Cubs not sure when ailing Castro will return

MESA, Ariz. – Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro's return to the lineup has been indefinitely delayed as he deals with fluid in his leg from a hamstring injury suffered on March 2.

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AP Picture/Ross D. FranklinShortstop Starlin Castro is taking his recovery from a hamstring harm in stride. "I don't wish to rush myself," Castro said. "If I can play in 10-12 games in spring coaching I feel I'll be good for the season."

Initially, the Cubs stated Castro can be out of the lineup for seven to 10 days, but on Friday morning, supervisor Rick Renteria gave no exact timetable on when Castro may play once more.

"I don't have a set date in my head proper now," Renteria mentioned. "That is all primarily based on how he is progressing. He's progressing well."

Earlier in the week, Castro indicated he might be back by this weekend, however Renteria mentioned he wouldn't play earlier than Monday. Now, Castro says it might be another week, as he is running at solely "forty %."

"I do not want to rush myself," Castro mentioned. "If I can play in 10-12 games in spring coaching I think I'll be good for the season."

The Cubs have 16 days of video games left on their spring schedule earlier than their season opener in Pittsburgh.

"He knows his body greater than I do," Renteria said. "He could possibly be seventy five-80 percent in three-four days. We simply don't know."

Castro injured his proper hamstring sliding into second base during the Cubs' second Cactus League sport. He hurt his left hamstring final spring and went on to have the worst season of his career, though the harm did not plague him in the course of the season. He started taking batting observe Thursday.

He wants to be one hundred pc come April and needs to get back to stealing bases once more. He had simply nine final season after swiping 25 in 2012.

"That is one in all my goals," Castro stated. "Steal lots of bases. I can do it as a result of I have a green gentle now. After I need to run, I run."

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