Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Wednesday night’s game against the Giants because of what was being called a family emergency. Now the heartbreaking details are out …
Source Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro may miss up to a week dealing with the death of a relative &three friends in car crash (Dominican )
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Word is the relative was a cousin and that Castro had a close relationship to all four of the people who died in the accident. The Cubs are likely to place Castro on the bereavement list before Thursday’s series finale.