Starlin Castro RUMORS & NEWS

  • Castro OK after sore left side leads to pinch-hitter "Starlin Castro doesn't think there is much need to fret over his health status. Yankees manager Joe Girardi elected to pinch-hit for Castro in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday night, replacing him with Ronald Torreyes for what ended up being the final out of..." May 09

  • Yankees' Castro records 1,000th career hit

    The Score "Starlin Castro's red-hot start to 2016 now includes a personal milestone. The New York Yankees second baseman recorded his 1,000th career hit Saturday, a single to right field off Detroit's Logan Kensing in the seventh inning. Castro's the fifth-youngest player to reach the mark in the last..." April 09

  • Starlin Castro proving Yankees right (in 10 spring games)

    New York Post "Never fall in love with a player in September or March. That’s wise advice when evaluating talent. Expanded rosters in the final month of the season provide a watered-down product. Spring training offers an ocean of situations where too much stock can be placed in success and failure. Still,..." March 22

  • Starlin Castro to See Time at Third Base for Yankees

    Baseball Essential "Starlin Castro was acquired by the New York Yankees this offseason to fill the hole at second base that hurt the team repeatedly during the 2015 season. The 25-year-old former All-Star, who has spent most of his career at shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, was moved to second base towards the end of..." January 20

  • Starlin Castro beams over Yankees’ big-name welcome wagon

    New York Post "It’s the dead of baseball winter, but behind the scenes, the Yankees have been rolling out a pinstriped welcome mat for Starlin Castro. The team’s new second baseman, acquired from the Cubs in an early December trade for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan, described in an essay for The Players’..." January 07

  • Beltran: Yankees veterans will be all over Starlin Castro

    New York Post "Carlos Beltran is expecting big things from the Yankees’ new second baseman. Having faced Starlin Castro, acquired this week from the Cubs for right-hander Adam Warren, while in the National League, Beltran was thrilled when he heard of the move. “Starlin Castro is a very athletic guy, a guy..." December 13

  • Report: Cubs send Starlin Castro to Yankees

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs have agreed to trade middle infielder Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman. The move comes almost immediately after the Cubs and second baseman Ben Zobrist agreed to a four-year deal. In six seasons with the Cubs, Castro hit .281 with..." December 09

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Confirmed: cubs trade Castro to Yankees for a pitcher. Believed to be RHP Adam warren.

  • Cubs, Yankees Discussing Trade Involving Starlin Castro

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs and Yankees are discussing a trade that would send infielder Starlin Castro to New York, report Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Rosenthal recently reported that the Cubs were in on Ben Zobrist but needed other moves to come together before they could bring him on board. " December 08

  • Yankees have discussed trading Gardner for Cubs’ Castro: source

    New York Daily News "Brett Gardner continues to be a hot name on this year's trade market. The Yankees have discussed the outfielder with "many teams" according to a major-league executive, and while it's no certainty that Gardner will be traded, the team appears willing to move him in the right..." November 20

  • Report: Cubs eye destinations for Starlin Castro

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs are an exceptionally effective team despite its youth. With more veterans and battle-proven players, the Cubs can make the jump to a World Series contending team. The team is already looking to add space for vets — especially at pitcher. Monday, 670 The Score’s Julie DiCaro reported..." November 03

  • Starlin Castro believes this Cubs season has made him stronger

    CSN Chicago "This isn’t the breakthrough season Starlin Castro envisioned for the Cubs. A three-time All-Star shortstop would have pictured being in the middle of it all when Wrigley Field started rocking again. But Castro hasn’t pouted since losing his job to Addison Russell, trying to make the best of the..." August 27

  • Cubs' Joe Maddon 'eager' to see Starlin Castro transition to 2B

    Sporting News "Starlin Castro has played shortstop his whole career with the Cubs, but soon the 25-year-old will be moving to second base as the Cubs eye a National League wild-card spot. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Castro will see some time at second base as Maddon tries to "get him back on..." August 12

  • Starlin Castro refuses to put his head down after benching

    CSN Chicago "Starlin Castro is in uncharted waters. The 25-year-old has never been anything but a starter in his baseball career, but now he finds himself on the outside looking in at Joe Maddon's lineup. "This is the first time [I've been in this situation]," Castro said. "But I will never put my head..." August 09

  • Starlin Castro benched by Joe Maddon

    Chicago Tribune "The benching of Starlin Castro Friday is not a “punitive” measure, manager Joe Maddon said, but there was no assurance Castro would be in the lineup on Saturday. The decision to move Kyle Schwarber into the lineup in left field meant shifting Chris Coghlan to second and giving Addison Russell a..." August 07

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Other clubs say #Cubs aggressively trying to include Starlin Castro in any deal. It was interesting that Addison Russell played SS yesterday

  • Starlin Castro back in the trade mix?

