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Starlin Castro Newsbeat

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Beltran: Yankees veterans will be all over Starlin Castro | New York Post

“Starlin Castro is a very athletic guy, a guy who can play a lot of different positions on the infield,” Beltran said on Thursday while making an appearance at Lord & Taylor in Midtown. “I believe he’s going to be an important key for us this year.

“With the veterans we have, we’ll be on top of him, helping him become a better ballplayer.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 13, 2015 at 07:48 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos beltran, starlin castro, yankees

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Jack Curry on Twitter: “To get Starlin Castro from the Cubs, the Yankees parted with Adam Warren and a player to be named.”

Update:

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2015 at 08:10 PM | 162 comment(s)
  Beats: adam warren, cubs, starlin castro, trade rumors, yankees

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Starlin Castro of Chicago Cubs shifts to second base

Did his agent help Castro?

“Sometimes a change of scenery is good for everybody.”

Kinzer wasn’t making any demands, just openly wondering where it has gone wrong for Castro. Maddon hopes he can find his groove again, but Addison Russell is the Cubs’ shortstop now and for the future.

“Addy looks like the guy everyone thought he would be,” Maddon said. “[Prospect Javier Baez] is still getting his way back here. And Starlin, we’re trying to get him back on his feet.”

Castro hadn’t played since Thursday. Utility man Jonathan Herrera had been used as a defensive replacement at second base while Russell became the fixture at shortstop.

“Four games [sitting] is tough,” Kinzer said Tuesday before Castro entered the game. “He’s used to being such a big part of everything.”

Castro is trying to take it all in stride as he struggles through the toughest time of his Cubs career. He is owed more than $40 million through 2019.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 13, 2015 at 06:34 AM | 61 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, starlin castro

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wrigleyville: THE ECHOING SILENCE OF STARLIN CASTRO’S BAT

Castro hasn’t turned into the player many of us thought he’d be.

Castro earns his first mention on our website in Kevin Goldstein’s Top 11 Cubs’ Prospects:

“Perfect World Projection: Castro may be an above-average shortstop who doubles as a good second hitter in the lineup.”

Castro’s ascendency to the Cubs starting shortstop job occurred suddenly as he tore up the spring in 2010 and looked like he could challenge the weak incumbent, Ryan Theriot, for the job. Castro would have to wait as the Cubs elected to assign him to Double-A Tennessee where he slashed .355/.401/.509, but with the Cubs still trying to cling to faint playoff hopes on May 7th, he earned the call to the big leagues.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 11, 2015 at 10:03 AM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, starlin castro

 

 

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