CHICAGO (AP) — Starlin Castro was back in the Cubs lineup a day after being pulled for making a bonehead mistake the day before.
Manager Dale Sveum says Castro had atoned for his gaffe. On Saturday, the shortstop dawdled after catching a popup in shallow left field, allowing a run to score and Sveum immediately removed Castro from the game.
The 23-year-old infielder, one of the Cubs' most touted young players, has looked lost for much of this season. He entered Sunday hitting .244 with seven homers and 32 RBIs, and was 0 for 16 in his last five games. He has only one error in his last 47 games.