Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 2 days ago

Castro went 3-for-5 with a double while making the start at second base in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Dodgers.

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Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 4 days ago

Castro is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 7 days ago

Castro will start at second base and bat second Wednesday against the Giants.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 2 months ago

Castro is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

This marks Castro's third absence from the lineup all season, allowing Addison Russell to start at shortstop and Jonathan Herrera at second base. Castro is having a down season for the second time in three years, but he's not in any danger of losing playing time.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 2 months ago

Castro (personal) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

After the birth of his second child Thursday the Cubs' starting shortstop will return to his duties Friday against the Cardinals. He will hit sixth for the Cubs against righty John Lackey.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 2 months ago

Castro was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

He is at the hospital awaiting the birth of his second child, so there is a chance he may miss Friday's game as well. Addison Russell will get the start at shortstop and hit fifth Thursday against the Dodgers.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 3 months ago

Castro came through in the clutch Sunday, finishing 3-for-5 with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th inning of Chicago's 2-1 win over the Reds.

The 25-year-old has chipped in across the board this season and his 32 RBI help mitigate a slightly disappointing .268 batting average. Castro will see more chances to drive in runs hitting further down in the order this season but will need to hit more consistently in order to do so.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 3 months ago

Castro went 1-for-5 with his fifth home run of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Reds on Friday.

The home run, Castro's second of June, came off Reds ace Johnny Cueto and tied the game at four in the bottom of the sixth inning. Castro is striking out more and walking less than he did in 2014, but he's on pace to match his home run total from a year ago and exceed his totals in runs and RBI. The 25-year-old has already matched his stolen base total from last season (4).

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 3 months ago

Castro is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Castro is likely just getting a breather while the Cubs send another one of their young shortstops out against Washington starter Joe Ross, who is making his MLB debut. Addison Russell will take over shortstop, while Jonathan Herrera enters the lineup and takes second base in Russell's stead.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS CHC 3 months ago

Castro went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Marlins.

Castro hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 5-1 lead. It was his fourth home run of the season to go along with a .265 average and 25 RBI. Castro has hit in multiple spots in the Cubs star studded lineup this year, and should continue to have plenty of opportunities to produce moving forward.