Sveum says Castro likely back next week

March, 7, 2013
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was hoping for a return to the lineup this weekend, but manager Dale Sveum said Thursday it more than likely it will be next week.

"Everything is great," Sveum said. "He'll do a normal day today. He'll probably play Monday or Wednesday depending on what we decide with the day off on Tuesday."

Castro has been out of the lineup since injuring his hamstring on Feb. 27 while running out a ground ball. On Wednesday he indicated he would like to be back playing by this weekend.

"They had me running (40 yards) the last couple of days and it feels fine," Castro said. "I feel good and I don't have any pain right now."

Sveum indicated Thursday might be a "recovery day" for Castro and reiterated the injury isn't serious.

"If it was opening day he'd probably be playing at 100 percent," Sveum said.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
9 2.65 157 149
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .292
HRA. Rizzo 31
RBIA. Rizzo 74
RA. Rizzo 86
OPSA. Rizzo .895
ERAT. Wood 4.86
SOJ. Arrieta 157