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Ex-Cub Soriano seeks more focus from Castro

NEW YORK -- Former Chicago Cubs star Alfonso Soriano is pleased with with what he's seen from former teammate Starlin Castro.
Chicago Tribune Apr 16, 2014

Ex-Cub Soriano seeks more focus from Castro

NEW YORK -- Former Chicago Cubs star Alfonso Soriano is pleased with with what he's seen from former teammate Starlin Castro.

Derek Jeter has made impression on Starlin Castro

Cubs shortstop says it's 'awesome' to see Yankees star playNEW YORK — Starlin Castro knows the pressures of playing under a microscope after reaching the majors at 20 and being selected to two All-Star Games only to experience a down year in 2013 that seemed to overshadow his past achievements.
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Castro has two hits, RBI in loss to Cardinals - Starlin Castro (SS) Chicago Cubs

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
Chicago Tribune Apr 10, 2014

Starlin Castro at top of game at bat and in field

Recovered from hamstring strain, Cubs shortstop focused on making exceptional plays on defense and excelling on offenseStarlin Castro's stellar defense recently is matching his production at the plate.

No challenge a curious move by Hurdle

CHICAGO -- Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle made a curious move in not challenging a fourth-inning play at the plate involving Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro in the Pirates' eventual 5-4 victory on Thursday afternoon. With two outs and Castro on second base, catcher Welington Castillo singled to left field, where Starling Marte came up throwing. The ball beat Castro to the plate as catcher Tony Sanchez was sitting on top of it, but, according to plate umpire Mark Carlson, he didn’t apply the tag in time.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 9, 2014

Starlin Castro’s focus on defense starting to pay off

For all the sudden production at the plate — including a pair of home runs Tuesday night — All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro still knows his fielding is a critical part of how he’s defined. “I take early work every day,” said Castro, who came to spring training this year vowing to be more focused. “I come in here every day for defensive work. Every day.” That included Wednesday, when he was the only player on the field, hours before batting practice,...

Castro moves to 2nd in Cubs' lineup

After Starlin Castro produced seven hits in his past three games from the sixth spot, it might sound crazy for manager Rick Renteria to move him to the second spot.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 9, 2014

Starlin Castro gets his groove back

Starlin Castro says he has found his groove, says he feels stronger and says his mind is clear. And one more thing: ‘‘Last year is over.’’ Castro is on a tear that features seven hits in his last 12 at-bats, including the first multihomer game of his career in the Cubs’ 7-6 loss Tuesday to the Pirates. ‘‘He’s just starting to get into a rhythm,’’ said manager Rick Renteria, who has seen Castro drive in five runs since putting him in the No. 6...

Castro: 'I got my feeling back'

CHICAGO -- Remember these few days if this is the beginning of the return of the old Starlin Castro. The sometimes-embattled starting shortstop for the Chicago Cubs is locked in -- just as he was at the beginning of spring training before an injured hamstring slowed him down. "I got my feeling back," Castro said after belting two home runs in a 7-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Castro struggled through the first week of the season but was that because he missed almost all of spring training or because he was picking up where left off last season when he hit .
Beaver County Times Apr 8, 2014
Pirates beat Castro and Cubs 7-6

Pirates beat Castro and Cubs 7-6

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 4, 2014

Cubs paying attention to Starlin Castro’s approach at plate

The Cubs had only three hits Friday against six Philadelphia Phillies pitchers. One of the hits was an RBI single from shortstop Starlin Castro. But to hear some after the Cubs’ 7-2 loss, Castro is front and center in the Cubs’ offensive woes. ‘‘We don’t look at his outcomes in terms of hit, but he did have a hit today,’’ manager Rick Renteria said. ‘‘We look at the approach, and those are things we continue to talk about, to see if we can get him...
KFFL Apr 3, 2014

Cubs | Starlin Castro moved in order

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro was moved to second in the batting order Thursday, April ...

Cubs lineup: Castro back in 2-hole

PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria wants shortstop Starlin Castro to relax at the plate so after two games batting third, Castro is back in a more familiar position of hitting second. "It's not because he's not on pitches," Renteria said before the series finale between the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. "I think it's his anxiousness more than anything because he's taking some pretty good hacks on some really good fastballs.
Chicago Sun-Times Mar 30, 2014

Starlin Castro eager to put ugly 2013 season behind

PHOENIX — Shortstop Starlin Castro returned to the major-league lineup for the Cubs’ final spring-training game Saturday for the first time in nearly four weeks. More important, he said he is healthy physically and mentally as the Cubs prepare to open the regular season Monday in Pittsburgh. ‘‘When I came in [to spring training], I just tried to come in with my mind clean,’’ said Castro, who turned 24 last week and will be entering his fifth big-league...

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