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Jason Castro | Catcher | #15

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (10) / HOU
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Jason Castro lost his arbitration hearing against the Astros and will make $5 million in 2016.
Castro requested $5.25 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, so it wasn't much of a difference, but the two sides were unable to avoid a hearing. The 28-year-old batted .211 with 11 homers and a .648 OPS over 104 games in 2015. He's going into his final year before free agency. Feb 9 - 1:32 PM

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Jason Castro will have an arbitration hearing with the Astros on Monday afternoon.

And a ruling should come Tuesday. Castro requested a $5.25 million salary for 2016 and was offered $5 million from the Astros' front office when arbitration figures were exchanged in mid-January. Now three arbitrators will choose one of those numbers. Castro, 28, is in his third and final year of arbitration, meaning he can become a free agent next winter.
Feb 8 - 8:20 AM

Jason Castro will require an arbitration hearing, per MLB.com beat reporter Brian McTaggart.

Castro requested $5.25 million and was offered $5 million from the Astros' front office when arbitration figures were exchanged last week. Sometimes it's the smallest gaps that are the hardest to bridge when it comes to these negotiations. Castro missed time with quad and knee injuries in 2015 and wound up batting just .211/.283/.365 in 104 games. This is his final year of arbitration eligibility. The hearing should take place in mid-to-late February.
Jan 21 - 10:02 AM

Jason Castro requested $5.25 million and was offered $5 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

The 28-year-old backstop is in his final year of arbitration after slashing a disappointing .211/.283/.365 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in 2015.
Jan 15 - 6:26 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day off. Max Stassi is behind the dish.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:59:00 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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:09:00 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.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 03:43:00 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.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:22:00 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.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:52:00 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."
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:52:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 04:28:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 04:30:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 01:28:00 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.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Alfredo Gonzalez
1B1Jon Singleton
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Matt Duffy
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Eury Perez
RF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
7Brad Peacock
8Dan Straily
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Michael Feliz
8Dan Straily
9Jandel Gustave
10Daniel Reynolds
11Juan Minaya
12Jake Buchanan