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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Castro is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.
He's presumably getting a breather. Hank Conger will start behind the plate and bat sixth against Corey Kluber. Jul 7 - 3:50 PM

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Jason Castro went 0-for-3 against the Yankees on Thursday, dropping his average to .217.

Castro has been losing some playing time to Hank Conger of late, though he's still the nominal starter for now. He's hitting .184 with two homers, four RBI and 21 strikeouts this month. Conger is at .324 with two homers, seven RBI and 10 strikeouts in 37 at-bats.
Jun 25 - 10:47 PM

Jason Castro is absent from the Astros' lineup Sunday.

It's simply a day off. Hank Conger is catching in Castro's place.
Jun 14 - 11:40 AM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

He's just receiving some rest. Hank Conger is catching while Castro sits.
Jun 8 - 4:47 PM

Jason Castro hit a solo homer Friday against the Blue Jays.

Castro spoiled Aaron Sanchez's bid for a shutout with his blast to leadoff the ninth inning. The 27-year-old is batting .225 with six home runs and a .700 OPS over 41 games this season.
Jun 5 - 9:48 PM

Jason Castro (knee) is back in the Astros' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Castro took a ball off his right knee Monday, but he only suffered some mild swelling. "Woke up yesterday actually feeling better and then today even better than that," Castro told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday. "So I’m pretty happy with kind of the way it’s going so far based on the way it could've been."
Jun 3 - 5:04 PM

Jason Castro (knee) is available off the bench Tuesday.

Castro didn't start after taking a ball off the right knee on Monday, but he'll be alright. "He's pretty sore," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "He's available, and we avoided sort of the bigger injuries. But he feels as you should when you get hit in the knee by a fastball."
Jun 2 - 8:44 PM

Jason Castro left Monday's game versus the Orioles with a bruised right knee.

Castro was hit by a pitch on the knee in the fifth inning and eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh. The Astros could have more on his status after the game.
Jun 1 - 10:50 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day off. Hank Conger is behind the dish in Castro's place.
May 29 - 4:26 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

He didn't play Saturday, either, but it appears that the 'Stros are just giving Castro some extended rest. Hank Conger is behind the dish for a second straight day.
May 17 - 11:07 AM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

Hank Conger is drawing the start in his place and will bat eighth against opposing right-hander Marco Estrada. Castro should be back in there on Sunday.
May 16 - 3:30 PM

Jason Castro hit his third home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Castro's solo shot in the second inning was one of just two hits the Astros managed against Giants starter Chris Heston in the loss. The catcher is hitting just .224 with a .683 OPS on the year despite having three homers in 25 games.
May 12 - 11:07 PM

Jason Castro went 1-for-4 with a single, the only hit that the Astros managed against the Angels on Sunday.

Castro notched the single in the seventh inning, breaking up Garrett Richards' no-hit bid. The Astros would score a run in that inning when Richards hit Preston Tucker with the bases loaded, but otherwise the team as a whole did nothing offensively. Castro is hitting .220/.293/.354 and limited fantasy upside, though he does have a bit of pop in his bat.
May 10 - 6:43 PM

Jason Castro blasted his first home run of the 2015 campaign in Friday's loss to the Angels.

His solo shot off Jered Weaver in the sixth inning was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. He's off to a strong start at the dish this season, slashing .269/.406/.423, though Friday's homer produced his first RBI on the year.
Apr 17 - 11:40 PM

Astros and C Jason Castro avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Castro was in his second year of arbitration eligibility. He'll serve as the Astros' regular catcher in 2015, assuming he's not traded.
Jan 16 - 1:24 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Collin McHugh
5Lance McCullers
6Vincent Velasquez
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Roberto Hernandez
8Samuel Deduno