Cubs place Starlin Castro on bereavement list, recall Logan Watkins

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The Chicago Cubs have placed shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list following the death of his cousin and three close friends this week in the Dominican Republic.

Castro left the Cubs on Wednesday and could miss an entire week before returning.

To replace Castro on the roster the Cubs have recalled Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.

For the time-being the Cubs will shift Javier Baez from second base to shortstop to fill in for Castro.

In 125 games this season Castro was hitting .284/.333/.429 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI.

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