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Castro takes BP for first time since March 2

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MESA, Ariz. -- Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, sidelined since March 2 with a strained right hamstring, took batting practice on Tuesday for the first time and said he was running at "90 percent."

Castro, who missed two weeks last spring with a strained left hamstring, did some running but did not run the bases.

"Not the bases -- I just did some turning, straight line [running], and I feel pretty good," Castro said.

Is he 100 percent healthy?

"Almost," Castro said. "We ran like 90 percent today."

He's been able to push off with his right leg without any problem.

"I did all of the workout -- take ground balls, throw to first, backhand, and everything feels well," he said.

The Cubs have less than two weeks remaining of Spring Training. Does he have a date set for when he'll get in a Cactus League game?

"I don't have a special day," Castro said. "We're getting close."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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