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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nick Castellanos (foot) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins.
Castellanos was a late scratch Tuesday after fouling a ball off his left foot in his final at-bat on Monday. It was never a serious concern. The 22-year-old third baseman is batting .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 137 games this season. Wed, Sep 17, 2014 04:54:00 PM

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Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore left foot.

Castellanos fouled a ball off the foot in his final at-bat Monday and is still feeling the after effects. Consider him day-to-day. Don Kelly took Castellanos' spot at third base Tuesday, with Rajai Davis entering the lineup in center field.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 on Monday against the Indians.

Castellanos' three singles were part of the Tigers twenty-hit, twelve-run Labor Day party. Sluggers Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera were doing the heavy lifting in this one, but Castellanos allowed the bottom of the lineup to keep things moving. On the year, he's slashing .266/.313/.412.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple, but the Tigers lost 8-4 to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Castellanos tripled in a run in the bottom of the eighth, shortening the Tigers' deficit to 8-3, but by then the Tigers were nearly out of time for a comeback. The third baseman has been hitting well lately, as he's on a six-game hitting streak with a .360 batting average in that span of time. Overall, he has a .263/.312/.415 line with 10 home runs and 56 RBI.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Nick Castellanos hit a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Mariners.

The home run was Castellanos tenth of the year. At the time of the blast, the game was tied 1-1. After that point, the Tigers didn't trail. On the season, the 22-year old is slashing .262/.311/.415 to go with 49 RBI. He doesn't do much in the way of average (yet), but you can see the potential in the bat and it will be interesting to watch the youngster develop.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Nick Castellanos had an RBI triple and a solo home run in four trips to the plate in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Castellanos put the Tigers on the board with an RBI triple in the second, and broke a 4-4 tie with a solo home run off of Vance Worley in the sixth. It was a big game for the 22-year-old third baseman, who is now slashing .262/.312/.419 with nine home runs and 46 RBI.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:38:00 PM

Nick Castellanos belted a game-tying two-run homer off Casey Janssen in the ninth inning on Friday, helping to propel the Tigers to a victory over the Blue Jays.

It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the night, but provided the punch that the Tigers have been so desperately lacking in recent weeks. Castellanos has struggled with inconsistency in his rookie season, slashing .255/.307/.401 with eight long balls and 43 RBI.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Nick Castellanos had a good night at the plate, hitting a three-run home run and knocking in another run with a single over four at-bats as the Tigers handily defeated the White Sox on Wednesday.

Castellanos hasn't made noise with the bat in a while, as he last homered on June 27. His three-run blast capped off a six-run first inning against White Sox starter Hector Noesi. The 22-year-old rookie third baseman has had a mediocre year offensively, but there's certainly plenty of potential in his bat. He's slashing .267/.312/.409 with seven home runs and 41 RBI.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Nick Castellanos is back in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

He missed Tuesday's contest with a bruised finger. Castellanos is hitting just .264/.310/.399 with six homers and 37 RBI in his first full big league season.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Nick Castellanos was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right index finger contusion.

Castellanos suffered the injury when he was hit by a grounder during batting practice. He's listed as day-to-day. Miguel Cabrera will slide across the diamond to handle third base Tuesday, while Victor Martinez will be at first.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.

This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 01:35:00 AM

Nick Castellanos belted his sixth home run of the season, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Astros in extra-innings on Friday.

His solo shot off Brad Peacock briefly gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. The rookie third baseman has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks and is now hitting .266/.300/.409 with six homers and 28 RBI after Friday's 1-for-4 effort.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 12:43:00 AM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 and hit his fifth homer Friday against the Red Sox.

Three straight three-hit games for Castellanos. His average had been hovering in the .230-.250 range for over a month, but it's suddenly up to .271 now. The homer was nice, too. He hadn't had one of those since May 4. In fact, he hadn't even driven in a run since May 21.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Red Sox.

It's simply a routine day of rest for the rookie third baseman. Don Kelly will be getting the start at third base and will hit fifth for the Tigers.
Sun, May 18, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 0-for-4 and struck out three times versus the Orioles on Monday.

Castellanos' average is down to .236, which is a big problem considering that he's walked just four times in 110 at-bats on the season; his OBP is an awful .263. There's no talk of demoting him and there shouldn't be, but he does need to do a better job of getting on base.
Mon, May 12, 2014 10:44:00 PM

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2Andrew Romine
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