Jason Castro 15 | Catcher

Houston Astros

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Castro, who started at DH Tuesday and went 1-for-4 at the plate, hopes to be back behind the dish Wednesday, as he deals with an ailing toe, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. "I think it's good enough to at least hit. Squatting, I think, would be a little much," Castro said before Tuesday's game. "We'll see how it responds. If everything goes well today, hopefully I can get back there [Wednesday]." Impact: The Astros aren't loaded with capable bats on the bench, so it makes sense that Castro be in the lineup, even if he isn't healthy enough to catch, so fantasy owners should be in the clear here.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Castro won't catch Tuesday, and instead will get the start at DH as he's still dealing with soreness from getting hit on the toe by a pitch in Saturday's game, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. Impact: It hasn't been a hot start to the season for Castro, as he'll come into Tuesday's game slashing .171/.293/.400, although there's no reason to think he won't turn it around and finish as a top-12 catcher once he gets healthy. At least for now he's healthy enough to make the lineup as a hitter only.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday in the Astros' 6-4 win over the Blue Jays. Impact: Castro's eighth-inning blast off Blue Jays' reliever Esmil Rogers was his second of the season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Castro will DH and hit cleanup in the Astros' series finale Monday against the Angels. Impact: Castro, who suffered a foot contusion last Thursday, will get a break from behind the plate while Carlos Corporan handles the catching duties.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Castro (foot) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Angels. Impact: Castro missed two games with a foot contusion but returned in a big way to help lift the Astros to a 7-4 win. He's hitting .167 over 12 at-bats on the young season thus far.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Castro will return to the lineup from his right foot contusion soon, "if not today [Saturday], then tomorrow [Sunday]," Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports. Impact: Castro sustained two hit by pitches in his first two at-bats Thursday, which sidelined him Friday and left him out of the initial lineup Saturday versus the Angels. Thus, an appearance Saturday would likely be pinch in nature, though it remains to be seen, if he'll be cleared to get in the crouch Sunday. In the meantime, Carlos Corporan will man the backstop for the Astros.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Castro (foot) is expected to catch Sunday. Impact: Castro was expected to return as soon as Saturday, so it's no surprise he should be healthy enough to sit behind the dish Sunday. It would not hurt to check back before the game, though, just in case.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Castro (foot) is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Angels, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. Impact: Castro was hit in the foot not once, but twice Thursday. X-rays were negative, and the 26-year-old said he is not worried about the injury. Carlos Corporan will fill in behind the dish Friday. Castro might need a couple days to let the bruising diminish, but manager Bo Porter said he is likely to avoid the DL.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Castro (foot) wore a walking boot after Thursday's game as a precaution, but said that he'll be fine and he isn't worried about the injury, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Impact: X-rays came back negative and Castro was diagnosed with a foot contusion, so the walking boot probably isn't a major concern. He was hit by two pitches during Thursday's game, but continued playing for a few more innings. Castro is considered day-to-day, and while his presence in Friday's lineup wouldn't be a huge surprise, he played each of the previous three games and may just need a rest anyway.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: X-rays on Castro's right foot came back negative, and the catcher is day-to-day with a foot contusion. Impact: With the X-rays only revealing a contusion, Castro could conceivably play as soon as Friday. He seems likely to return before the end of the weekend, even if he isn't in Friday's lineup.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Castro left Thursday's game after the fifth inning due to discomfort in his right foot/ankle, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Impact: Castro was hit by a pitch in a first inning, then again in the third, but he didn't leave the game until after his third plate appearance, which resulted in a double play. He reportedly suffered the injury on one of the HBPs, and he may have aggravated it while trying to beat out the double play. Carlos Corporan replaced Castro for the top of the sixth inning.(RotoWire, )
Jason Castro
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 216  Age: 26
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 6/18/1987, Castro Valley, California
College: Stanford
Debut: 2010
Salary: $2,450,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury