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Starlin Castro | Shortstop

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Starlin Castro slugged his fourth home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Castro gave the Cubs some extra breathing room as his eighth-inning solo homer off of Bryan Morris boosted his club's lead to 5-1. Along with four homers, the shortstop has 25 RBI and a mediocre .265/.299/.345 batting line. Jun 1 - 10:04 PM

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Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard held the Cubs off the board for the first five innings, but Castro's RBI double in the sixth inning broke the scoreless tie. He collected two doubles on the evening after having one in his first 31 games of the year. The shortstop is batting .280/.301/.371 overall.
May 12 - 11:51 PM

Starlin Castro led the charge Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pirates.

Castro filled up the box score as the Cubs collected 12 hits against Pirates starter Jeff Locke and the bullpen. The multi-hit game was Castro's seventh this month, and he's hit safely in 16 of 19 games thus far. That equates to a .342/.366/.430 line, 12 RBI and nine runs scored for the 25-year-old with a few games left to go in April.
Apr 29 - 12:00 AM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single in Tuesday's comeback win versus the Pirates.

Castro hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Radhames Liz. He knocked in another run in the seventh on a grounder to Josh Harrison, who misplayed the ball. In the ninth, facing closer Mark Melancon, Castro tied the game at 8-8 with a two-run single to left field. Castro continues to hit, as he owns a .352/.375/.481 slash line with two home runs and 10 RBI on the season.
Apr 21 - 10:32 PM

Starlin Castro had a walk-off RBI single in a 7-6 win over the Padres in 11 innings on Saturday.

After Craig Kimbrel walked pinch-hitter David Ross to load the bases with one out in the 11th, Castro pulled a pitch into left field to win it for Chicago. He finished the day 3-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored. The 25-year-old has just two extra-base hits (including one home run) so far, but he's hitting .317 (13-for-41) over 10 games.
Apr 18 - 6:44 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run in the Cubs' 9-5 defeat of the Rockies on Saturday.

Castro hit a solo homer off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick in the fifth inning and rounded out his batting line with two singles. In addition to the woodwork, he was caught stealing once. After swiping 20-plus bags in 2011 and 2012, he has not recorded more than nine steals in either of the last two seasons. This is a relatively minor quibble, though, as he continues to provide value at the dish. Castro's trying to build off a career-best 2014 in which he hit .292/.339/.438.
Apr 12 - 12:35 AM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's 8-5 victory over the Giants.

Castro has hit in five consecutive Cactus League games dating back to March 19. He had been slowed recently by minor groin tightness, but he should be ready for the start of the regular season. Castro had arguably his best offensive season last year, batting .292 with 14 home runs.
Mar 30 - 7:25 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) is back in the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday night.

Castro took a few days off to work out some tightness in his groin. The shortstop fully expects to be ready for the Cubs' Opening Night game against the Cardinals.
Mar 25 - 5:19 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) is expected to return to the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday.

The original plan called for Castro to return Tuesday, but the Cubs apparently wanted to give him another day as he works his way back from right groin tightness. Either way, it's not expected to impact his availability for the season.
Mar 24 - 3:55 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday.

Castro was scratched from Saturday's game due to right groin tightness, but said he planned to return Tuesday. It's not going to happen. The Cubs likely just want to play it safe before putting him back out there, but we should know more soon.
Mar 24 - 12:13 PM

Starlin Castro (groin) said he will return to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Castro was scratched from Saturday's game due to right groin tightness, but the shortstop insisted the ailment is minor. He's taking a few days off to be safe but should be fine going forward.
Mar 22 - 11:32 AM

Starlin Castro was scratched from the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday due to right groin tightness.

The Cubs are considering him day-to-day. Addison Russell will take his place at shortstop for Saturday's contest against the Mariners. Castro has been struggling at the dish thus far in spring action, hitting .231/.286/.385 with four RBI and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in 26 at-bats.
Mar 21 - 3:05 PM

Starlin Castro has been cleared of any involvement in a shooting in the Dominican Republic.

Six people were injured in the shooting, which took place early Saturday morning at a nightclub. While early reports indicated that Castro was arrested or detained, his agent, Paul Kinzer, said that he went to the police station voluntarily and video proved his innocence. Dominican police rep Jacobo Mateo Moquete later announced that Castro was free after being cleared of any wrongdoing.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cubs are telling teams that Starlin Castro is not available for trade.

There had been speculation that many teams in the market for shortstop help, including the Mets, would make a play for the 27-year-old. It appears as though he'll hold down the fort at shortstop for at least another season until Addison Russell is ready. He has an affordable contract and is signed through the 2019 season, plus a team option in 2020, so when/if the Cubs do decide to make him available, there should be a plethora of interested teams.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that Starlin Castro is recovered from his season-ending ankle injury.

Hoyer mentioned that Castro is showing good mobility and passing his running and jumping tests. The 27-year-old shortstop appeared in just two games in September due to the high left ankle sprain. He registered a career-best .777 OPS in 2014 for the Cubs.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood