Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:04:23 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is playing shortstop and batting fourth Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the Cincinnati Reds.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:06:29 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro was activated from the bereavement list Monday, Aug. 25.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:39 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will play shortstop while SS Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:31 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The team also recalled 2B Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: Castro could miss up to a week while on the bereavement list. The team could consider moving Javier Baez to shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara to second base with Justin Ruggiano and Matt Szczur seeing time in the outfield. Ruggiano and Szczur probably should only be options in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:51:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (personal) might miss up to a week dealing with the death of a relative and three friends in a car crash in the Dominican Republic, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: If and when Castro misses time, Javier Baez is likely to benefit the most from starts at shortstop. Reserve Castro in all fantasy leagues during this difficult time for him.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:13:06 -0700
Although the Chicago Cubs have a backlog of shortstops, general manager Jed Hoyer has said he doesn't need to trade any of them. SS Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell could all be on the team at the same time if Hoyer finds new positions for three of the players, which he admits may be an option.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:59:51 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro singled in the fourth inning Thursday, Aug. 14, to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.
Fantasy Tip: Castro has re-emerged as an excellent option at shortstop in 2014.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:47:58 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (knee) said Tuesday, Aug. 12, that he twisted his left knee Monday, Aug. 11, running to first base. He said he felt some discomfort in his knee again legging out a double Tuesday. However, he said he is OK.
Fantasy Tip: Castro extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He is hitting .400 (18-for-45) with a homer, five RBI and seven runs scored during the impressive stretch. It appears his injury is minor, as he is playing through it and not being rested or coming out of games. For now, keep him active in all fantasy leagues unless he has some sort of setback.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:08:21 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has drawn trade interest, but the team has no plans to trade him this month.
Fantasy Tip: If the Cubs do trade Castro, Javier Baez would probably get called up and play shortstop. The team could also move Baez to second base eventually and have Addison Russell play shortstop.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:53:06 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro credits manager Rick Renteria for setting the tone for his success this season. Castro said he talks with Renteria a lot, and Renteria trusts him to just play baseball.
Fantasy Tip: Castro struggled last season under former manager Dale Sveum. With Renteria at the helm, Castro appears more comfortable and his fantasy production is back to matching his skill set.