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August 29, 2020 08:28 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Moves to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro (wrist) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Saturday.

The 30-year-old fractured his right wrist Aug. 14 and elected to undergo surgery shortly thereafter. Castro hasn't been provided an official timetable for his return, but he won't be eligible to be activated until the end of September.

August 19, 2020 12:36 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Elects to have surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro will have surgery to repair his broken right wrist, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Castro broke his wrist while making a diving play Friday, and the injury should sideline him for the remainder of the regular season. The 30-year-old told manager Dave Martinez that he'd be ready if the Nationals were to make the playoffs. Luis Garcia should continue to see the bulk of the playing time at second base.

August 14, 2020 06:56 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro was placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken right wrist Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Castro underwent X-rays after hurting his wrist while making a diving play Friday, and he'll be sidelined as a result. It's unclear when he might return from the injured list, but Luis Garcia's contract was selected by the Nationals on Friday, and he could see time at second base in Castro's absence.

August 15, 2020 03:48 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Suffers wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro suffered a right wrist injury in the conclusion of the Nationals' suspended game Friday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Castro hurt his wrist while diving for a ball Friday, and manager Dave Martinez said that he's undergoing X-rays. The results aren't yet known, but Luis Garcia will reportedly be called up to replace Castro as the starting second baseman during the Nationals' originally scheduled game Friday.

August 13, 2020 11:20 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Swats second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

His eighth-inning blast was too little, too late for the Nats in an 11-6 loss. Castro's impressive .304/.328/.500 slash line has only resulted in two homers and four RBI through 15 games, but the veteran infielder has scored nine runs to bolster his fantasy value.

July 31, 2020 07:24 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Collects four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Castro returned to the third spot in the order after hitting sixth in the team's previous two games. He responded with his second multi-hit performance of the season and also clubbed his second double of the campaign to lead off the fifth inning. After this strong performance, Casto has reached base 10 times in his first 26 plate appearances.

July 29, 2020 03:32 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Bumped down in order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro hit sixth during Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays, going 1-for-3.

The Nats' offense as a whole has been struggling out of the gate, and with Juan Soto (illness) temporarily sidelined, manager Dave Martinez has juggled things around to try and provide a spark. Castro hasn't really been part of the problem though, hitting .294 (5-for-17) through five games with a .471 slugging percentage. His DFS appeal takes a hit lower in the order, but so long as the veteran infielder keeps raking, he should work his way back up into a more prominent spot.

July 21, 2020 10:08 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Appears set as No. 3 hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro appears to be manager Dave Martinez's first choice to fill the third spot in the Nationals' batting order, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Martinez could shuffle things around against tough right-handers, but otherwise Castro seems like he will be hitting behind Trea Turner and Adam Eaton, and ahead of Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick -- potentially a very lucrative spot in the order when it comes to amassing RBI and runs. He won't fully replace Anthony Rendon's production, but Castro did post career highs in homers (22) and RBI (86) last season with the Marlins and now has a much better lineup around him.

July 10, 2020 11:36 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Cleared for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro took part in his first workouts of summer camp Thursday, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The veteran infielder was held back after flying in from his home in the Dominican Republic, but after clearing the league's protocols Castro got right to work. The delay doesn't appear to have slowed him down. "It was good to see Starlin," Nats manager Dave Martinez said. "It looks like he did a lot of stuff during the off time, and he's ready to go. He looked good today, so it's good to have him back." Castro is expected to man second base and hit in the heart of the team's order this season.

March 12, 2020 11:08 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Looks likely to bat third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez indicated Wednesday that Castro is the most likely candidate to open the season as the Nationals' No. 3 hitter, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Early in spring training, Martinez was open to Trea Turner potentially filling the opening in the three-hole that was created by Anthony Rendon bolting for the Angels this winter, but the skipper prefers to keep the tandem of Turner and Adam Eaton intact atop the order. As a result, Castro has seemingly emerged as the top option to bat third, and if that arrangement holds for the balance of the season, it would likely provide a significant boost to his fantasy outlook. After amassing only 154 combined runs and RBI across nearly 700 plate appearances as the centerpiece of a lowly Marlins lineup in 2019, Castro would have a good opportunity to blow past that total while batting behind two speedy, high-on-base hitters and in front of one of the game's premier power hitters in Juan Soto.

