Castro went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and three strikeouts in Friday's 7-3 loss to Minnesota. Castro's sixth-inning blast off Minnesota reliever Cody Stashak accounted for all of Detroit's runs in the contest. The 24-year-old Castro has slumped in his last 10 games, going 6-for-35 (.171) in that span. He has two homers, eight RBI, nine runs scored and a .198/.241/.311 slash line across 112 plate appearances overall. It'll be tough for Castro to find much success at the plate if he can't trim down his 30.4 percent strikeout rate.
Castro is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox. Harold Castro will step in at second base for Willi, who heads to the bench for the second time in four games. One of several Tigers regulars struggling to produce at the plate of late, Willi has gone 5-for-35 over his most recent 10 games, dropping his season average to .196.
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Harold Castro will sub in for Willi Castro after the latter went hitless with eight strikeouts in 13 at-bats over his last four starts. The 24-year-old is slashing .191/.232/.277 over 99 plate appearances on the season and could have a short leash as Detroit's everyday second baseman.
Castro isn't starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Castro has gone 3-for-13 with a solo home run, two runs and three strikeouts in the last four games. Jonathan Schoop will start at second base for the matinee while Miguel Cabrera starts at first.
Castro is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Castro was the Tigers' everyday shortstop to begin the season, but he's since ceded those duties to Niko Goodrum while shifting over to second base on a regular basis. He should soon pick up eligibility at both middle-infield positions if he hasn't already, but Castro will need to show some improvement at the plate for that to matter much. With a .214 average, one home run, no steals, five RBI and six runs in 22 games this season, Castro doesn't look like a viable fantasy starter outside of the deepest of mixed leagues and AL-only leagues.
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