Starlin Castro is on Rick Renteria’s mind.

The relationship between a first-year manager and a two-time All-Star shortstop will be watched closely as this camp unfolds. Underneath the Arizona sunshine, Renteria will be trying to connect with Castro, who’s entering the second season of a seven-year, $60 million contract that makes him a franchise player for the Cubs.

Maybe it was a Freudian slip. It was definitely an honest mistake, which will happen when you have to sit through hundreds of press conferences each year. It was an insightful look at how Renteria can have Castro’s back.

Renteria is still trying to find his voice in front of the cameras. He has a reputation for being an excellent bilingual communicator, though he’s also shown a tendency to ramble a little bit and steer specific questions about particular players into general statements and abstractions.