Starlin Castro RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Starlin Castro likely back Wednesday

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday after missing two weeks because of a strained left hamstring. Manager Dale Sveum said Castro likely will start on Wednesday and play four or five innings against the Colorado Rockies. The 22-year-old All-Star..." March 12

  • Sveum says Castro likely back next week

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was hoping for a return to the lineup this weekend, but manager Dale Sveum said Thursday it more than likely it will be next week. "Everything is great," Sveum said. "He'll do a normal day today. He'll probably play Monday or Wednesday depending on what we..." March 07

  • Cubs watch Starlin Castro survive a scary moment

    CSN Chicago "This could have been a nightmare scenario for the Cubs, their All-Star shortstop hobbling off the field. Starlin Castro survived a scary moment during Wednesday’s 11-7 loss to the Dodgers at HoHoKam Stadium. Castro pulled up running to first base and left the game with left hamstring tightness,..." February 28

  • Cubs' Castro should be OK after hamstring scare

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs have had their share of heartbreaking spring training injuries, including Kerry Wood's season-ending elbow injury in 1999 and Mark Prior's Achilles tendon injury in 2004. So when Starlin Castro pulled up lame while running to first in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Cactus League game..." February 28

  • Starlin Castro Hurt In Cubs Loss To Dodgers

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "This game was ridiculously long. Those of you of a certain age will remember how Johnny Carson used to make remarks like that, to which the retort was, "How long was it?" No innuendo here, just facts. They barely got out of the second inning after an hour had gone by. Two hours, top of the..." February 27

  • Cubs' Castro leaves game with hamstring injury

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a hamstring injury after pulling up lame running out a ground ball to short. Castro was trying to beat out an infield single to short in the fourth inning when he grabbed his leg halfway down the..." February 27

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    Starlin Castro left the game with left hamstring tightness.

  • With Baez on the rise, Castro focused on winning Gold Glove

    CSN Chicago "Nothing seems to faze Starlin Castro. Not getting to The Show some six weeks after his 20th birthday, without a single at-bat at Triple-A Iowa, and only 57 games at Double-A Tennessee. Not a regime change at Clark and Addison that had the front office wondering whether he could stay at..." February 20

  • Castro believes he can win a Gold Glove

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro looks at Darwin Barney’s Gold Glove award with the slightest bit of envy. As much as he’s accomplished in his first three seasons with the Cubs- two All-Star appearances and 529 hits- there are still areas where Castro needs to improve, including his..." February 19