Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro left this afternoon’s game in Boston during the the fifth inning after pulling up as he ran out a double. He favored his right leg in what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Manager Joe Girardi went out to speak with Castro and quickly, the decision was made that he was coming out of the game.
Castro is having a pretty good year for the Yankees. He is hitting .273 with 21 home-runs and 69 RBI on the season. Castro has been swinging the bat very well of late, adding six home-runs and 15 RBI with a slashline of .337/.346/.564 over the last 28 days.
He was replaced by Ronald Torreyes who would remain in the game defensively at second base. Torreyes is hitting .280 with one home-run, nine RBI, seven doubles and three triples in limited work this season.
Stay tuned to Bronx Pinstripes for any updates on the status of Castro.