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Starlin Castro will return to the Cubs for Tuesday’s series opener in Cincinnati.
Castro has been out of action since being placed on the bereavement list last Wednesday as he dealt with a personal matter. Expect to see Castro back in the middle of the Cubs lineup where he has had much success in 2014. Through 496 at-bats Castro is slashing .284/.333/.429 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI, making him one of the better shortstops to own in 2014. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky