Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 1 week ago

Castro hit his third home run, a solo blast, as part of a 2-for-4 game in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro quieted down after his explosive start and went 18 days between his second and third home runs. Still, Castro has been solid in the early going, as he now owns a .290/.338/.478 batting line. His .816 OPS ranks fourth among qualified American League second basemen, behind only Jose Altuve, Ian Kinsler and Logan Forsythe.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Castro is batting seventh Saturday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro moved up to second in the order on Tuesday and remained there for each of the last four games. However, after going just 2-for-16 at the plate over that span, he'll move back down to seventh as the Yankees go with Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner at the top of the order.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Castro is batting second Tuesday against the A's, reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro has gotten off to a great start to his Yankee career, hitting .333 with a pair of home runs through 11 games. He's typically occupied a spot in the bottom of the order, but if he continues to hit this well, manager Joe Girardi may not have a choice but to keep Castro as a staple atop the lineup.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Castro was 3-for-5 with a trio of singles in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro continues to acquit himself exceedingly well in a Yankees tenure, boosting his average to .342 with Saturday's performance. He's racked up four multi-hit games over the first 10 contests, and has also provided some pop in the form of a pair of homers.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 1 month ago

Castro went 2-for-4 with his second home run in as many days Thursday against the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Well, someone's enjoying his new pinstripes. Considering his size, it's not inconceivable that we'll see a significant power surge this year from Castro, who turns 26 next month; Thursday's homer was no cheap shot, as it flew 415 feet over the wall in left center. He did commit a bit of a baserunning blunder on his other hit, as he kind of dogged it and got thrown out at second, but even so, Castro's showing that he deserves a promotion from the eighth spot in the order.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 1 month ago

Castro went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer and five RBI in Wednesday's 16-6 rout of the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Incredibly, he did all that damage in the game's first five innings, as the Yankees pulled the majority of their starters with a big lead. So far, his change of scenery is looking good -- with this encore following two RBI in the season opener, Castro's off to a huge start in a Yankees uniform as he looks to bounce back from last year's struggles.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 months ago

Castro (teeth) returned to the team Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro left the club Monday for a root canal, but he was able to go through a normal workout Tuesday and appears to be fine. He'll go through spring training as the team's starting second baseman, occasionally seeing some work at third base.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 months ago

Castro was out of camp Monday after undergoing a root canal, Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro had been experiencing tooth pain for a few days and finally had it checked out Sunday, which helped him discover the need for a root canal. This shouldn't keep him out too long as he works on becoming the Yankees' starting second baseman.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 months ago

Castro will take reps at third base throughout the spring, Newsday reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro was acquired in an offseason trade to be the Yankees' everyday second baseman, but it appears as though he could also play at the hot corner occasionally as Chase Headley's backup. The 25-year-old has never played at third in the majors, so if the club finds a better alternative utility infield option, Castro could ultimately just serve his duties at the keystone.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 5 months ago

Castro was traded to the Yankees on Tuesday for right-hander Adam Warren and a player to be named later, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Multiple outlets are confirming that the Cubs have indeed sent Castro to New York, less than an hour after inking Ben Zobrist to a three-year contract. A three-time All-Star at the age of 25, Castro has seen his stock fall considerably in recent years, but he will be afforded a fresh start as the Yankees' starting second baseman.