Starlin Castro is more likely to be traded than move positions

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Washington Nationals’ Michael Taylor steals second base as Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro waits for the throw during the third inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hasn’t moved positions since making his debut in 2010. And with infield prospect Javier Baez hitting .313 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in Triple-A, fans are wondering if Castro will move positions to make room for Baez.

ESPN Cubs beat writer Jesse Rogers thinks Castro will be traded before Cubs manager Joe Maddon changes his position.

Rogers believes Castro’s trade value is higher at shortstop, and if the Cubs wanted to move second baseman Addison Russell to shortstop, they should trade Castro.

Recently, Baez has switched to third base for the Iowa Cubs. He’s played there for two games and has yet to record an error on nine defensive chances.


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And with outfielder Jorge Soler on the disabled list, the Cubs can possibly call up Baez, allow him to play third and move rookie third baseman Kris Bryant to the outfield, where he has played four games this season.

The Cubs recalled outfielder Mike Baxter instead of Baez when Soler was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday.

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