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Starlin Castro to take at-bats in minor league game today

Mar 22, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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Starlin Castro hasn’t played in a Cactus League game since March 2 due to a strained right hamstring, but he’s finally ready to return to action. Sort of.

According to Patrick Mooney of, Castro is expected to take several at-bats today in a minor league game. They might keep him on the minor league side for now to protect themselves against the possibility of a setback, enabling them to backdate a potential stint on the disabled list, but he expects to be ready for Opening Day.

Castro is coming off a disappointing season in which he hit just .245/.284/.347 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 161 games. It’s easy to forget that he’s only entering his age-24 season, so while he hasn’t progressed as hoped, he’s far from a lost cause at this point in his career.

  1. JuniorGriffey'sRecliner - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    I’m sure all the folks at that baseball academy in the Dominican are rooting for him and wishing him a lucrative – err, full recovery.

  2. thebigwhitecat - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Hope Yankees scouts are at these games.

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