It’s been an unusual few days for Starlin Castro. The former all-star was benched over the weekend and hasn’t seen the field since.
It wasn’t until a substitution Tuesday night that Castro got back in the game. He was left in to play second base, the first time he’s been moved from shortstop.
Rrom the looks of things the new position didn’t do much to shake Castro. In the ninth inning, Castro tracked down a foul down the right field line. Castro made the catch look like he played his whole career in that position.
That’s a tough enough catch to make in any situation. But all things considered, it’s one of the better catches a second baseman could make.
Not only was it the ninth inning, but because of the way the Wrigley Field bullpens are set up down the line, Castro had to deal with both objects and players in the way.