- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1992 (27)
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos (hand) was slated to start on Thursday after missing the team's last game against Boston. Castellanos was hit by a pitch on Sunday against the Yankees and has been on the mend since, but apparently was not well enough to play Thursday. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that Castellanos will take batting practice on Friday, but that the team will not rush the slugger, who is also the team's top trade chip this season.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos (hand) should be back in the lineup on Thursday, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. The slugger was hit by a pitch on Sunday against the Yankees and has been undergoing treatment on his left hand since. Castellanos has been the topic of trade rumors for the rebuilding Tigers since last year's deadline, but his spotty defense has proven an issue. He'll be looking to build on a 2018 campaign that saw him hit .298 with 23 home runs in 157 games.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos, who is a year away from free agency and who is on the trading block, would prefer to be traded sooner rather than later. He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects, Castellanos agent, David Meter, said Tuesday night. That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training. The 26-year-old is coming off a career year in which he hit .298 with 23 home runs and 89 RBI. He's in the prime of his career and would receive a fantasy boost if he was dealt to a contending team for 2019 and beyond. The Astros, Braves, Dodgers, Indians, Mets and Phillies have all inquired about him within the last year. With Detroit believed to be asking for a top-level prospect, it's been hard to find the right fit with teams who are also in on the free-agent market.