Starlin Castro SS CHC 1 week ago

Castro (groin) has done some extra defensive drills and will play in Wednesday's spring game, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

Castro reiterated that he was feeling 100 percent after being scratched from Saturday's Cactus League lineup with right groin tightness. The 25-year-old felt good enough to go in Tuesday's game but the team elected to give him an extra day off, but he should now be able to go forward with no restrictions for the remainder of the spring.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 1 week ago

Castro (groin) did not play Tuesday as anticipated, but is expected to play in Wednesday's spring game, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

Castro felt good enough to play Tuesday, but the team decided to give him an extra day to rest his sore groin with Opening Day still almost two weeks away.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 1 week ago

Castro (groin) says he feels "100 percent" and will be able to play Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Tuesday will be the shortstop's 25th birthday, so he's motivated to get back on the field. It sounds like the tightness, which Castro first felt Tuesday, is no longer an issue.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 2 weeks ago

Castro was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League lineup with right groin tightness.

The severity of the injury is uncertain, so consider Castro day-to-day until more information becomes available. It's unfortunate timing for the 24-year-old Castro, though, as he was starting to pick it up in spring action of late following a slow start, going 4-for-12 with four RBI in his last four games. Addison Russell will start and bat sixth in his absence Saturday.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 3 months ago

Castro's agent, Paul Kinzer, refuted reports that the Cubs' shortstop was detained for questioning in connection with a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic, the Chicago Tribune reports. "[Castro] was not arrested or detained or anything," Kinzer said. "He went to the police station to make sure they knew he was not involved. They told him they had video so they knew he was not involved."

ESPNDeportes.com reported earlier Saturday that Castro was detained and being held at the Montecristi prosecutor's office. It now sounds like he voluntarily went to police rather than being detained, but regardless, it marks the second time in less than a month Castro has been linked to a shooting in the Dominican. He was cleared of any involvement in the first incident, but Cubs president Theo Epstein is reportedly unhappy with the 24-year-old's decision making of late.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 3 months ago

Castro was arrested Saturday in the Dominican Republic for questioning in connection with a shooting that left six people injured, Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports.

A spokesman for the Monte Cristi police department said Castro is being held at the city prosecutor's office, and that people close to Castro participated in the nightclub shooting. The 24-year-old Castro is beginning to develop a pattern of troubling behavior, as he was linked to another nightclub shooting in Santiago, DR earlier this month that left three wounded. However, that incident was not formally investigated by Dominican authorities.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 5 months ago

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that Castro has recovered from his season-ending ankle injury, Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports.

A high-ankle sprain, suffered in early September, cut short what was shaping up to be a very strong second half for Castro (.329/.371/.432). The 24-year-old has evidently turned the page on the injury, as Hoyer said he is showing good mobility and has passed several running and jumping tests. Castro should be able to go through his normal offseason routine.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 6 months ago

Castro (ankle) is wearing a walking boot and will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The decision comes as no surprise, as Castro continues to rehab his ankle and is still limited in his activities. He hasn't played since September 2, and with only five games remaining, there's no sense in attempting to rush him back for what are ultimately meaningless games.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 7 months ago

Castro was diagnosed Wednesday with a high-ankle sprain and is expected to miss the rest of the season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Because the recovery process for Castro's injury typically requires a four-week timetable, the Cubs aren't counting on having their star shortstop back in the fold the rest of the way. While the team won't shut Castro down completely after he expressed a desire to attempt to return this season, fantasy owners in single-season leagues probably shouldn't hold their breath on a comeback at this point. With Castro out of the picture, Javier Baez is likely to slide over from second base to his more natural position at shortstop, while Logan Watkins figures to assume regular duties at the keystone.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 7 months ago

Castro (ankle) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

While Castro received some good news that the left ankle issue that forced him out of Tuesday's game was a sprain rather than a fracture, there's a good possibility he'll still have to miss multiple days due the injury. The Cubs are still awaiting an MRI that was expected to reveal the severity of the sprain, and once those results are announced, a better estimate of Castro's recovery timetable should become available.