Castro is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles. Castro will take a seat after starting five of the last six games for Houston, while regular DH Evan Gattis is called upon to man the backstop. As a result, Yulieski Guerriel will make his MLB debut, serving as the DH for the Astros.
Castro will get game two of the doubleheader off as the Astros face the Twins on Thursday night. Castro started the first game behind the plate, and unsurprisingly, he will be on the bench for the second contest. In his place, Evan Gattis will catch Chris Devenski.
Castro is not in the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Castro is out of the lineup for the second consecutive day as Evan Gattis takes over the catching duties again Friday. The 29-year-old has only managed to collect four hits over his last 10 games in the lineup, and could lose time moving forward as the club puts Gattis into the catcher's position in order to get his bat into the lineup.
Castro is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Toronto. Castro will be out the second straight game as the Astros load the lineup with right-handed bats to face southpaw J.A. Happ. In his place, Evan Gattis will get the start behind the plate, while batting fifth.
Castro is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. This is just a standard day off for Castro, who has started seven of the last eight games for the Astros. Evan Gattis will get the start behind the dish and hit sixth Wednesday. As the Astros continue to add bat-first players to the roster (A.J. Reed, Alex Bregman, Yulieski Gurriel), Gattis may be pushed into more duty behind the plate if the team wants to keep his bat in the lineup.
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