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>>Cubs Agree To Seven-Year Contract With SS Castro

(Chicago, IL)  --  Starlin Castro will be in the Windy City for a while.  The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a seven-year contract extension with the 22-year-old shortstop.  The "Chicago Tribune" reports the deal is worth 60-million-dollars and includes a six-million signing bonus.  The pact also includes a club option for an eighth season at 16-million, with a one-million-dollar buyout.  The two-time All-Star is hitting .276 with 12 homers and 63 RBI this year.  Last season, Castro became the youngest player to lead the National League in hits with 207 at the age of 21.

>>Floyd Lands On DL

(Baltimore, MD)  --  The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain.  The move is retroactive to August 27th.  The 29-year-old Floyd left his last start on August 26th after two innings with elbow soreness.  Floyd missed time in July due to tendinitis in his right elbow.  Floyd is 9-and-9 with a 4.55 earned run average in 24 starts this season for the White Sox.

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