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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Castellanos (hand) hasn't been cleared to resume hitting.
Castellanos had a follow-up X-ray on Friday. The results were encouraging but it could be a few more days before he's cleared to hit. Castellanos broke his hand on a hit-by-pitch a couple weeks ago and is hoping to return in early September. Casey McGehee has been filling in at the hot corner. Aug 20 - 5:00 PM

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Tigers placed 3B Nick Castellanos on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Castellanos suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in Saturday's win over the Mets. The usual recovery time for a broken hand is about 6-8 weeks but Castellanos is hoping to make it back in four. Casey McGehee was called up from Triple-A Toledo to take his place on the active roster.
Aug 6 - 11:24 PM

Nick Castellanos left Saturday's game against the Mets with a fractured left hand.

Logan Verrett plunked him in the fourth inning. Castellanos took his base but was replaced by Mike Aviles in the following frame. X-rays showed a fracture of the fifth metacarpal bone in his left hand. Castellanos is obviously headed to the disabled list, though the Tigers are hoping he'll only have to miss 3-4 weeks. Casey McGehee was lifted from Saturday night's game for Triple-A Toledo, a sign that he'll be heading to Detroit to replace Castellanos.
Aug 6 - 9:28 PM

Nick Castellanos hit his 17th home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Castellanos' solo shot in the fourth inning was his only hit in three at-bats on the night. The first half of the season has been good to the 24-year-old, who is hitting .307/.348/.547 with those 17 homers, 51 RBI and 44 runs scored. The home runs are already a personal best for Castellanos, and he'll look to set some more single-season records as the year goes on.
Jul 7 - 11:42 PM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 with five RBI in the Tigers' 12-2 rout of the Indians on Wednesday.

Cleveland carried an 11-game winning streak against Detroit into the afternoon game at Progressive Field. Castellanos helped put a stop to that, launching a three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning and a two-run double in the seventh. He also singled in the game. The third baseman is enjoying a breakout season at age 24, now with a .307/.346/.540 batting line, 16 home runs, 19 doubles, and 50 RBI in 81 games played.
Jul 6 - 3:42 PM

Nick Castellanos was scratched from the Tigers starting lineup on Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

The hard-hitting third baseman is feeling a bit under the weather, so he'll take a seat on Tuesday. Mike Aviles will start in his place at third base and bat seventh against Carlos Carrasco and the Indians.
Jul 5 - 6:21 PM

Nick Castellanos finished with a two-run homer and a double in a losing cause Monday against the Tigers.

Castellanos had a rather quiet June, but he's liking the new month; he's going 5-for-16 with three extra-base hits in the first four games of July.
Jul 5 - 1:43 AM

Nick Castellanos hit one of three home runs for the Tigers in a seven-run inning in Tuesday's comeback win over the Marlins.

The Tigers entered the bottom of the fifth down 3-0 and were getting dominated by Adam Conley, but Conley suddenly then fell apart. Castellanos followed dingers by Jose Iglesias and Miguel Cabrera with a homer of his own, completing the seven-run frame. The third baseman struggled in the first half of June but is batting .333 over his last 11 games.
Jun 28 - 11:03 PM

Nick Castellanos hit his 13th home run of the season in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

Castellanos continues to careen toward career highs in basically every offensive category, as he's now just two homers shy of the single-season high of 15 he set last year. The third baseman is batting .296/.329/.529 with 39 RBI and 32 runs scored to go with his 13 homers. Still just 24 years old, Castellanos appears to be cashing in on the promise that made him a highly touted prospect a few years ago.
Jun 17 - 1:05 AM

Nick Castellanos hit his 10th homer of the year as part of a 2-for-4 game against the A's on Friday.

Castellanos is already two-thirds of the way to his 2015 home run total in barely thirty percent as many plate appearances. As poor as his plate discipline in, it's still hard to see him maintaining this kind of production all year. He's been stellar so far, though.
May 28 - 1:00 AM

Nick Castellanos is out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

It's a planned day off for Castellanos, who is among the hottest hitters in baseball. Miguel Cabrera is at third base and Victor Martinez is at first base Wednesday against Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer.
May 11 - 3:25 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday against the Nationals.

Another day, another multi-hit game for Castellanos. He now has 12 of them this season, including eight in his last 11 games. He’s sporting a BABIP (batting average on balls in play) north of .450 and still shows shaky plate discipline, so he won’t continue at this pace, but he’s hitting the ball very hard right now. The power that he showed during the second half last season appears to be for real.
May 9 - 10:42 PM

Nick Castellanos was the only Tigers' hitter with multiple hits in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Tigers, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

It was an uninspiring night at the plate for the entire Tigers' ballclub, as Corey Kluber carved them up in a five-hit shutout. Still, Castellanos continued his hot start to the season with a couple base hits. He now boasts a .378/.385/.589 slash line in 96 plate appearances.
May 4 - 8:57 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and four total RBI in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

The Twins actually held a 5-2 lead entering the sixth inning (such things do occur on occasion), at which point Castellanos cracked a three-run home run off starter Ricky Nolasco to tie the game at 5-5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia would provide the go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning as the Tigers improved to 14-10. For his part, Castellanos is hitting a cool .361/.371/.590 with four homers, 18 RBI and five doubles over 83 at-bats. He has accumulated eight hits over his last four games, with homers in two of his last three.
May 1 - 6:09 PM

Nick Castellanos is out of Tuesday's lineup versus the Royals.

He'll get a day off against right-hander Yordano Ventura. Mike Aviles will start at third base and bat seventh.
Apr 19 - 3:35 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Erick Aybar
3Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Casey McGehee
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Alex Presley
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Matt Boyd
6Daniel Norris
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Anibal Sanchez
8Bruce Rondon
9Kyle Ryan