The Chicago Cubs are reportedly going to be without Starlin Castro’s services for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says Starlin Castro’s high ankle sprain is expected to be a season-ending injury.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) September 3, 2014
Recovery time for a high ankle sprain is about four weeks so this news is expected with Chicago’s season in it’s final month.
It’s a tough break for Castro, who will finish the year with a .292 BA, .339 OBP, 14 home runs and 65 RBI. Starlin was injured in last night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers while sliding awkwardly into home plate.
While the injury is tough for Starlin Castro, it’s relatively good news that the result is just a sprain. GM Jed Hoyer believes that Castro is their shortstop for next season, so he’ll have plenty of time to get healthy for 2015.
Javier Baez will take over everyday shortstop duties for the Cubs.
Rick Renteria said Baez will get most of the playing time at shortstop . Alcantara and Watkins to share second base duties .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) September 3, 2014