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May 13, 2021 09:16 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Productive day at dish
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Castro went 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI, one run scored and one walk Thursday against the Phillies.

Castro had a productive day at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. In that span, he's managed four multi-hit efforts to go along with three runs and three RBI. Though he has only one home run on the season, Castro is still hitting a solid .309/.356/.398 to go along with 16 RBI and six runs scored across 135 plate appearances.

May 13, 2021 01:24 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Four hits in extra-inning loss
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Castro went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 5-2 extra-inning loss to the Phillies.

All four knocks were singles, but he was the only Nat to put together a multi-hit performance in the loss. Castro extended his hitting streak to 10 games in the process, going 15-for-37 (.405) over that stretch to boost his slash line on the season to .300/.344/.383.

April 21, 2021 09:28 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Drives in two without any hits
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Castro went 0-for-3 with two RBI in Monday's 12-5 loss to the Cardinals.

Despite not registering a hit, Castro managed to generate a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and an RBI groundout in the sixth. The Nationals' second baseman has only drawn a single walk across 56 plate appearances this year, resulting in a subpar .286 OBP to accompany his otherwise solid .283 batting average with 11 RBI through 14 games.

April 16, 2021 10:48 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Slams first home run
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Castro went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Thursday's 11-6 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Castro's first home run of the season got the Nationals on the board with two outs in the first inning. The third baseman has quietly recorded at least one hit in five of his last six games and is locked in as an everyday starter, though he doesn't have a very high ceiling for fantasy purposes.

April 13, 2021 11:28 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Records two RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

The veteran shortstop plated two of Washington's five runs, and he drove Josh Bell in both times -- first with a sac fly in the sixth and then with an RBI single in the eighth. Castro has hit safely in each of his last three games while racking up three RBI and two strikeouts in that span.

April 7, 2021 06:40 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Drives in three runs in matinee
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Castro went 3-for-7 with a double and three RBI during Wednesday's doubleheader against Atlanta.

The 31-year-old started at the hot corner in both contests and collected all three hits during Game 1. Castro is 4-for-11 with one double and three RBI to open the season for Washington.

April 6, 2021 03:52 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: In Tuesday's lineup
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Castro (hamstring) will bat fifth and play third base Tuesday against Atlanta.

Castro was sidelined with a mild left hamstring strain in late March. He already seemed to have a good shot to start on Opening Day, and the delay in the beginning of the Nationals' season due to their coronavirus outbreak bought him the few extra days he needed to recover fully.

March 29, 2021 01:20 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Plays in simulated game
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Castro (hamstring) took five at-bats in a simulated game Monday, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.

Castro has been out since Tuesday with a strained left hamstring, but he got through Monday's game without issues. He's expected to be ready to play on Opening Day and will spend the day at third base, as Carter Kieboom's poor spring saw him fail to break camp with the team. Castro was strictly a second baseman last year but should add third-base eligibility early in the season in most formats, giving him the ability to fill in as both a middle and a corner infielder.

March 28, 2021 10:28 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Set to start at third base
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Manager Dave Martinez announced Sunday that Castro (hamstring) will begin the season as the starter at third base, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

The 31-year-old started getting work at the hot corner late in spring training due to the struggles of Carter Kieboom, and Kieboom's demotion Saturday clears the path to a starting role. Castro is recovering from a mild left hamstring strain, but the team expects him to be good to go by Opening Day on Thursday. He will participate in a simulated game Monday as he moves closer to full clearance.

March 25, 2021 03:12 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Diagnosed with mild strain
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Castro was diagnosed with a very mild strain of his left hamstring Thursday and is considered day-to-day, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Castro left Tuesday's game against St. Louis with the injury. It sounds as though he still has a good chance to avoid a trip to the injured list. If he suffers a setback, Luis Garcia or Josh Harrison could fill in for him at second base.

March 25, 2021 01:00 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Slated for MRI
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Castro (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Castro was initially scheduled to return to third base for Wednesday's spring game against the Astros, but he'll be held out after his hamstring cramped Tuesday. Manager Dave Martinez didn't sound too concerned about the issue but said Castro will undergo additional imaging to make sure that he's not dealing with anything serious. As the spring has unfolded, the Nationals have become more open to the idea of Castro beginning the season as the team's primary option at the hot corner, but his injury could pave the way for the struggling Carter Kieboom to solidify his spot atop the depth chart at third base while also opening up second base for Luis Garcia.

March 24, 2021 10:16 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Not worried about hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring cramp but isn't particularly worried, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Castro exited after pulling up with the issue while running the bases. He'll test his hamstring out Wednesday, but there's no indication so far that he'll have to go on the injured list.

March 23, 2021 03:08 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Exits with apparent injury
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Castro left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent injury, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Castro appeared to pull up while running the bases and left the game soon after. The nature and severity of his injury is not yet clear. If he's forced to miss time, Carter Kieboom's shaky hold on the third base job would get a lot firmer, while Luis Garcia could earn starts at second base.

March 23, 2021 05:08 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Getting start at third base
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Castro will start at third base for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

The Nationals have stood by Carter Kieboom as their Opening Day third baseman all spring despite his struggles at the plate, but all of a sudden, the youngster's starting job doesn't seem so secure. One game at the hot corner for Castro doesn't necessarily mean that he's more than a contingency plan at third, but if the team does decide Kieboom is better off regaining his confidence at the alternate training site (and eventually Triple-A) to begin the season, Castro could move to third base on a more permanent basis, making room for Luis Garcia at second base. Either way, the 30-year-old infielder is locked into a starting spot, and Castro has enjoyed a strong spring with a .333/.375/.567 slash line over 32 plate appearances.

March 18, 2021 11:12 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Swinging hot bat this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro has gone 8-for-23 (.348) with a double, a triple and a home run through nine Grapefruit League games this spring.

The veteran infielder has also put together a solid 2:4 BB:K. Castro is slotted in as the Nats' starting second baseman this season after his 2020 campaign was cut short due to a wrist injury, and while he'll likely spend most of his time hitting in the bottom half of the order, he should be a useful stat compiler for fantasy purposes.

December 15, 2020 01:24 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro (wrist) is considered fully healthy and wanted to play winter ball, but the Nationals told him to rest and prepare for spring training instead, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Castro appeared in just 16 games last season, hitting a passable .267/.302/.450, before fracturing his wrist. He underwent surgery in August but has evidently completed his recovery. A fully healthy version of Castro is a useful but somewhat unexciting player, as he's produced a wRC+ within a narrow band from 91 to 101 in each of the last three seasons.

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.

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