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Jason Castro | Catcher | #15

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (10) / HOU
Contract: view contract details
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Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two walks versus the Twins on Wednesday.
Castro was hitting .175/.299/.263 with no homers through Monday's action. Now he has two homers in two days, and he's upped his RBI total from two to seven. May 5 - 12:05 AM

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Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

He's just getting some rest. Erik Kratz is behind the plate in Castro's place.
Apr 22 - 4:09 PM

Jason Castro is out of the Astros' lineup Thursday.

Erik Kratz will start at catcher and bat ninth versus Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Castro is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts through two games this season.
Apr 7 - 1:15 PM

Jason Castro went 2-for-2 with a homer and a walk Sunday versus the Astros.

The Astros seem to think an awful lot of Castro, but they did reportedly make a play for Jonathan Lucroy over the winter. Since that failed, Castro remains the unquestioned starter. They are looking to pick up a backup for him prior to Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 4:37 PM

Jason Castro admitted Sunday that he worked hard to make mechanical adjustments to his swing over the winter.

The goal for Castro is to get his bat into the hitting zone sooner, a change that hitting coach Dave Hudgens suggested during a disappointing 2015 season that saw Castro hit just .211/.283/.365 with 11 homers and 31 RBI. Castro noted that the change allows him to cover much more of the plate and provides him a higher margin of error. Entering the final year of his contract, Castro makes for an intriguing late-round option on two-catcher formats.
Feb 21 - 10:19 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have discussed a two-year deal and a three-year deal plus an option with Jason Castro this winter.

Obviously neither proposal worked, and the two sides wound up going to an arbitration hearing last week (the Astros won and will pay Castro $5 million in 2016). The fact that a hearing was needed despite just a $250,000 difference in figures would seem to indicate that a long-term contract isn't in the cards anytime soon. Castro is slated for free agency after 2016.
Feb 14 - 10:36 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski