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Willi Castro is expected to be an everyday player for the Tigers in 2021.
Despite his defensive struggles, Castro is expected to be an everyday player for the Tigers in 2021."We feel he has the athletic ability to play anywhere in the field. When a guy hits, you find a place for him," said Tigers GM Al Avila. "Not overly concerned with defensive struggles, which sometimes happens to young players." Castro slashed .349/.381/.550 with six home runs, 24 RBI and 21 runs scored over 140 plate appearances in 2020.
Willi Castro was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals due to right shoulder soreness.
The Tigers are shutting him down for the year. It sounds as if his departure was precautionary, but there's no need to force the issue with Detroit eliminated from postseason play. Castro played in 36 games this season, hitting .349 with a .931 OPS.
Detroit shortstop Willi Castro went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in a 6-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Castro went deep off Royals reliever Matt Harvey in the sixth inning. Castro has been a pleasant surprise for the Tigers, hitting .352 with four homers, 13 runs, and 14 RBI in 91 at-bats.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Willi Castro went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a 10-8 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Castro took reliever Trevor May deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning. Castro now has a .350 average, three homers, 10 runs, and 11 RBI in 60 at-bats for Detroit.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Willi Castro went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to Cleveland on Saturday.
Castro was the only Detroit batter who was able to get to rookie right-hander Triston McKenzie in the loss. Castro is hitting .240 with two homers and four RBI.