The Chicago Cubs took on the Arizona Diamondbacks today which featured shortstop Starlin Castro. It was Castro’s first appearance for the Cubs since he was pulled from a game back on March 2nd.
Starlin started at short, but only picked up one walk in three at-bats. Chicago’s primary shortstop appeared to be ready for the 2014 season. He looked great fielding in today’s win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Chicago had a six run lead half way through the game until the D’backs were able to put up eight unanswered runs leading to the Top of the ninth inning.
According to CSN Chicago, Starlin Castro says that he’s 100 percent and is ready to go for Monday’s season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Castro could pick up the start tomorrow or end up making a late appearance depending on what Rick Renteria wants to do with him. Cubs prospect Javier Baez replaced Starlin after he played a couple of innings.
There is no doubt that this year will be very important for the young infielder. Chicago is hoping that the hamstring injury that he suffered at the beginning of the month won’t come back to bother him during the regular season. They’re going to need him to be on top of his game.