Starlin Castro’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told the Chicago Tribune that he would not seek a new deal for Starlin Castro during the season. Kinzer told Fred Mitchell that the two sides could discuss a deal in the off-season but he does not want any distractions for the 22-year old shortstop.
Starlin Castro is being paid $567,000 this season after earning $440,000 last year. Paul Kinzer acknowledged the fact that the Cubs would like to keep Starlin Castro in a Cubs’ uniform. Kinzer feels the two sides will be talking eventually but he doesn’t think those conversations will take place during the season.
Due to the Cubs calling Starlin Castro up a few weeks early in 2010, Castro will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. Castro has Super-Two status which gives him an additional year of arbitration eligibility. Castro could become a free agent after the 2016 season.
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