Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:30:16 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) performed some "light activity" that included dry swings Tuesday, March 11.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:59:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) will resume fielding and hitting drills Tuesday, March 11, as he recovers from a right hamstring strain. Castro has been receiving treatment daily, but it's doubtful he'll travel with the team this weekend for spring games against the New York Mets.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:08:07 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) is hoping to resume baseball activities early next week. "I don't feel any hurt or tightness. It feels much better," Castro said.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:02:04 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) will sit out seven to 10 days after injuring his hamstring Sunday, March 2, according to manager Rick Renteria. Renteria said the team is choosing to be cautious with Castro at this time. "It's not too bad like last year," Castro said. "It (hurts) just a little bit. It's early right now. I'll take a couple days and be back again." 2Bs Darwin Barney and Emilio Bonifacio will see some time at shortstop in Castro's absence, and SS Javier Baez is slated to start Monday, March 3.
Fantasy Tip: Castro's price is already down because of his disappointing 2013 campaign. This news won't endear him to any more folks, even if it won't affect his availability for opening day. Take advantage of the value if you have faith in a rebound year for Castro.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:27:03 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) left the team's spring training game Sunday, March 2, because of a mild right hamstring strain. He said he will take a few days to rest the hamstring.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:51:59 -0800
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is considering using SS Starlin Castro as his leadoff hitter.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:40:28 -0800
Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said SS Starlin Castro will continue to be the team's starting shortstop even though SS Javier Baez is moving through the minor leagues. "Castro's our shortstop,'' Hoyer said. "We have all the confidence in the world he'll remain our shortstop. I think he'll keep working hard, keep improving. He knows there's still growth there. But [because] he turns 24 in March, he has time on his side. He can certainly play shortstop. Javy can also play shortstop as well." Baez is expected to receive time at second base and third base as well this season.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:21:07 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro's off-the-field issues with money being taken from his bank accounts apparently affected his play last season. Being involved in a countersuit against the coach of his baseball school in the Dominican Republic is an ordeal that had a "direct impact on his duties as a professional ballplayer, leading to one of his worst-ever statistical performances." Castro's agent, Paul Kinzer, said the issue is now in the past, however, and Castro is focused on bouncing back in 2014. Kinzer said Castro is adhering to his strength and conditioning routing in the Dominican this offseason and looks to be in great shape.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:12:13 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has filed a countersuit after having $3.6 million seized from his bank accounts after he refused to pay three percent of his earnings to a Dominican Republic baseball school. Castro's father, Diogenis Castro, signed an agreement with Mi Futuro Biliguer when Castro was 15, making him pay a percentage of his career earnings if he made it to the big leagues.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:23:33 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is working on his strength for three weeks in the Dominican Republic.