Castro to return vs. Reds Tuesday


CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will rejoin the team in Cincinnati when they open a series there on Tuesday night, the team announced on Sunday afternoon.

Castro has been on the bereavement list since a car accident in the Dominican Republic earlier this week claimed the lives of several people, including one of his relatives.

Castro has missed the last five games after playing in all of the Cubs’ first 125 contests. He’s hitting .284 with 13 home runs and 64 RBIs this season. To make room for Castro, the Cubs optioned infielder Logan Watkins to Triple-A Iowa.