Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said that he is not looking to trade Starlin Castro.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Thursday that the Cubs have made everyone outside of Jeff Samardzija available for trade, but Epstein said Castro is not on the table. “Starlin Castro is the type of player we’re looking to build around,” said Epstein. “There has been no trade consideration with him, whatsoever.” Epstein also said that he doesn’t believe in any player being untouchable, but that there are certain core pieces that you would have to be blown away to move. It’s fair to say Castro qualifies as one of those pieces.