Detroit Tigers SS Willi Castro was off to a solid start in today's contest with the Kansas City Royals. He notched a home run and a double before injuring his left hamstring upon reaching second base safely with two outs in the fourth inning.
Left Hamstring Strain sidelines Castro
Castro reached for his left hamstring as he reached second base with two outs in the fourth inning. Trainer Doug Teter removed him from the game after doing a quick check. Castro suffered a left hamstring strain.http://gty.im/1243599238
AJ Hinch was asked about the injury, and the outlook wasn't great.
“I think he's out for the year,” manager A.J. Hinch said after Thursday's 10-3 win. “We're going to run out of time. … I haven't talked to him postgame, but those just aren't injuries that bounce back in a weekend.”Evan Petzold Detroit Free Press
Who will the Tigers call up to replace Willi Castro?
With only six games left in the regular season, the Tigers will look to make a move before Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
There are five position players on the 40-man roster, and all could be candidates for a promotion: Zack Short, Daz Cameron, Josh Lester, Brendon Davis, and Luis Garcia.