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Starlin Castro excused from Cubs after death of cousin and three friends in car accident

Aug 20, 2014, 9:59 PM EST

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Wednesday night’s game against the Giants because of what was being called a family emergency. Now the heartbreaking details are out …

Word is the relative was a cousin and that Castro had a close relationship to all four of the people who died in the accident. The Cubs are likely to place Castro on the bereavement list before Thursday’s series finale.

  1. sabatimus - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Oh man :(

  2. tigersfandan - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Wow. I can’t even begin to imagine…

  3. raysfan1 - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Absolutely horrible. Condolences and prayers for peace for him and all his extended family and friends’ families no doubt ring hollow right now, but they are sincere.

  4. scrot7 - Aug 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    So sad. Thoughts and prayers are with him and all the friends / families involved.

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