Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro injures ankle on home plate slide

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a sprained left ankle after sliding into home plate.

Initial tests ruled out any fractures. The team expects X-Ray and MRI results on Wednesday, and Castro will be evaluated further.

Castro was injured in the first inning of Chicago’s 7-1 victory. The shortstop scored from second on a Jorge Soler single but his left ankle bent as he slid into home place. Castro did not return to the game and was replaced at shortstop by Javier Baez.

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"It just looked very awkward," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said to "Any time you see somebody cringe in pain, you grab yourself a little bit. He didn't want to come out of the game. That's a good sign."

Castro is batting .292 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI this season.

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