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• Starlin Castro won't be getting a day off with three games remaining. On Monday, Castro tied the single-season franchise mark of 160 games played at shortstop, set by Ivan DeJesus in both 1978 and 1979.

Monday's game also was Castro's 159th start at shortstop this year, surpassing the single-season franchise mark of 158 starts set by DeJesus (1978) and Don Kessinger (1968). Castro will try to become the first player in franchise history to play in all 162 games at shortstop.

"At this point now, you get your rest during the winter," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "At this point, there's no reason to rest anybody for any reason. We still have a goal to get to, too."

The Cubs' goal is to avoid 100 losses. Castro's is to play 162 games. He could be the first Cubs infielder to make at least 161 starts at a single position since Bill Buckner at first base in 1982. The last Cubs infielder to appear in all 162 games was Ron Santo in 1968.

• Pitcher Nick Struck and infielder Logan Watkins were honored before Monday's game as the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year. Struck was 14-10 with a 3.18 ERA in 28 games (26 starts) for Double-A Tennessee. He struck out 123 and walked 44 over 155 2/3 innings. Watkins batted .281 with nine home runs, 20 doubles, 11 triples for Tennessee.

• Starlin Castro won't be getting a day off with three games remaining. On Monday, Castro tied the single-season franchise mark of 160 games played at shortstop, set by Ivan DeJesus in both 1978 and 1979.

Monday's game also was Castro's 159th start at shortstop this year, surpassing the single-season franchise mark of 158 starts set by DeJesus (1978) and Don Kessinger (1968). Castro will try to become the first player in franchise history to play in all 162 games at shortstop.

"At this point now, you get your rest during the winter," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "At this point, there's no reason to rest anybody for any reason. We still have a goal to get to, too."

The Cubs' goal is to avoid 100 losses. Castro's is to play 162 games. He could be the first Cubs infielder to make at least 161 starts at a single position since Bill Buckner at first base in 1982. The last Cubs infielder to appear in all 162 games was Ron Santo in 1968.

• Pitcher Nick Struck and infielder Logan Watkins were honored before Monday's game as the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year. Struck was 14-10 with a 3.18 ERA in 28 games (26 starts) for Double-A Tennessee. He struck out 123 and walked 44 over 155 2/3 innings. Watkins batted .281 with nine home runs, 20 doubles, 11 triples for Tennessee.