3B - FA
When addressing the media on Tuesday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that the team is planning to be without Starlin Castro for the remainder of the season. The 31-year-old infielder was placed on administrative leave last Friday while MLB investigates an alleged domestic violence incident.
MLB placed Castro on administrative leave on July 16th, forcing him to step away from baseball for one week. However, an extended absence agreed upon by MLB and the MLBPA seems quite likely. Rizzo said that the Nationals thought they investigated Castro well given past accusations of sexual assault against him, though clearly that is not the case. He also spoke to players on the big-league roster, telling them that "they have to do better, the world has to do better.”
The Washington Nationals placed infielder Starlin Castro on administrative leave Friday.
Castro was placed on administrative leave Friday while MLB looks into the alleged domestic violence incident. The leave is for seven days but could be extended if both Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association agree. Castro was placed on the restricted list on June 16. According to Nationals manager Davey Martinez at the time, it was due to a “personal matter.”
Starlin Castro extended his 14-game hit streak on Sunday after going 3-for-4 with his 20th double of the season.
Through 12 games in July, Castro is hitting .500 with a 1.140 OPS. In 12 or 15-team leagues, Castro's hot streak is worth rostering and valuable.
Starlin Castro extended his 13-game hit streak on Saturday after going 1-for-3.
Castro is hitting .471 with a 1.072 OPS in July. He is a solid source of batting average right now even though the counting stats are limited.
Starlin Castro extended his 12-game hit streak on Friday after going 2-for-3 with one walk.
Castro just keeps on hitting in July with a .484 batting average and 1.108 OPS. The batting average is nice, but Castro's three home runs aren't so hot.