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Ramon Castro | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 1 (17) / HOU

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Dodgers released C Ramon Castro.
Castro signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in January. He was 3-for-14 (.214) in the Cactus League. Mon, Mar 18, 2013 12:55:00 PM

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Dodgers signed C Ramon Castro to a minor league contract.

Castro did not play affiliated pro ball in 2012. The 36-year-old owns a .237/.310/.424 career MLB line.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 02:14:00 PM

According to Adam Rubin of, the Mets will not sign free agent catcher Ramon Castro.

The Mets looked into the possibility, but appear prepared to stick it out with either Mike Nickeas or Rob Johnson as Josh Thole's backup. Castro, who played with the Mets from 2005 to May of 2009, batted .235/.307/.456 with four homers and 10 RBI over 75 plate appearances with the White Sox last season before breaking his right hand in July.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 01:36:00 PM

Ramon Castro had the cast and pins removed from his right hand Tuesday at Rush University Medical Center.

Castro suffered a fracture of his right hand and right index finger on June 9. He has begun his rehab, including range of motion exercises, but is unlikely to return until sometime in September. The veteran backstop was batting .235/.307/.456 with four homers and 10 RBI over 75 plate appearances prior to the injury.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 03:18:00 PM

Ramon Castro recently had a follow-up exam on his fractured right hand and index finger and will continue what's expected to be an 8-12 week rehab program.

Castro was originally injured in mid-July when the Twins' Alexi Casilla pulled his bat away on a bunt attempt and the ball struck the catcher on his bare hand. His season is certainly in jeopardy, with a return in mid- to late-September looking like the best-case scenario. Tyler Flowers will continue to back up A.J. Pierzynski.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 08:09:00 PM

White Sox placed C Ramon Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand and index finger.

The White Sox aren't sure yet whether Castro will need surgery, but he'll be sidelined for a while either way. Tyler Flowers has been promoted to serve as A.J. Pierzynski's backup.
Sun, Jul 10, 2011 12:31:00 PM

The White Sox aren't sure yet whether Ramon Castro (hand) will need surgery or how long he’ll be out.

Castro broke his right hand Saturday when the Twins' Alexi Casilla pulled his bat away on a bunt attempt and the ball struck the catcher on his bare hand. ‘‘My knuckle was all the way [into the hand], but they took it out and fixed it,’’ Castro said. ‘‘I called fastball away, and the ball was inside. I moved and forgot to get my hand back behind me. I’ll be back.’’ Manager Ozzie Guillen said Castro could be out "months," but we should have a clearer timetable shortly. He'll be placed on the DL Sunday.
Sun, Jul 10, 2011 09:19:00 AM

Ramon Castro was removed from Saturday's game with a broken right hand.

Castro suffered the injury in the eighth inning while catching a Mark Buehrle pitch. A.J. Pierzynski replaced him behind the plate. Tyler Flowers is expected to replace Castro on the White Sox roster Sunday.
Sat, Jul 9, 2011 06:14:00 PM

White Sox exercised C Ramon Castro's $1.2 million option for 2011.

Castro, 34, had a quality .278/.328/.504 batting line in 2010 with eight homers and 21 RBI in 115 at-bats. He will again operate as Chicago's backup catcher next season, barring some unforeseen change.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 02:19:00 PM

Starting in place of the injured A.J. Pierzynski, Ramon Castro belted a two-run homer against the Orioles on Sunday but the White Sox still lost 4-3.

The homer was his only hit of the game, but Castro is now up to six homers in 72 at-bats to go along with a surprising .306 average. The average is clearly a fluke, but Castro's always had good power for a catcher. It looks like Pierzynski's ankle injury won't be a concern, so Castro will only remain an option in two-catcher AL-only leagues.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 04:24:00 PM

Ramon Castro hit a pair of home runs in Chicago's win over Seattle Thursday.

Both home runs were solo shots, and the veteran backstop also added a single. Castro has dealt with injuries and hasn't played much this year, but he's been very productive when given a shot with a .327 average over 55 at-bats. Given A.J. Pierzynski's problems at the dish, he should probably be playing a bit more.
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 11:31:00 PM

White Sox activated C Ramon Castro from the 15-day disabled list.

Castro has been sidelined since the start of the season by a bruised right heel. Now healthy, he will resume a backup role behind starting catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Donny Lucy has been optioned to Triple-A.
Mon, May 3, 2010 08:20:00 AM

Ramon Castro (heel) went hitless in his second rehab game Wednesday afternoon for Triple-A Charlotte.

Castro, most importantly, caught six full innings and reported no pain in his bruised right heel. He's been on the disabled list since Opening Day and is hoping to return to the White Sox in early May. The 34-year-old backup catcher is 2-for-6 with a home run in his two rehab games.
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 05:46:00 PM

White Sox placed C Ramon Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right heel.

The backup catcher bruised his heel running the bases late in spring training, but this injury will not lead to prospect Tyler Flowers getting a callup. Instead, Donny Lucy will get the call until Castro is healthy.
Sun, Apr 4, 2010 01:53:00 PM

Ramon Castro (calf) could open the season on the disabled list.

Castro hasn't played since bruising his right heel while running the bases last Sunday. Donny Lucy -- not Tyler Flowers -- would make the Opening Day roster if Castro is forced to go on the disabled list.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010 03:56:00 PM

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