Cubs SS Castro expected to miss rest of season
CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro is expected to miss the remainder of the Chicago Cubs’ season with an ankle injury.
Castro left Tuesday night’s 7-1 win over Milwaukee after getting hurt on a first-inning slide into home plate. Tests showed he sustained a high ankle sprain.
Castro, a three-time All-Star, was holding out hope that he could beat the four-week prognosis to return. But general manager Jed Hoyer said Wednesday the organization will move forward as though Castro had played his final game this season.
Cubs rookie Javier Baez, a natural shortstop, will shift over from second base and take Castro’s place in the field.