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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 went 1-for-4 with a double and drove home the Cubs only run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.
Castro also tallied the team's lone extra-base hit in the contest. Drawing another start at second base against opposing left-hander Madison Bumgarner, Castro's run-scoring double gave the Cubs an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, but wound up being the extent of their offense. Castro is now hitting .240/.272/.316 in what has been an extremely disappointing season. Aug 27 - 7:08 PM

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Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run as the Cubs beat the Giants on Tuesday.

Castro, starting at shortstop for the second game in a row, doubled and scored in the fourth inning as the Cubs took a commanding 6-0 lead, then hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to make it 7-0. Castro has mostly served as a second baseman and as a bench bat over the last two weeks. He's had a forgettable year, batting .244/.277/.319 with six home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 26 - 1:47 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Starlin Castro will soon see starts at second base.

Castro worked out at second base again on Tuesday afternoon. He has never played anywhere but shortstop in his major league career, but Addison Russell is the Cubs' new starter there. Chris Coghlan has been drawing the majority of action at second since that change was made.
Aug 11 - 5:54 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday for the third straight game.

With Kyle Schwarber taking over as the regular left fielder following Miguel Montero's return, the Cubs have shifted Chris Coghlan to second base, Addison Russell to shortstop and Castro to the bench. It remains to be seen if this is the setup they'll use for the remainder of the season, but Castro is the odd man out for the time being. He's hitting just .236/.271/.304 on the season.
Aug 9 - 11:02 AM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

As manager Joe Maddon had indicated, Castro's shift to the bench was not just a day off, it's a concerted effort to get Kyle Schwarber's bat in the lineup on a daily basis. Addison Russell is once again starting in his place at shortstop while Chris Coghlan covers second.
Aug 8 - 11:43 AM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He could start seeing the bench more with Kyle Schwarber taking over in left field, as Chris Coghlan is handling second base and Addison Russell has slid over to shortstop Friday. Castro's batting line is down to .236/.271/.304.
Aug 7 - 1:13 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with two RBI doubles as the Cubs shut out the Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday.

Castro doubled in a run and later scored in the third inning, helping the Cubs take a 3-0 lead. He made it 4-0 in the fifth with another RBI double. Offensive contributions have been few and far between for the shortstop, who's hitting a paltry .238/.272/.307 with five home runs and 46 RBI.
Aug 4 - 10:37 PM

Starlin Castro knocked in two runs against the Brewers on Friday.

Castro had an RBI single in the second inning before hitting into a fielder's choice in the fourth inning to drive in another run. The 25-year-old was in the middle of trade discussions this week, but the Cubs are surely hoping he'll breathe a bit easier now that the deadline has passed. He owns a disappointing .237/.271/.304 batting line on the year.
Aug 1 - 1:16 AM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Cubs are "aggressively trying to include Starlin Castro in any deal."

It's notable that Addison Russell started at shortstop on Wednesday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said earlier this week that Castro would not be traded, but that's not a promise he can keep. The 25-year-old is batting just .237/.271/.305 in 406 plate appearances this season and his defense at shortstop has deteriorated. There's been talk of interest from the Padres.
Jul 30 - 2:32 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

It's a day off for the struggling Castro. Addison Russell has slid over to handle shortstop, while Jonathan Herrera is getting a start at second base.
Jul 29 - 11:15 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Padres have discussed Starlin Castro with the Cubs.

Morosi adds that the Cubs have inquired on the Padres' starters and he opines that a Castro-for-James Shields swap might make some sense. Castro has been a colossal disappointment with the Cubs this season, hitting just .233/.268/.302 with five homers. He's under contract through 2019 and the Cubs would probably love to use him as a trade chip this week to get pitching help.
Jul 27 - 6:33 PM

Starlin Castro is absent from the Cubs' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Reds.

Addison Russell is at shortstop, with Jonathan Herrera covering second base. Castro will be back out there for the nightcap.
Jul 22 - 10:03 AM

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It looks to simply be a day of rest. Addison Russell has slid over to cover shortstop, while Jonathan Herrera is getting a start at second base.
Jul 3 - 11:34 AM

Starlin Castro knocked in the go-ahead run with an infield single as the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0 in 11 innings Wednesday.

Castro legged out his little chopper to third, scoring Anthony Rizzo in the process. The Cubs then added a second run on Miguel Montero's single. Castro also doubled earlier in the game. It was just hit seventh double of the year after he had 33 in 2014 and 34 in 2013.
Jul 1 - 10:56 PM

Starlin Castro went hitless in four at-bats as the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on a rainy night in St. Louis on Sunday.

He finished the night 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Castro has been a bit of a disappointment at the dish this season, slashing just .260/.292/.338 with five homers and 35 RBI.
Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Neil Ramirez