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Tigers' Harold Castro: Erupts for two home runs

Castro went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's win over the Twins. Castro entered the contest with just one home run this season across 24 games, and he only had three long balls in 106 games last year, so the power outburst was definitely unexpected. The three-hit effort wasn't as rare, however, as the utility man did that as recently as May 15. Castro is now batting .301 for the season, and while the power won't always be there, he's certainly proven himself to be a capable hitter at the MLB level.
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Hits first 2022 home run

Castro went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Rays. The home run, Castro's first of the season, came at a great time, as it put the Tigers ahead 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning. The utility player is a solid contact hitter, as evidenced by his .306 batting average, but he's never provided much pop. Castro's career high for home runs in a season is five, which he recorded back in 2019. He had just three long balls in 106 games last year.
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Starting Sunday

Castro is starting at third base and batting seventh in Sunday's game against the Orioles. Jeimer Candelario is getting the day off, so Castro will make his third start of the week and first since Thursday. The versatile 28-year-old is slashing .278/.298/.333 this season across 54 at-bats. He's proven himself as a good contact hitter at the MLB level, though Castro typically doesn't deliver much in the way of counting stats. He has no home runs, three RBI and six runs scored this year.
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Two hits in loss

Castro went 2-for-4 with two singles in a 7-1 loss Thursday in Minnesota. Castro singled twice but also committed two throwing errors while making his first start of the season at the hot corner. While the utility man played some third base in previous seasons, he has primarily served as a middle infielder. With a career .292 average and .323 mark for the season, the Tigers may get creative in finding places for the 28-year-old to play in order to keep his bat in the lineup.
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Tigers lineup: Harold Castro back at short Wednesday against Yankees

DETROIT -- Harold Castro will be back at shortstop for the Detroit Tigers as they try to bounce back from a series-opening loss. The Tigers (4-6) face the New York Yankees (6-5) on Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. at Comerica Park. Willi Castro (no relation) started for the Tigers on Tuesday...
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Sits after four straight starts

Castro is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees. After starting at shortstop in each of the previous four games, Castro will cede the position to Willi Castro in the series opener with the Yankees. Harold went 0-for-9 with four strikeouts over his most recent three starts, so it wouldn't be surprising if Willi ended up displacing him as the preferred option at the position while Javier Baez (thumb) is on the shelf.
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Starting again at short

Castro is starting at shortstop and batting ninth in Saturday's game against the Royals. With Javier Baez (thumb) out for the fourth straight game, Castro will stick at shortstop. He's been an effective MLB hitter when given the chance, batting no worse than .283 the past four seasons, so he could have some short-term value for however long Baez remains out.
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Tigers’ Harold Castro officially makes team, others remain in limbo

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Did anyone doubt for a second that utility man Harold Castro would find a way onto the team?. Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch confirmed Sunday that “Hittin’ Harold” would be on the Tigers’ Opening Day roster. Castro, 28, is a singles hitter known...
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Notches roster spot

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch confirmed Sunday that Castro has secured a spot on the Opening Day roster, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Castro is expected to see most of his work this season as a backup infielder, though his experience at all three outfield spots gives him an added layer of versatility. When given regular playing time, Castro has shown the ability to hit for contact at a high rate (.291 lifetime average, 22.2 percent strikeout rate), but a lack of power and speed limits his fantasy intrigue.
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Should stick in utility role

Castro seems likely to make Detroit's Opening Day roster as a utility player, though Willi Castro has been providing some competition in camp, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Both players can play all over the field, though Harold Castro has been a bit more consistent with the bat the past few years. Last season he slashed .283/.310/.359 across 106 games. The batting average was actually the lowest of his four-year MLB career, which illustrates how good he's been at making consistent contact.
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Inks one-year deal with Detroit

Castro agreed to a one-year, $1.275 million contract with the Tigers on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports. Castro is in his first year of arbitration eligibility after appearing in 106 games for the Tigers in 2021. He hit .283 with 37 RBI in 339 plate appearances, but he didn't provide much fantasy value with three homers and one stolen base. Castro should work in a utility role again in 2022.
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Harold Castro is a contact man in a power era

As we’re at a standstill in terms of the hot stove, and don’t yet want to dive into full-on previews of the Tigers majors players, we’ll continue breaking down the Tigers projected bench options. There’s a decent mix of potential and depth both, and fine tuning the bottom of the depth chart always seems to prove more important than expected.
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Harold Castro batting sixth for Tigers on Friday

Detroit Tigers infielder Harold Castro is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Castro will start at second base on Friday and bat sixth versus right-hander Carlos Hernandez and the Royals. Isaac Paredes moves to the bench. numberFire's models project Castro for 7.0 FanDuel points...
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Tigers' Harold Castro: Enters lineup Sunday

Castro is starting at second base and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Rays. Castro will enter the lineup with Willi Castro getting a day off. Harold Castro doesn't have a regular starting gig but is able to play all over the field for the Tigers, and he's batting .283 this season, so he is capable of collecting some hits when he starts.
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