5/7 More on Castro's call-up
Starlin Castro will wear No. 13 on the Cubs. At 20 years 44 days old, he is the youngest Cubs player to make his Major League debut since Oscar Gamble on Aug. 27, 1969, at the age of 19 years 250 days. In addition, Castro will be the youngest to make his debut with the Cubs as a shortstop, surpassing Marty Shay at 20 years 144 days on Sept. 16, 1916.
Since 1920, only 18 players have made their Major League debut as a Cub at a younger age than Castro.
* In other Minor League roster moves, the Cubs have promoted pitcher Andrew Cashner from Tennessee to Iowa. The right-hander, who was the team’s No. 1 Draft pick in 2008, was 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA in six starts. He had 42 strikeouts and had walked 13 over 36 innings.
Josh Vitters, the Cubs’ top pick in 2007, was bumped up from Class A Daytona to Tennessee. The third baseman was hitting .291 in 28 games with three homers, eight doubles and 13 RBIs.
– Carrie Muskat