Starlin Castro 13 | Shortstop

Chicago Cubs

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Wed. Sep 3, 2014 Subscribe 
News: 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. Impact: 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 beat his prognosis, fantasy owners in single-season leagues probably need not hold their breath on a comeback at this point. With Castro effectively 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 in September.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 3, 2014
News: Castro (ankle) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers. Impact: While Castro received some good news, namely 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.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 2, 2014
News: Castro is expected to miss the remainder of the Chicago Cubs' season with an ankle injury. Impact: Castro left Tuesday night's 7-1 win over Milwaukee after getting hurt on a first-inning slide into home plate. Tests showed he sustained a high ankle sprain. Castro, a three-time All-Star, was holding out hope that he could beat the four-week prognosis to return. But general manager Jed Hoyer said Wednesday that Castro had played his final game this season. Cubs rookie Javier Baez, a natural shortstop, will shift over from second base.(STATS, 9:27pm)
Tue. Sep 2, 2014
News: Castro left Tuesday's game with a sprained left ankle, and while he's still being evaluated, a break/fracture has been ruled out, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports. Impact: He will still need to undergo an MRI, but the worst has already been ruled out after he slid awkwardly at home plate in the first inning of Tuesday's game. Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara are both more than capable of playing shortstop in the short term.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 2, 2014
News: Castro left Tuesday's game with an apparent leg injury after sliding awkwardly at home plate in the bottom of the first inning, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports. Impact: The play didn't look good, and it was an unnecessary injury as there wasn't a play at the plate. Given the Cubs' lack of incentive to win the game, there wasn't any reason to leave him in, especially with a three-run lead early against Milwaukee. Javier Baez moved to shortstop and Logan Watkins came in to play second base.(RotoWire, )
Starlin Castro
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 190  Age: 24
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 3/24/1990, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
College: None
Debut: 2010
Salary: $5,857,142
Injury Status
No Current Injury