Renteria: Starlin Castro will be ready for Opening Day


Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After dealing with a left hamstring injury last year during Spring Training and recovering quickly for Opening Day, it appears Starlin Castro has done it again, according to Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria he`s progressing very well.

Even better, Renteria went a step further, announcing Castro is around 100-percent healthy now:

Hearing Castro`s running the bases well and even taking batting practice today are wonderful signs for opening day, and Renteria went on to say that they`re not even considering a back-up option at shortstop to start the season.

With some tabbing this season as an important year for Castro’s growth and his future potential stock, the Cubs are have taken it easy on him all Spring, and he is said to be getting at-bats in minor league games very soon. Castro is among the biggest names on the Cubs’ roster that is looking for a bounce back year and a clean bill of health to start the year will help.