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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / DET
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Nick Castellanos (finger) went 2-for-4 with a double in his return to the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.
Castellanos made an early exit on Tuesday night after suffering a contusion on his right index finger. It was obviously a very minor contusion. The young third baseman is sitting on a .259/.307/.425 slash line, 32 doubles, 15 homers, and 72 RBI through 151 games played this season. Thu, Oct 1, 2015 08:45:00 AM

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Nick Castellanos (finger) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Castellanos departed Tuesday's game with a right index finger contusion. It's clearly nothing serious.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Nick Castellanos left Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a right index finger contusion.

Castellanos is considered day-to-day. He lined out in his only plate appearance before exiting.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 09:35:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Castellanos put the Tigers on the scoreboard with his RBI double off Twins starter Tyler Duffey in the fourth inning. He also had a single in the contest. The 23-year-old third baseman has done a decent--if unspectacular--job this season, hitting .258/.308/.424 with 15 homers and 72 RBI. He's picked up multiple hits in four of his last five games.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Nick Castellanos is absent from the Tigers' starting lineup for the first half of Monday's day-night doubleheader against the White Sox.

Castellanos has been battling some groin tightness, so the Tigers will only play him in one of their games Monday versus the Pale Hose. Jefry Marte is starting at third base and batting sixth on Monday afternoon.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Nick Castellanos (groin) struck out in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter in Friday's contest against the Royals.

Castellanos was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to tightness in his groin and hadn't played since. He's enjoying a solid sophomore season at the dish, slashing .249/.301/.416 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 08:10:00 AM

Nick Castellanos (groin) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Friday.

Castellanos did, however, field grounders before the game, so it appears he's close to returning to action. Jefry Marte is at third base Friday.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Nick Castellanos has been scratched from the Tigers' lineup Wednesday with left groin tightness.

Castellanos is considered day-to-day for now. Jefry Marte will get the start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday night against Twins right-hander Ervin Santana.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk Thursday against the Royals.

Castellanos isn't just homering more during the second half; he's also walking about twice as often as he did prior to the All-Star break and he's collecting more doubles. It's a great sign after he spent the first three months looking like a guy who belonged in Triple-A.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Tigers topped the Angels 5-0 on Wednesday.

Castellanos started the scoring in the second inning with a solo homer off of Hector Santiago. It's his ninth home run in 36 second-half games, accounting for 60 percent of his 15 total long balls on the season. Castellanos has driven in 63 runs and compiled an adequate .248/.303/.424 batting line.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 4-for-5, two homers, two doubles and five RBI as the Tigers smoked the Cubs 15-8 on Wednesday.

Castellanos joined Denard Span and Jackie Bradley Jr. as the only players with four extra-base hits in a game this season. He's the first Tiger to do it since Ivan Rodriguez on Apr. 5, 2006. Castellanos seemed to be turning his season around in July, but he had gone right back to slumping this month (.222, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 13 games) before busting out tonight. The talent is there for him to turn into a quality regular, but he's only shined against lefties this season (all four hits tonight came off southpaws). He's not going to be promised anything in 2016 unless he puts together a strong finish.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 12:20:00 AM

Nick Castellanos is out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Royals.

Andrew Romine will start at third base and bat ninth for the Tigers versus Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura. It's just a night of maintenance for Castellanos, who's had an up-and-down sophomore season.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Nick Castellanos had a three-hit night, but it was wasted in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

The two batters ahead of him combined to go 0-for-7 with a walk, and the three hitters behind him combined to go 0-for-8 with two walks. In that context, it's understandable why he never scored a run nor knocked one in. Castellanos started to pick things up in July, but had slumped in his last 11 games entering Tuesday, batting .154 (6-for-39). Overall, he's hitting .243/.294/.401 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI in his sophomore season.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Nick Castellanos homered for the second consecutive game on Sunday as the Tigers fell to the Red Sox in Boston.

His fifth inning solo shot off Eduardo Rodriguez accounted for the entirety of the Tigers offense in this one. That makes four home runs in six games for the 23-year-old. He has broken out in a big way in the month of July, hitting (22-for-76) with six homers and 19 RBI.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Red Sox.

Castellanos hit an RBI ground-rule double in the top of the fourth inning and a solo shot in the top of the sixth. He's shown some signs of life lately, but the 23-year-old third baseman still owns an ugly .245/.294/.393 overall batting line this season. Maybe he can put it all together down the stretch.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 07:18:00 PM