Castellanos (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. A bout of back tightness forced his removal from Friday's lineup, but Castellanos made a pinch-hit appearance in the series opener, and he is now set to return after missing the lone start. The 25-year-old has really picked it up in June, slashing .301/.363/.562, and his batted-ball profile suggests we will continue to see steady improvement to his overall line.
Castellanos was scratched from Friday's game with lower back tightness. The Tigers will replace Castellanos at third base with Dixon Machado. It doesn't sound at this point like the injury is anything serious. Considering Castellanos hasn't had a full day off since May 26, the rest will probably be welcome anyway.
Castellanos will take a seat for Saturday's game against the Rays. Castellanos has been on fire in June, slashing .333/.393/.686 with four homers and collecting hits in all but one of 13 contests. He'll receive a breather Saturday, but should rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Austin Romine replaces him at the hot corner, batting seventh for the Tigers.
Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. That's now an 11-game hitting streak for the young third baseman. Some were predicting a breakout season for Castellanos in 2017, but a slow start took away much of that steam. However, he looks locked in now, and with regular playing time in a strong Detroit lineup, Castellanos could still provide decent value the rest of the season.
Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox. Castellanos was moved back into the two-hole for this one, and he delivered a home run in the first inning to put the Tigers on the board. The young third baseman is showing signs of turning things around after a slow start to the season. He now has hits in 10 straight games, and he's blasted four home runs during that stretch. If he remains in the No. 2 spot in the lineup, Castellanos could produce solid value moving forward.
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