Starlin Castro Exits With Right Hamstring Strain, Wade Reportedly to be Promoted

UPDATE (9:48 p.m. EDT): Multiple sources report that minor-league Swiss Army knife Tyler Wade, who Brian Cashman said would be the first man up if the Yankees needed infield help, has been removed from Scranton’s game against the Syracuse Chiefs. The Yankees do have an extra 40-man roster spot since Chris Carter was designated for assignment. This all but indicates that Castro will be placed on the disabled list after the game.


UPDATE (9:27 p.m. EDT): The injury has been announced as a right hamstring strain. Castro will have to undergo further evaluation to determine what grade the strain is. That will then determine how long he is out for. As noted below, Castro missed a lot of time last season with a strained right hamstring.


Starlin Castro was removed from Monday’s game in Chicago after running out a ground ball in the third inning, and pulling up at first base. Rob Refsnyder took over at second base in the following half-inning.

Castro had sat recently because he received a cortisone shot in his wrist, which apparently had been bothering him for weeks. The Yankee second baseman missed time last year with a strained right hamstring. The television shots made it look as though Castro was trying to stretch out his right leg.

Acquired from the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2016 season, Castro has been one of the Yankees’ best hitters in 2017. He was slashing .315/.350/.490 heading into today’s game.

This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for updates as they come in.

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