    ESPN "Just when Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro thought he was safe comes word the team is "aggressively" shopping the three-time All-Star ahead of Friday's 3 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, according to's Jayson Stark. After getting double switched out of a game Tuesday night against..." July 30

  • Joe Maddon tells Starlin Castro 'you're not getting traded'

    ESPN Chicago "Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was assured by manager Joe Maddon he wouldn't be traded during a meeting on Tuesday night after Castro was double-switched out of a 7-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. "I said, 'You're not getting traded,'" Maddon recalled. "Just relax and play. And don't worry about..." July 30

  • The Cubs-Sox Trade that Would Rock Chicago and MLB

    The Sports Post "In a two-team baseball town, clubs are often reluctant to trade with each other, fearing the potential repercussions if one bests the other. In Chicago, that premise especially holds true with fans of both the Cubs and White Sox. I think I have a trade that works out for both teams, though I’m..." July 29

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with #Padres, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. Cubs have inquired on San Diego starting pitchers.

  • Report: Cubs trying for Cole Hamels; Offering Starlin Castro, Javier Baez

    Baseball Essential "The Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Cole Hamels and have recently scouted him, as I wrote for Baseball Essential, but do the two teams have what it takes to complete a deal? With their deep farm system, the Cubs are well positioned to make a run at Hamels. The Cubs, however, prefer not to..." July 24

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Starlin Castro, who's anticipating the birth of his second child, has been scratched from #Cubs lineup.

  • Should the Cubs trade Starlin Castro?

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs find themselves in relatively new territory as the calendar heads toward June. Five games above .500, the North Siders would earn a wild card berth if the playoffs started today. There are still some areas that need improvement, though, like the back-end of the rotation, left field..." May 22

  • Is Now The Right Time For The Cubs To Deal Starlin Castro?

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "It's no secret that I have often suggested that the Cubs should seek to trade shortstop Starlin Castro while his value is high. This has less to do with any frustration I may feel toward Castro himself than it does with my overwhelming preference for Addison Russell and my desire to see Javier..." April 07

  • Starlin Castro trying to get back into a groove

    CSN Chicago "Starlin Castro hasn’t told Joe Maddon he wants to play in all 162 games this season. “Not yet, but I think they know,” Castro said. “I want to be there every day. It doesn’t matter if today’s a bad game, tomorrow’s a bad game, I don’t care. I’m here trying to grow up every day and be a better..." March 26

  • Agent: Starlin Castro wasn't arrested or detained, needs to leave the DR

    CBS Sports "Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro had nothing to do with a shooting in the Dominican Republic that reportedly left six people injured, and Castro was neither arrested nor detained, Castro's longtime agent Paul Kinzer said. "He wasn't arrested. That's just the [Dominican] media trying to..." December 28

  • Starlin Castro detained in connection with shooting in D.R.

    Hardball Talk "According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was detained for questioning by authorities in the Dominican Republic on Saturday in connection with a nightclub shooting that injured six people this morning. The initial report from Rojas said that Castro was arrested,..." December 27

  • State of the Cubs: Don't take Starlin Castro for granted

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are in a Catch-22 situation with Starlin Castro. The trade rumors would have intensified if they hadn’t signed him to a long-term extension — seven years, $60 million, club option for 2020 — and he got closer and closer to big paydays in arbitration and free agency. But that deal also..." October 16

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says Starlin Castro's high ankle sprain is expected to be a season-ending injury.

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs Starlin Castro returns tonight to line up

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    Jason Martinez @mlbdepthcharts

    Updated #Cubs roster: SS Starlin Castro placed on Bereavement List, SP Edwin Jackson (strained lat) placed on DL ...

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Starlin Castro has drawn some trade interest, but the Cubs do not plan to move him this month, sources say. @FOXSports1

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    David Lennon @DPLennon

    Talked to source familiar with Cubs thinking. Said don’t expect Starlin Castro to be traded this season. Also could be moved to 3B for ’15.

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Castro says he 'll take up to 6 AB today in minor game. Won't play the field and won't run full speed out of box but will run bases after

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Renteria is not worried about Castro being ready for opening day (at least not yet). Ran the bases yest. Should play soon. Sun? Mon?

