Cubs: Starlin Castro and Ryan Sweeney done for season

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The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday that shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Ryan Sweeney were done for the season.

An MRI on Castro revealed a high ankle sprain. Castro was having a bounce back season hitting .292/.339/.438 with 14 homers and 65 RBI. While the strong performance this season is good for Castro’s future it does not guarantee that he will remain with the Cubs. The team will almost surely listen to any offer for him. For now Javier Baez moves over to shortstop.

Another player ruled out for the season is Sweeney. After landing on the disabled list last week with a hamstring injury the 29-year-old appears done for the year. He will finish with a .251/.304/.338 batting line in 77 games. Owed $1.5 million next season the Cubs will wait for Sweeney to occupy a bench spot next year.

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