The Bombers reinstated second baseman Starlin Castro from the 10-day disabled list Friday ahead of their series opener against the Mariners at the Stadium. Utility man Tyler Wade was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre to make room on the roster.
Castro hasn’t played since July 21 because of a right hamstring strain. He first suffered the injury in late June and missed 13 games before returning after the All-Star break. But he only lasted a week before re-injuring the hamstring and landing back on the DL.
When on the field, Castro has been one of the Yankees’ best hitters this season, posting a .307 average with 12 homers, 45 RBI and a .816 OPS. He was named to his fourth All-Star team in July.