February 21, 2020 10:44 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Candidate to hit third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro could find himself hitting third for the Nationals this season, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The team still isn't sure how it will replace Anthony Rendon in the heart of the order, and while Trea Turner's name has been floated, moving him down in the order would cut into his ability to use his speed on the basepaths and would also require someone like Victor Robles stepping up as a viable table-setting option. If manager Dave Martinez elects to keep Turner at leadoff, Castro could be the next-best candidate to hit third, especially if he can come close to repeating the .302/.334/.588 line he posted in the second half last season. If the 29-year-old infielder does find a home in the No. 3 hole, he could top his career-high 78 RBI hitting after Turner and Adam Eaton, and with Juan Soto looming behind him.

January 3, 2020 08:36 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Reaches deal with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Castro may be seen as something of a boring player at this point in his career, as he never reached the next level after some promising seasons in his early 20s, but there will always be a place in the league for a middle infielder with a league-average bat. Castro hit a career-high 22 homers with a .270/.300/.436 slash line (91 wRC+) for the Marlins last season while playing in all 162 games. The 10-year veteran is still just 29 years old and owns a respectable 97 wRC+. He's expected to be the Nationals' primary second baseman this season.

October 31, 2019 05:56 PM
Starlin Castro: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro's $16 million club option was not picked up by the Marlins, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The 29-year-old will hit free agency after hitting .270/.300/.436 with a career-high 86 RBI last season. While Castro doesn't have elite power numbers, he still managed to hit a career-high 22 home runs last season and could get more RBI opportunities if he lands with a more potent offense in 2020.

September 30, 2019 01:08 AM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Sets new career high in home runs.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 4-3 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.

The 29-year-old ended his 10th MLB season with a strong September, hitting .291 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and 22 runs. His OPS during the month was more than .950 too, and thanks to the homer surge in September, Castro set a new career best with 22 long balls this season. He also finished the season batting .270 with 86 RBI, 68 runs and two steals in 636 at-bats.

September 21, 2019 08:00 AM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Slugs 21st homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Nationals.

The 29-year-old's remarkable rampage to close out the season continues. Castro is slashing .317/.375/.693 over the last 27 games with 10 long balls and 20 RBI, and the power surge has allowed him to tie his career high with 21 homers, set in 2016 with the Yankees. He's also established a new personal best with 80 RBI.

September 19, 2019 10:36 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Belts 20th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a pair of doubles and another run scored in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Castro led off the second inning with his 20th homer of the season, this time a 401-foot solo shot off Mike Leake to tie the game at 1-1. He also doubled in the third, then doubled and scored in the eighth, bringing the Marlins within one. However, that was the closest they'd get. Wednesday's production brought Castro's season line to .268/.298/.424.

September 9, 2019 03:24 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Continues post-break surge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBI and three runs Sunday in the Marlins' 9-0 win over the Royals.

Castro's 59 wRC+ prior to the All-Star break placed him last among all 156 qualified hitters, effectively eliminating any trade value he might have had prior to the July 31 deadline. A second-half bounce back was anticipated to some degree, but Castro has far surpassed even his most optimistic backers. After another multi-hit day, Castro is slashing .314/.339/.567 in the second half, with his 133 wRC+ placing him in the 70th percentile of qualified hitters.

August 31, 2019 01:04 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Cranks 15th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Friday against the Nationals.

Castro drove home a run on a single and then added a two-run blast over the fence in center. The 29-year-old infielder is slashing .266/.288/.402 with 15 homers and 71 RBI over 134 games in 2019.

August 29, 2019 11:36 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Reds.

With a 10-pitch at-bat in the sixth inning, Castro delivered an opposite field home run off Alex Wood to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. August has been a hot one for the 29-year-old, who has tallied 25 RBI, a career-high monthly total. On the season, Castro has 14 home runs and 68 RBI while batting .263/.285/.394

August 27, 2019 02:40 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Castro will catch a breather after going 2-for-12 at the dish over his last three contests. Neil Walker draws the start at the hot corner and is set to bat fourth.

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