A Call-up for Starlin Castro Around the Corner?

According to a report from Bruce Levine, “Chicago Cubs prospect Starlin Castro’s ascension to the major leagues could be right around the corner.” Levine’s sources have indicated the Cubs are monitoring him on a daily basis “to determine when the time will be to start his Major League career.”

There are “more that a couple of issues” according to Levine with calling up Starlin Castro.

Ryan Theriot would have to be moved to second base and the other is “deciding to move one of their backup infielders”. According to Levine either Chad Tracy, Jeff Baker or Mike Fontenot would have to be moved.

The Cubs also want to make sure “the gameplan is in place for playing Castro at least five or six times per week.”

Randy Bush is with the Tennessee Smokies making “some evaluations that could help Hendry decide when to sit down with Piniella and his staff to make this move.”

Levine said Castro could be playing at Clark and Addison at any point but he might make a stop in Iowa for a short time on the way. Levine pointed out “it’s undetermined at this time when he’ll be brought up.”

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