Rookies bright spot in a dark season

Sparking Cubs back into contention tall order for youngsters Castro and Colvin

Updated: July 26, 2010, 10:01 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro's debut in May remains one of the few indelible moments of a typically Cubbish season.

You don't see a 20-year-old kid introduce himself to the majors with a three-run homer and a three-run triple very often. Or ever.

While Castro's unreal entrée was short-lived and he couldn't immediately spark the Cubs into relevance -- he's a shortstop, not a miracle worker -- he has improved as the season has gone on, maturing from phenom to mainstay. ...

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