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Starlin Castro set to resume baseball activities

As he is recovering from a hamstring injury, Starlin Castro is making progress towards a possible return to the field.

According to multiple sources, Castro is ready to resume baseball activities. The 27-year-old is scheduled to take ground balls and hit in the batting cage on Sunday. If all goes well, Castro will run on Thursday.

Before suffering the injury, Castro was having a tremendous first half of the season. In 73 games, he posted a slash line of .313/.348/.486, including 12 home runs and 45 RBIs. Due to his great start to the season, Castro was selected to his first American League All-Star team.

Although he is resuming baseball activity, there is no timetable for his return. However, it appears unlikely that the second baseman will return before the All-Star break.

Having a healthy Starlin Castro in the everyday lineup will have a big impact for the Yankees in the second half. The organization is hopeful that he can return soon to help the Yankees make a playoff push this season.