Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 8/18/12
Sources close to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a seven-year, $60 million deal with shortstop Starlin Castro. The contract includes a $16 million option for 2020. The 22-year old shortstop is not having a good season, and there's has been questions about his lack of effort, but this is definitely a great move for the Cubs. He will be around for seven more years and on a very team friendly contract. Castro is a career .297/.333/.422 hitter with 25 HR's, 165 RBI's and a 103 OPS+ in 1,720 plate appearances throughout three Major League seasons with the Cubs. Image by fireflythegreat under the Creative Commons License Agreement.
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