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Castro's agent, Paul Kinzer, refuted reports that the Cubs' shortstop was detained for questioning in connection with a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic, the Chicago Tribune reports. "[Castro] was not arrested or detained or anything," Kinzer said. "He went to the police station to make sure they knew he was not involved. They told him they had video so they knew he was not involved." reported earlier Saturday that Castro was detained and being held at the Montecristi prosecutor's office. It now sounds like he voluntarily went to police rather than being detained, but regardless, it marks the second time in less than a month Castro has been linked to a shooting in the Dominican. He was cleared of any involvement in the first incident, but Cubs president Theo Epstein is reportedly unhappy with the 24-year-old's decision making of late.

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Castro was arrested Saturday in the Dominican Republic for questioning in connection with a shooting that left six people injured, Enrique Rojas of reports.

A spokesman for the Monte Cristi police department said Castro is being held at the city prosecutor's office, and that people close to Castro participated in the nightclub shooting. The 24-year-old Castro is beginning to develop a pattern of troubling behavior, as he was linked to another nightclub shooting in Santiago, DR earlier this month that left three wounded. However, that incident was not formally investigated by Dominican authorities.

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Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that Castro has recovered from his season-ending ankle injury, Patrick Mooney of reports.

A high-ankle sprain, suffered in early September, cut short what was shaping up to be a very strong second half for Castro (.329/.371/.432). The 24-year-old has evidently turned the page on the injury, as Hoyer said he is showing good mobility and has passed several running and jumping tests. Castro should be able to go through his normal offseason routine.

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Castro (ankle) is wearing a walking boot and will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Carrie Muskat of reports.

The decision comes as no surprise, as Castro continues to rehab his ankle and is still limited in his activities. He hasn't played since September 2, and with only five games remaining, there's no sense in attempting to rush him back for what are ultimately meaningless games.

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Castro was diagnosed Wednesday with a high-ankle sprain and is expected to miss the rest of the season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Because the recovery process for Castro's injury typically requires a four-week timetable, the Cubs aren't counting on having their star shortstop back in the fold the rest of the way. While the team won't shut Castro down completely after he expressed a desire to attempt to return this season, fantasy owners in single-season leagues probably shouldn't hold their breath on a comeback at this point. With Castro out of the picture, Javier Baez is likely to slide over from second base to his more natural position at shortstop, while Logan Watkins figures to assume regular duties at the keystone.

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Castro (ankle) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

While Castro received some good news that the left ankle issue that forced him out of Tuesday's game was a sprain rather than a fracture, there's a good possibility he'll still have to miss multiple days due the injury. The Cubs are still awaiting an MRI that was expected to reveal the severity of the sprain, and once those results are announced, a better estimate of Castro's recovery timetable should become available.

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Castro left Tuesday's game with a sprained left ankle, and while he's still being evaluated, a break/fracture has been ruled out, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

He will still need to undergo an MRI, but the worst has already been ruled out after he slid awkwardly at home plate in the first inning of Tuesday's game. Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara are both more than capable of playing shortstop in the short term.

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Castro left Tuesday's game with an apparent leg injury after sliding awkwardly at home plate in the bottom of the first inning, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

The play didn't look good, and it was an unnecessary injury as there wasn't a play at the plate. Given the Cubs' lack of incentive to win the game, there wasn't any reason to leave him in, especially with a three-run lead early against Milwaukee. Javier Baez moved to shortstop and Logan Watkins came in to play second base. We'll follow up when the Cubs announce the severity of the injury.

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Castro (personal) has rejoined the Cubs and is in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

Castro was on the bereavement list since last Wednesday but will start at shortstop again Tuesday. The star shortstop is batting .284/.333/.429 on the season and is nearing his career-high in home runs (14), currently sitting at 13 with just over a month left in the season.

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Castro (personal) will rejoin the Cubs on Tuesday,'s Carrie Muskat reports.

Castro has been away from the team since Wednesday while on the bereavement list, but he is ready to return this week. Expect Castro to resume his role as the Cubs' regular shortstop upon his return.