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God’s Sigh of Relief Watch: Starlin Castro OK

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If there is one player the Chicago Cubs cannot afford to lose this year – for a variety of reasons, some performance-related, and some attendance-related – it’s probably shortstop Starlin Castro. Not only is Castro a unique talent and tearing the cover off the ball this Spring, the Cubs don’t have much in the way of a back-up capable of replicating Castro’s numbers.


So when Castro left yesterday’s split squad game against the Dodgers a little early, you’ll forgive me for holding my breath. Castro banged his knee at second base in the 5th inning, and then left the game thereafter.

Good news: the removal was merely precautionary, and Castro is OK. Exhale.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.