-0, which was more than enough support for Jake Arrieta and company. With the two-hit effort, Castro is now hitting .264/.296/.368 with 10 homers and 66 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

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