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Cubs’ Starlin Castro takes batting practice


Starlin Castro

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro took batting practice Saturday, and is close to symptom free three days after leaving Wednesday’s spring training game because of tightness in his left hamstring.

Manager Dale Sveum said an precautionary MRI Friday revealed a small spot of inflammation in the hammy but that Castro can’t replicate the tightness when he does his therapy work.

Sveum said that with so much time left in camp, the medical staff is taking an especially deliberate approach with Castro that probably won’t have him back in a game until Tuesday or Wednesday.

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