Starlin Castro‘s days with the Chicago Cubs may be coming to an end very soon, as Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Cubs are “aggressively trying” to include the young shortstop “in any deal.”
It is unclear whether or not a deal is close, but a possible landing spot may be the San Diego Padres, who have a player the Cubs like in Tyson Ross. A deal would likely be larger than just Castro and Ross.
Castro, 25, is signed cheaply through 2020, as he makes anywhere from $6-11 million every season through 2019. He has a club option worth $16 million for the 2020 season that can be bought out for $1 million.
If the Cubs do in fact trade Castro, they would be in good shape, as they have one of the games most promising young shortstops in Addison Russell, who notably started at shortstop yesterday while Castro was given the day off.
In 97 games played this season, he has hit .237 with five home runs and 42 RBI. Stay tuned.
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