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Jason Castro | Catcher | #21

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 launched his 10th homer of the season as the Twins defeated the Tigers 5-1 in the conclusion of their regular season on Sunday in Minnesota.
Castro's solo shot off of Blaine Hardy ran the Twins' advantage to 4-1 in the sixth inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-3 to raise his final season slash to .242/.333/.388 to go along with the aforementioned 10 bombs and 47 RBI. Oct 1 - 6:50 PM

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Jason Castro went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI as the Twins crushed the Padres 16-0 on Tuesday.

The Twins became the first team in major league history to homer in each of the first seven innings of the game. The breakdown: Brian Dozier (1st), Jorge Polanco (2nd), Castro (3rd), Eddie Rosario (4th), Castro (5th), Eduardo Escobar (6th), Kennys Vargas (7th). They failed to score in the eighth inning, though. Castro's homers gave him nine in 315 at-bats this season.
Sep 12 - 11:51 PM

Twins activated C Jason Castro from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Castro passed concussion protocol on Saturday, clearing the way for his return. He's not in Sunday's lineup but should be back in there Monday. Castro missed a week and a half with post-concussion issues.
Sep 3 - 12:14 PM

Jason Castro has passed concussion protocol and could be activated as soon as Sunday.

It sounds like the Twins are just waiting on the MLBPA to sign off on it. Assuming they do, Castro might return to the lineup Sunday. We'll find out soon.
Sep 3 - 11:43 AM

Jason Castro hopes to be cleared to play after taking a concussion test on Monday.

Castro has gone through full workouts the last two days in anticipation of returning next week. He's been sidelined since Aug. 23 with concussion symptoms.
Sep 2 - 4:33 PM

Jason Castro (concussion) took light swings off a tee on Wednesday.

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press says the Twins are easing Castro back into baseball activities to make sure his concussion symptoms are gone. The catcher has been sidelined since taking two hard foul tips off his mask on August 23. Chris Gimenez will continue to fill in behind the plate for Minnesota.
Aug 31 - 11:43 AM

Jason Castro (concussion) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Castro is eligible to be activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list on Thursday, but that obviously won't happen. "Yesterday was his best day, but I don't believe he's ready yet for baseball activities," Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday evening. "The symptoms are mostly limited to headaches that pop up, which isn't a great sign. We want to make sure those are clear before we put him out there and try to do too much."
Aug 29 - 8:54 PM

Twins placed C Jason Castro on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Castro took two foul tips off his mask during Wednesday's game against the White Sox and was replaced behind the plate by Chris Gimenez before the bottom of the sixth inning. The Twins are optimistic he'll return when first eligible.
Aug 24 - 2:42 PM

Jason Castro left Wednesday's game against the White Sox with concussion-like symptoms.

Castro took two foul-tips to the mask in the contest. He will be reevaluated on Thursday. The Twins should have a more clear idea as to how quickly the backstop will be able to return to action once he is a bit further removed from the initial injury.
Aug 23 - 9:50 PM

Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles and a run scored in Friday's win over the A's.

Castro hit RBI doubles in the fourth and fifth innings. He has been seeing the ball well of late, picking up multiple hits in three of his last six games. The backstop has four doubles in that space. For the season as a whole, Castro is slashing .229/.317/.378 with six homers and 32 RBI across 249 at-bats.
Jul 29 - 2:06 AM

Jason Castro posted a pair of doubles with an RBI in Monday's road loss against the Dodgers.

Castro continues to see regular playing time despite the fact he is still hitting just .223. However, he is showing some signs of life with multi-hit performances in two of his past three outings. Still, he is nothing more than a No. 2 fantasy option in most AL formats.
Jul 25 - 4:28 AM

Jason Castro (neck) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the Twins lineup on Friday.

Castro had been scratched from the finale of the first half due to neck spasms. The 30-year-old backstop is hitting just .219/.311/.363 on the season with six homers and 28 RBI.
Jul 15 - 8:11 AM

Jason Castro was scratched from Sunday's game against the Orioles with neck spasms.

He should be OK after resting over the All-Star break. Chris Gimenez took Castro's spot behind the plate.
Jul 9 - 3:02 PM

Jason Castro drove in three of Minnesota’s four runs Sunday in a win over the Indians.

Castro plated Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar on a second-inning double before adding to his tally with another RBI double in the sixth. That was all the offense the Twins needed in a 4-0 victory. Despite Sunday’s explosion, Castro is still hitting a weak .222 over 180 at-bats this year.
Jun 25 - 8:04 PM

Jason Castro went 4-for-5 and knocked in four runs in the Twins' 20-run outburst Tuesday.

It's Castro's second career four-hit game, the other coming back in 2013 against the A's. He also matched his career high with four RBI. Castro had a fine spring and a nice first week of the regular season, but he's been pretty quiet since. Of course, the Twins didn't really sign him for his bat.
Jun 13 - 11:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Niko Goodrum
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14Buddy Boshers