Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds.
Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will be replaced by Tyler Colvin in left field. Darwin Barney will sub for Castro at short.
Castro made a big-bang debut in Cincy, hitting a home run in his first at-bat and finishing with a first-game record six RBI.
But he was hitting only .149 in the 11 games before sitting Saturday.
"I don't think its fatigue, but a mental break, for sure, may do him some good," manager Mike Quade said.
Here's the lineup:
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