According to multiple reports, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will likely miss the remainder of the season with a high-ankle sprain he sustained Tuesday.
The 24-year-old shortstop had put together an impressive bounce back campaign after posting the worst numbers of his big league career in 2013. In 134 games with the Cubs this year, Castro posted a line of .292/.339/.438 with 14 home runs, tying a career-high. He also racked up 33 doubles and posted a career-best OPS+ of 113.
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He also posted his best single-season fielding percentage of his career, coming in a .973.
In his absence, Javier Baez will likely see more reps at shortstop, given that was where the young infielder spent the majority of his Minor League career. For Wednesday’s series finale with Milwaukee, Logan Watkins is starting at second and Baez is at shortstop.
Castro joins the other franchise cornerstone, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, on the bench. Rizzo, who has a strain in his lower back, could likely miss the rest of the season, as well. The slugger tallied a career-high 30 home runs this season for Chicago.