Latest Update Starlin Castro (ankle) has told Cubs manager Rick Renteria that he plans on coming back before the season ends. Sat Sep, 06, 06:43 PM
Has a legitimate shortstop arm, burgeoning power and the speed to steal bases. Can be a true doubles machine due to very good bat speed. Owns all the tools for stardom.
Flaws: : Is mercurial and needs to play more of a fundamental game, in general. Could stand to draw more walks so as to maximize his potential as an offensive catalyst. Is too nonchalant in the field. Must mature.
While this is Castro's goal, it's hard to imagine he will, as the Cubs won't want to have him risk further injury with them far out of the playoff race. If he does come back, it won't be for a bit longer, so he's probably safe to drop in single league formats. Analyst: Ben Diamond
While it's certainly not worst-case-scenario, the high-ankle sprain is a bummer for the Cubs who wanted to see him finish the season strong. Now it looks like his year is over. With no playoffs in sight, the Cubs have no reason to rush him back, so those of you in re-draft leagues, it's safe to cut him.Analyst: Howard Bender
Castro was said to be heading for an MRI Wednesday after injuring his ankle during Tuesday's game. The x-rays came back negative but the club is doing a full work-up on him to ensure there is no ligament damage. Javier Baez is playing shortstop Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
While initial x-rays revealed no breaks or fractures, the Cubs will send Castro for an MRI to check for any potential ligament damage. He is still considered day-to-to-day, but it seems like it could could him out for at least a couple of days. Javier Baez and/or Arismendy Alcantara will fill in at shortstop for the time being.Analyst: Howard Bender