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Castro (personal) has rejoined the Cubs and is in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

Castro was on the bereavement list since last Wednesday but will start at shortstop again Tuesday. The star shortstop is batting .284/.333/.429 on the season and is nearing his career-high in home runs (14), currently sitting at 13 with just over a month left in the season.

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Castro (personal) will rejoin the Cubs on Tuesday,'s Carrie Muskat reports.

Castro has been away from the team since Wednesday while on the bereavement list, but he is ready to return this week. Expect Castro to resume his role as the Cubs' regular shortstop upon his return.

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Castro (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Castro will be away from the team for the next 3-to-7 days following a fatal car crash involving close friends and family in his native Dominican Republic. The Cubs have not announced who will replace Castro on the active roster.

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Castro was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a family emergency, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

It's uncertain whether Castro will miss additional time beyond Wednesday, but Javier Baez will move over to short in his absence with Chris Valaika stepping in at second.

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Castro hit the game-winning homer against the Mets' Jenrry Mejia on Sunday.

The homer was his 13th on the season. His numbers are essentially in line with what he did in 2012 (.286/.333/.433 this year). We have to consider that this is perhaps as good as it gets with Castro.

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have received trade interest in Starlin Castro, but the club doesn't plan to deal the shortstop this month.

The common thought following the Cubs' acquisition of Addison Russell is that they're likely to deal one (or more) of their middle infielders eventually. While it doesn't appear that it will happen in July, it could very well take place over the offseason. Castro has rebuilt his value with a strong 2014 season, hitting .276/.326/.440 with 11 homers and 52 RBI.

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A source familiar with the Cubs' thinking told David Lennon of New York Newsday that Starlin Castro shouldn't be expected to be traded this season.

Plenty have assumed that the Cubs' recent acquisition of Addison Russell in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal means that Castro will go on the block, but the team is obviously in no rush to make a deal. The source also told Lennon that the club could move Castro to third base for 2015. Of course, the Cubs have one of the top third base prospects in the game in Kris Bryant, but the outfield hasn't been ruled out as a possibility for him. There are a lot of moving pieces here, so things could change if the right offer comes along.

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Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Castro tied the game at 1-1 with his fourth-inning RBI single to center. He was the only Cub to log multiple hits on the evening in what was another quiet night offensively. Castro is slashing .287/.333/.479 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in what has been a productive season for the shortstop.

Starlin Castro SS CHC 2 Months

Starlin Castro launched a three-run homer in Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates.

It was his 11th home run of the season, so he already has more than he had all of last season. Meanwhile, he's just one RBI away from what he had last year. Castro is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak and owns a .290/.332/.490 batting line on the year. He's authoring quite a bounceback campaign.

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Starlin Castro went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer as the Cubs beat the Marlins 5-4 in 13 innings on Monday.

The game's best hitting pitcher, Travis Wood, delivered the go-ahead run by doubling in Junior Lake in the 13th. Long before that, Castro delivered his three-run shot off Tom Koehler in the sixth. He has 13 hits, three homers and nine RBI over eight games on the Cubs' current road trip. With his 10th homer tonight, he matched his total in 161 games from 2013.