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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
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Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.
Since returning from a hamstring strain, Castro was 1-for-9 in three games before Thursday's two-hit night. After being dealt from the Cubs to the Yankees in exchange for Adam Warren last winter -- a deal that looks like a coup for the Yankees now -- the 26-year-old has had a strong year in 2016, batting .272/.302/.436 with 21 homers, 70 RBI and 63 runs scored. He'll be back as the Yankees' everyday second baseman in 2017, barring the unforeseen. Sep 29 - 11:16 PM

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Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain.
Sep 27 - 3:35 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Sep 27 - 8:36 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Sep 26 - 6:49 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) will hit in an indoor batting cage Friday and hopes to do some running Saturday.

However, he won't return this weekend in Toronto as previously hoped, as the Yankees don't want to play Castro on artificial turf. It does sound like the second baseman could be back in the lineup early next week if he continues to progress.
Source: LoHud.com
Sep 23 - 5:49 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend.

Manager Joe Girardi essentially ruled Castro out for the season earlier this week, but the second baseman has progressed more quickly than expected. He's done treadmill work and agility drills at the club's spring training complex in Florida and hopes to begin hitting again. "I don’t know if it’s a realistic hope, but I think it’s my hope," Girardi said of the possibility of Castro rejoining the team in Toronto.
Sep 23 - 9:51 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would consider it a "bonus" if Starlin Castro (hamstring) appears in another game this season.

Castro suffered a Grade 1 right hamstring strain Saturday while trying to leg out a double. That's typically a two-week injury, and there are only two weeks left in the 2016 regular season. "It's hard to say. It really just depends on how quickly he heals," Girardi said. "Hopefully it's not too long. Hopefully it's not more than a week, but still I think that's probably pushing it."
Sep 19 - 9:33 AM

Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

It's still not clear how long he'll be held out of the Bombers' lineup, but Ronald Torreyes will start in his place for Sunday night's showdown against the Red Sox.
Sep 18 - 4:53 PM

Updating an earlier report, Starlin Castro left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a right hamstring strain.

He injured himself while running the bases on a fifth-inning double. Castro will undergo more tests and could be headed for an MRI. It would be a huge loss for the Yankees, who are fighting to stay afloat in the AL Wild Card Race. Ronald Torreyes took over for Castro at second base.
Sep 17 - 4:30 PM

Starlin Castro was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

Castro pulled up lame as he cruised into second on a double with what looked to be a hamstring injury. Expect the Yankees to provide an update on his status shortly.
Sep 17 - 3:00 PM

Starlin Castro collected four hits, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

The Yankees lost, but not by any fault of Castro's. The second baseman had a double and a pair of RBI singles in the contest, his fourth four-hit game this year. It was also his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. The Cubs didn't have a huge need for the 26-year-old but it now appears they might have sold themselves short in the trade with the Yankees -- Castro is batting .275/.306/.441 with 21 home runs, 69 RBI and 62 runs scored in his first season in pinstripes.
Sep 15 - 11:57 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Ronald Torreyes is handling second base.
Sep 11 - 10:19 AM

Starlin Castro drilled a solo home run for his only hit of the night during a defeat of the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

The third-inning home run opened the scoring and was enough by itself for the Yankees to win the game. The shot off Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman was Castro's 20th of the year. His previous career high in home runs was 14, which he produced in both 2012 and 2014. Despite the homers Castro's overall stats have been pedestrian this year. He is batting a rather ordinary .265/.296/.425 with 65 RBI and four steals.
Sep 7 - 10:26 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a double Wednesday as the Yankees took down the Royals 5-4 in 13 innings.

Two straight extra-inning wins for the Yankees in Kansas City. Castro had the biggest hit in the 13th, though he neither scored nor plated the winning run. Instead, his double advanced Didi Gregorius to third, and Gregorius went on to score on Brian McCann's sac fly. Castro's homer was his 19th, which is five better than his previous career high. His .269 average and .302 OBP leave more to be desired.
Sep 1 - 12:52 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Rob Refsnyder
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Donovan Solano
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Eric Young Jr.
3Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
2Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
7Bryan Mitchell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Ben Heller
4Adam Warren
5Chasen Shreve
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Anthony Swarzak
9Kirby Yates
10James Pazos
11Luis Severino
12Jonathan Holder
13Nick Goody
14Richard Bleier