  • Starlin Castro up to ‘90 percent’ as Cubs face injury issues

    CSN Chicago "Starlin Castro estimated he’s running at 90 percent now, but the Cubs shortstop wouldn’t put a timetable on when he’ll be able to play in a game again. “I don’t know,” Castro said Tuesday, “but we’re getting closer.” Castro went through another series of tests at Cubs Park, taking batting..." March 19

  • Cubs: Starlin Castro looks forward to playing with Javier Baez

    CSN Chicago "There’s no rivalry between Starlin Castro and Javier Baez. The Cubs don’t have to choose between their $60 million shortstop and Baseball America’s No. 5 overall prospect. Castro remembers how Alfonso Soriano looked after him as a rookie in 2010. Baez understands his place in the clubhouse and..." March 05

  • Cubs: Motivated Starlin Castro plans to get back to All-Star level

    CSN Chicago "Starlin Castro is out to prove that he’s still an All-Star shortstop. The Cubs need him to be that ultra-confident .300 hitter who used to make it look easy. “I don’t want to mention last year, because it’s over,” Castro said Wednesday. “I’m going to start with my mind clean and be ready for..." February 20

  • Starlin Castro is on Rick Renteria’s mind at Cubs camp

    CSN Chicago "Starlin Castro is on Rick Renteria’s mind. The relationship between a first-year manager and a two-time All-Star shortstop will be watched closely as this camp unfolds. Underneath the Arizona sunshine, Renteria will be trying to connect with Castro, who’s entering the second season of a..." February 19

  • Cubs' Castro has $3.6 million seized in legal dispute

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had $3.6 million seized from his bank accounts Wednesday for refusing to pay 3 percent of his contract to a baseball school in the Dominican Republic, according to published reports. Castro’s father, Diogenis Castros, reportedly signed the agreement with..." December 19

  • Cubs looking to the future with Starlin Castro and Javier Baez

    CSN Chicago "Cubs fans and the Chicago media will dissect the relationship between Rick Renteria and Starlin Castro. Renteria knew the Castro questions would be coming during Thursday’s meet-and-greet session at Wrigley Field. The new Cubs manager already made it a priority to reach out to the franchise..." December 06

  • Cubs' Castro hopes disappointing 2013 just a bump in road

    Chicago Tribune "Starlin Castro and former teammate Aramis Ramirez spent some quality time together last weekend in Chicago discussing the ups and downs of being a star player on the Cubs. Watching the Cubs from afar the Brewers' third baseman came to the conclusion Castro is being made a scapegoat for many of..." September 10

  • Cubs' manager Dale Sveum losing patience with Starlin Castro

    ESPN Chicago "The most important takeaway from Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum’s mid-game benching of shortstop Starlin Castro isn’t how Castro reacted after the Cubs 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. It’s how Sveum reacted. “He’s played in the big leagues long enough and we’ve had our..." August 18

  • Starlin Castro removed from game after mental error

    CBS Sports "The nightmare that has been the 2013 season continued Saturday for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro as he was benched mid-game by manager Dale Sveum. With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter lifted a soft pop up into shallow left field behind third..." August 17

  • With Cubs, Starlin Castro will keep feeling the heat

    CSN Chicago "If you can’t handle it, then go play somewhere else. Jeff Samardzija sent that message, knowing there’s always something to talk about with your Chicago Cubs, whether it’s second-guessing the manager, another Carlos Marmol meltdown, Ian Stewart’s Twitter account, the Wrigley Field renovation..." June 22

  • Tuning out the noise, Castro trying to fight out of slump

    CSN Chicago "Right now, Starlin Castro isn’t going to get benched or traded or shipped out to Triple-A Iowa. The All-Star shortstop isn’t about to switch positions. Castro is very good at tuning out the noise surrounding the Cubs, ignoring how he’s usually the center of the daily drama and impressing those..." June 11

  • Starlin Castro battling through adversity at the plate

    CSN Chicago "The expectations for the Chicago Cubs this season weren’t high. Fighting for a .500 record was seen as an optimistic goal and only the most idealistic bleacher bum expected more. What was counted upon was progress. Progress from Anthony Rizzo. Progress from Jeff Samardzija. And, perhaps most..." June 09

  • Starlin Castro dropped to seventh in batting order

    Chicago Sun-Times "The longest slump shortstop Starlin Castro can remember having has him batting seventh against the Angels. Manager Dale Sveum, who admits a lot of the video and cage work with Castro could be getting in his head, told him it’s not a long-term move and isn’t about putting him on notice or..." June 05

  • Young players emerging as leaders for Cubs

    Chicago Tribune "Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood are long gone, and a new breed of leaders has emerged in the Cubs clubhouse. President Theo Epstein cited Anthony Rizzo and Jeff Samardzija as two examples. "And (Starlin) Castro is showing he's in that group in his own way," Epstein said. "When you play 162..." April 04

  • Is all play, no rest best for Castro?

    ESPN "Should Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro play all 162 games again this season? Manager Dale Sveum has the definitive view on the topic. "When you're thinking about winning the division by one game or getting in the wild card by one game and give those guys too many days off and you..." March 27