Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Castro will take a seat for the second time in the series with the Mariners bringing a left-handed starting pitcher (Yusei Kikuchi) to the hill. Willians Astudillo will handle the catching duties for the Twins, working in a battery with Kyle Gibson.
Castro went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a victory over Seattle on Thursday. Castro kicked off an 11-run outburst for Minnesota with a solo shot in the third and later drove home another tally on a fielder's choice and error that contributed to a seven-run fourth inning. Since returning from a three-game absence due to an elbow injury, Castro has slugged three homers and driven in five runs. He is tied for fifth among all catchers with seven homers on the season.
Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in his first game back from an elbow injury Saturday against the Rays. Castro had been out of action since Monday, but he looked healthy in his return to action in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. His home run -- his fifth of the season -- came in the sixth inning off Spencer Turnbull. He should resume a relatively even split with Mitch Garver behind the plate now that he's healthy.
Castro (elbow) is healthy but not starting Friday's game against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Castro had to leave Monday's matchup with an elbow injury, and even though he's been out of the lineup since then, he'll be available off the bench Friday. Expect the 31-year-old backstop to rejoin the starting nine sometime over the weekend.
Castro (elbow) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Castro has been held out of the lineup since leaving Monday's game with a bruised right elbow. Mitch Garver receives another start behind the plate while Castro should continue to be considered day-to-day.
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