3/10 Castro to start baseball activities
Starlin Castro hopes to begin running and hitting off a batting tee on Tuesday, and hoped to be back in Cactus League games by the weekend, although manager Rick Renteria said it was more likely the shortstop would return next week. Castro has been sidelined with a mild right hamstring strain suffered March 2.
“It [stinks] to be doing this,” Castro said of the rehab. “I’d rather be playing. We’ll see this weekend if I’ll be in the game.”
It’s the second straight spring that Castro has missed time because of a hamstring injury. Last year, it was his left hamstring, and the strain was more severe. He’s already thinking about what he has to do this next offseason.
“I’ll just work a little more to get stronger,” Castro said.
The plan is to begin baseball activities on Tuesday, and start taking ground balls on Wednesday.
“I don’t want to be rushed,” he said.
— Carrie Muskat