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Starlin Castro
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Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-0 / 190 NFBC ADP: 106.14
Position: SSBorn: 3/24/1990 Birthplace: Monte Cristi, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Cubs (2006)

Latest News
Dec. 27 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have questioned Castro after a nightclub shooting in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo says people close to Castro were apparently involved, adding that he has no further details.
Analysis: The shooting occurred early Saturday in the northwest province of Montecristi, where the 24-year-old Castro is from. Police are investigating allegations that the shooting occurred after an argument between Castro's brother and the assistant of a government official. Castro said at a news conference earlier this month that he had already left a club when a different shooting occurred and was not involved in it.
Sep. 2 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET21:27 ET1:27 GMT9:27 6:27 PM MST8:27 PM EST8:57 PM VEN5:27 UAE (+1)8:27 PM CT-Castro is expected to miss the remainder of the Chicago Cubs' season with an ankle injury.
Analysis: 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.
Aug. 20 4:39 PM PT5:39 PM MT6:39 PM CT7:39 PM ET19:39 ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST7:09 PM VEN3:39 UAE (+1)6:39 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds.
Analysis: Infielder Logan Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, making room on the roster for Castro, who hasn't played since Aug. 19. Castro went on the bereavement list on Aug. 21 to attend the funerals in the Dominican Republic of a relative and three friends who were killed in a car accident.
Aug. 6 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Castro was 2 for 5 and scored twice in the Cubs' 6-5 win in 12 innings at Colorado on Tuesday.
Analysis: Castro is 12 for 32 with six runs scored over his last seven games. He's batting .290 since the All-Star break after hitting .276 before it.
Aug. 2 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Castro had three hits and scored a season-high three runs as the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 8-2 on Friday night, snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak.
Analysis: Castro, now batting .272, was 4 for 22 (.182) in his previous five games.
July 20 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-Castro had two hits Saturday.
Analysis: Castro is scuffling with a .237 average in his last 15 games.
July 5 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Castro was 2 for 5 with his 26th double in Friday's 7-2 win at Washington.
Analysis: Castro is batting .343 over his last 26 games with 21 RBIs.
June 27 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Castro had a broken-bat, two-run single in a 5-3 win over Washington on Thursday night.
Analysis: The Chicago Cubs shortstop has 18 of his team-best 47 RBIs in the last 17 games. He's also batting .354 (23 for 65) with a 1.039 OPS during that stretch.
June 10 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Castro went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double in Monday's loss in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Castro is 6 for 13 with five extra-base hits over three games.
May 26 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Castro went 2 for 4 with his seventh home run - a two-run shot - in Sunday's 4-3 loss at San Diego.
Analysis: Castro had been 0 for 17 over his previous four games.
May 17 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Castro had two hits in Friday's loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: The Cubs shortstop is having a strong stretch at the plate with an 11-for-27 mark over six games to boost his season average to .296.
May 16 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Castro stayed hot with three hits and two RBIs in a 5-3 loss at St. Louis on Thursday.
Analysis: Castro is 8 for 20 over his last four games.
May 1 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Castro was 3 for 4 on Wednesday at Cincinnati with two doubles and his fifth RBI in three games.
Analysis: Castro is having a nice season thus far in relatively quiet fashion, posting an .811 OPS and 14 RBIs in 26 games.
Apr. 28 11:34 AM PT12:34 PM MT1:34 PM CT2:34 PM ET14:34 ET18:34 GMT2:34 11:34 AM MST1:34 PM EST2:04 PM VEN22:34 UAE1:34 PM CT-Castro hit two solo homers and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Castro, who also singled, was 2 for 15 in his previous four games. His performance Sunday boosted his average from .272 to .292.
Apr. 13 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Castro put together his fourth multihit effort in seven games Saturday, going 2 for 4 against the Cardinals and driving in a run.
Analysis: Castro is hitting .405 over his last nine games after going 0 for 9 in his first two.
Apr. 11 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Castro had three hits and drove in a run in a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Analysis: The Chicago Cubs shortstop is 13 for 29 (.448) with seven RBIs during a seven-game hit streak. He also has an OPS of 1.138.
Apr. 9 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-The powerful Castro had three hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Castro went deep twice for his first homers of the season and has a .885 OPS.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2010 ChC 125 463 53 139 31 5 3 41 29 71 10 8 .300 .347 .408
2011 ChC 158 674 91 207 36 9 10 66 35 96 22 9 .307 .341 .432
2012 ChC 162 646 78 183 29 12 14 78 36 100 25 13 .283 .323 .430
2013 ChC 161 666 59 163 34 2 10 44 30 129 9 6 .245 .284 .347
2014 ChC 134 528 58 154 33 1 14 65 35 100 4 4 .292 .339 .438
Career 740 2977 339 846 163 29 51 294 165 496 70 40 .284 .325 .410


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