3/18 Castro at 90 percent

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, sidelined since March 2 with a strained right hamstring, took batting practice on Tuesday for the first time and said he was running at “90 percent.” Castro, who missed two weeks last spring with a strained left hamstring, did some running but did not run the bases.

“Not the bases — I just did some turning, straight line [running], and I feel pretty good,” Castro said.

Is he 100 percent healthy?

“Almost,” Castro said. “We ran like 90 percent today.”

He’s been able to push off with his right leg without any problem.

“I did all of the workout — take ground balls, throw to first, backhand, and everything feels well,” he said.

The Cubs have less than two weeks remaining of Spring Training. Does he have a date set for when he’ll get in a Cactus League game?

“I don’t have a special day,” Castro said. “We’re getting close.”

— Carrie Muskat


Okay Cubs fans….where are the Cubs going with Baez?…….SS….2B….3B or OF ?????………..if SS, what happens with Castro?……move him to 2B or trade him for pitching?……..if Baez moves to 2B, what happens to Alcantara?…….if Baez plays 3B, what happens to Bryant?….or Villanuava?….is Bryant playing 3B or OF for the Cubs?…Bryant is not going anywhere….so forget about talking trade with Bryant……..whatever position Baez plays at and succeeds, Baez will affect the future of other Cubs………….and we have not discuss the Rizzo / Vogelbach / Canderlario issue yet!

Had a couple questions for you on the Roster Moves post.

2B or 3B…. Castro isn’t going anywhere at this point. If Castro busts again this year do you really think a team is going to trade for him? That contract is going to make it hard to get rid of him IF he busts but I honestly think he comes back with a strong year…. 280-290 ave… 25 errors… with 15ish homers… obp in the 330 area……

On your above post, isnt this what I have been saying? Isnt that what Doug has been saying? There is so much talent coming up, if someone dont make it, odds are the other will. Thats what building from the bottom up does for an Organization, makes it stronger & stronger.
Next year you will need to add names you havnt even mentioned.

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