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Top Willi Castro News
Twins' Willi Castro: Could make Opening Day roster
Castro could make Minnesota's Opening Day roster if Alex Kirilloff (wrist) and Jorge Polanco (knee) are not ready for the start of the season, MLB.com reports. Castro is hitting .290 (9-for-31) this spring with two home runs and a 1.002 OPS.
The Twins may elect to keep both Donovan Solano and Castro on the roster initially with several infielders hurt and Jose Miranda having a sore throwing shoulder. Castro likely wouldn't get much playing time in such a scenario and would likely be the first player headed back to Triple-A when an infielder returned. However, Castro is making his best case to stay in the majors this spring.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Willi Castro: Minor league deal with Twins
Castro signed a minor-league contract with Minnesota on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Castro is a utility player but started 80 games in the outfield for the Tigers last season. He had just a .651 OPS last season but has looked like an above-average bat for stretches (most notably a .931 OPS in 30 games in 2020). He'll compete for a utility role with the Twins and could have a shot at a big-league job, but Minnesota's roster will likely be in flux until spring training begins.... See More ... See Less
Willi Castro: Non-tendered by Detroit
The Tigers declined to tender Castro a contract for 2023.
There was some buzz around Castro upon his arrival in 2019. While it didn't pan out with the Tigers, Castro is still only 25 years old and he showed flashes during the shortened 2020 season. Castro can play both middle infield spots and even got some run in center field last season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Working in offseason program
The Tigers announced Tuesday that Castro (hamstring) is fully healthy and taking part in in his normal offseason program, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Castro missed the end of the season after he landed on the injured list with a hamstring strain in late September. The 25-year-old appeared in 112 games in 2022 and had a .241/.284/.367 slash line with eight home runs, 31 RBI, 47 runs and nine stolen bases. He'll likely be competing for a utility role in spring training.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Hits injured list as expected
Castro (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
The move was an expected one, as Castro was ruled out for the season after straining his left hamstring while running the bases Thursday against the Royals. Castro will end the year with a .241/.284/.367 slash line, homering eight times and stealing nine bases in 112 games. Brendon Davis was recalled to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Out for season
Castro (hamstring) will miss the rest of the season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
After leaving Thursday's victory over Kansas City early with a strained left hamstring, Castro will officially be shut down for the season. He finishes the season with a .651 OPS -- up from .624 in 2021 -- alongside seven home runs and 30 RBI. The Tigers will officially announce the roster move and his replacement Friday.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Diagnosed with hamstring strain
Castro exited Thursday's game against the Royals due to a left hamstring strain.
Castro appeared to sustain his injury while running to second base on a double in the fourth inning after he hit a solo homer in the second. The severity of the issue isn't yet known, but the 25-year-old will presumably be monitored in the coming days to determine his status for the final few games of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Leaves with hamstring issue
Castro was removed from Thursday's game against the Royals with an apparent hamstring injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Castro hit a solo homer during the second inning and suffered the hamstring injury while running to second base on his double in the fourth. The specifics of the issue remain unclear, but an absence of any length could end the season for the 25-year-old with only six games left on the schedule.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Productive effort Sunday
Castro went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.
Castro's seventh home run of the season put the Tigers up 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning, and he also walked and scored in the sixth. The 25-year-old has seen a decent amount of playing time this year, though he hasn't done a ton at the plate with a .240 batting average and .645 OPS. Despite the mediocre offensive production, Castro's ability to play the infield and outfield should keep him in the mix for a meaningful role in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Sitting Saturday
Castro is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.
Castro hasn't taken a meaningful step forward this season, slashing .243/.287/.355 with six home runs and seven stolen bases in 100 games. That line looks even worse considering that he's now primarily playing the corner outfield rather than the middle infield. Victor Reyes will be the right fielder Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Out of Sunday's lineup
Castro is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus Kansas City, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Castro started the past five games and will head to the bench Sunday after going 4-for-18 with a home run, two RBI and two runs during that span. Ryan Kreidler will step in at the keystone and bat seventh in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Goes deep in win
Castro went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 win over the Royals.
Castro belted a solo homer during Detroit's four-run fifth inning against Daniel Lynch. The 25-year-old utility man was hitting .208 (10-for-48) over his previous 15 games since his last three-hit effort Aug. 11. He improved his season slash line to .249/.294/.367 with 23 extra-base hits and 40 runs scored through 337 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Takes seat Sunday
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Texas.
Castro made starts at second base, shortstop and right field over his past three games but will head to the bench Sunday after he hit .250 with three RBI during that span. Kody Clemens will take over at the keystone while Victor Reyes mans right field.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Garners fifth straight start
Castro will start at shortstop and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Giants, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
He'll be making his fifth consecutive start, with two coming at the keystone, two coming in right field and one coming at shortstop over that stretch. Of the three positions, second base will likely be the primary home for Castro for the time being, after the Tigers placed Jonathan Schoop (ankle) on the injured list Tuesday. Castro has made the most of his opportunities so far in August, as he's getting on base at a .355 clip this month while chipping in a home run and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Goes deep off bench Wednesday
Castro (wrist) went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Guardians.
Castro was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a wrist injury and was on the bench to begin Wednesday's contest, but when Harold Castro left the game with thumb soreness, Willi Castro got the call. The latter ended up hitting his fifth home run of the season, and it looks like his wrist issue is behind him. Willi Castro may see some more infield work if Harold Castro has to miss any extended time.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Managing jammed wrist
Castro was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Guardians due to a wrist injury, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old was originally slated to start Tuesday, but he was scratched from the starting nine since he jammed his wrist on a slide Monday and is still bothered by the injury. Castro should be considered day-to-day while Akil Baddoo starts in left field.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Castro (wrist) isn't starting Wednesday against the Guardians.
Castro was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a wrist injury and will remain on the bench for a second consecutive game. Akil Baddoo, Riley Greene and Victor Reyes are starting in the outfield from left to right.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Pulled from Tuesday's lineup
Castro was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Guardians due to an unspecified issue, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch will likely provide an explanation for Castro's removal before or after the game, but Castro is most likely dealing with an injury or illness. Akil Baddoo will pick up the start in left field in Castro's stead.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Willi Castro: Sitting Game 1
Castro will sit Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader with the Guardians.
Castro will get breather in Monday's matinee after he went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. Akil Baddoo will take over in left field and bat ninth in Game 1.... See More ... See Less
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