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Jason Castro | Catcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Stanford
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Jason Castro delivered a two-run single off Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning on Sunday, propelling the Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS.
The Astros bats were completely shut down by Volquez through the first four frames, but they got a rally started in the fifth when Luis Valbuena drew a one-out walk and Chris Carter followed with a double. Castro then fell behind in the count 1-2 before delivering what turned out to be the biggest blow in the game. It's the only hit that the backstop has in 11 at-bats this season, but couldn't have come at a more opportune time and makes him a hero for a day in Houston. Oct 11 - 7:35 PM

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Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day off. Max Stassi is behind the dish.
Sep 23 - 10:59 AM

Jason Castro is absent from the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Castro started three straight games after being activated from the disabled list but will sit out this one. Max Stassi is behind the dish.
Sep 20 - 11:09 AM

Astros activated C Jason Castro from the 15-day disabled list.

Castro wound up missing just shy of three weeks with a strained right quadriceps muscle. He'll return Thursday to a .220/.284/.395 batting line and 11 home runs.
Sep 17 - 3:43 PM

Jason Castro (quad) is hoping to return to the lineup at some point during the series against the Rangers that concludes on Thursday.

Castro worked out again Monday and said it's the best his right quad has felt since he got injured. He's missed more than two weeks of action but it appears he'll be back within the next couple days.
Sep 14 - 5:22 PM

Jason Castro (quad) will rejoin the Astros this weekend in Anaheim.

Castro is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday, although it's unclear if it will happen at that time. He began light running exercises on a treadmill this week and will catch a bullpen session in the next two days. Castro has been out since August 29 with a strained right quad.
Sep 9 - 9:52 AM

Jason Castro (quad) will begin jogging on Monday.

He'll also begin doing some catching drills to test out his injured right quad. Castro's recovery has been going well to this point, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch noted that the club will be "very cautious not to push him too hard."
Sep 6 - 11:52 AM

Jason Castro (quad) has begun range of motion exercises.

That's the first step for Castro, who landed on the disabled list August 29 with a strained right quad. He probably won't be ready for another two or three weeks.
Sep 1 - 4:28 PM

Astros placed C Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

Max Stassi was called up from Triple-A Fresno to take his roster spot. Castro suffered the injury in Friday's loss to Minnesota and will be out until mid-September. Castro has struck out in almost a third of his at-bats this season while slashing .220/.284/.395 with 11 homers and 30 RBI.
Aug 29 - 4:30 PM

Jason Castro was forced to leave Friday's game with a strained right quad.

The issue isn't believed to be serious, but should keep him out of the lineup for a day or two. Expect to see Hank Conger behind the dish on Saturday.
Aug 29 - 1:28 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

Castro hit a walkoff homer in the 10th inning Sunday against the Dodgers, but he'll take a seat Monday versus Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Hank Conger will start behind the plate and bat ninth for Houston.
Aug 24 - 3:57 PM

Jason Castro hit a solo, walk-off home run in the 10th inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

The Astros trailed 2-1 entering the ninth inning, but a Marwin Gonzalez RBI single tied the proceedings to set the stage for Castro's dramatics. An inning later, the catcher stepped up and unloaded on a one-out Chris Hatcher offering for a solo homer to send the fans home happy. He's one of several low-average, decent-power hitters on the Astros, as he's slashing .209/.272/.380 with 10 homers and 30 RBI.
Aug 23 - 6:18 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's matchup against the Athletics.

It's a simple day of rest for the backstop after working behind the dish on Friday night. Hank Conger will start in his place and bat ninth against opposing right-hander Jesse Chavez.
Aug 8 - 1:45 PM

Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Castro unloaded the bases with a four-bagger in the fourth inning against Colby Lewis, bringing the Astros back into the game at 11-7. The catcher has hit safely in seven consecutive games and hit home runs in three of his last four contests. Castro's surge has brought his modest batting line up to .225/.289/.406 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.
Aug 3 - 11:48 PM

Jason Castro blasted a three-run home run on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Astros to victory over the visiting Diamondbacks.

Castro's towering blast came off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa as part of a four-run fourth inning. Unfortunately, that would wind up being the extent of the Astros offense in the ballgame as they would fall in 10 innings. It's the second straight day that the hard-hitting backstop has gone deep, and he's now hitting .216/.282/.381 with nine homers and 25 RBI on the season.
Jul 31 - 11:57 PM