5/10 High expectations for Castro
Starlin Castro has made two errors through 5 1/2 innings Monday night in his Wrigley Field debut. It’s an inauspicious start. He did work out with Ryan Theriot, who has shifted from shortstop to second, before the game. That’s a routine the two will do as much as possible.
“I think the more he plays, the better he’ll field,” Cubs coach Ivan DeJesus said.
“He’s a talented young man,” Lou Piniella said of Castro. “He’s going to gain experience at the Major League level. I think it’ll be fun for fans to watch him play. The young man can play baseball.”
He’s going to be tested by Chicago fans. They have high expectations.
“They shouldn’t expect that much out of him, they should just let the young man play,” Piniella said. “Let him play, let him relax and let him settle in as a good Major League shortstop.”
Just remember: He’s only 20.
“He’s going to be great,” DeJesus said. “Playing here in Chicago, he’ll get a good opportunity and show his talent.”
— Carrie Muskat