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23-13 8-2 L1
24-14 6-4 L1
16-20 4-6 L1
15-19 5-5 W2
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2022 Batting

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Batting Average
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
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Regular Season .083 0 0 .344 0

Top Jason Castro News

  • Astros' Jason Castro: Starting for resting Maldonado

    Castro will start at catcher and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    No. 1 backstop Martin Maldonado is getting a well-deserved breather after catching each of the last three days, opening the door for Castro to enter the lineup. Through 39 plate appearances on the season, the 34-year-old is slashing .063/.231/.063 with a career-worst 48.7 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Returns to bench

    Castro is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Castro is back on the bench after he made his third start of the season in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Mariners while going 0-for-3 with a walk. He'll likely pick up starts just once or twice per week while top backstop Martin Maldonado is available.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Back in action Saturday

    Castro (undisclosed) is starting Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Castro was "ailing," but he'll return to game action a few days later. He'll start behind the dish and bat sixth against St. Louis.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Out with unspecified issue

    Astros manager Dusty Baker acknowledged Tuesday that Castro is "ailing," though the skipper didn't go into specifics regarding the backstop's recent absence from Grapefruit League games, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Castro hasn't caught in a Grapefruit League game since last Thursday and remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Nationals. Assuming whatever is keeping him off the field isn't a major concern, Castro should be ready to go for Opening Day. He's in line to serve as the primary backup to No. 1 catcher Martin Maldonado, a role that will likely afford Castro anywhere from one to three starts per week.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Out due to COVID-19 protocols

    Castro was removed from Houston's World Series roster due to COVID-19 protocols Saturday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

    Castro has tested positive for the virus, per Mark Berman of Fox 26. The move probably won't have a major impact on Houston's plans, as Castro wasn't slated to see much playing time as the team's backup catcher, a role which will now be filled by Garrett Stubbs. Castro was one of the team's better pinch-hitting options, however, so he'll be at least a modest loss during Game 4 and Game 5 in Atlanta.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Three hits, homer

    Castro went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in an 8-6 loss to Oakland on Friday.

    Castro singled in the second and fourth innings and laced a three-run shot in the eighth to cap a four-run inning for Houston and nearly complete a comeback. The veteran backstop has been hot since being activated from the IL Sep. 17 with a .474/.550/1.000 slash line in 19 at-bats.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Enters for Maldonado

    Castro replaced an injured Martin Maldonado (shoulder) during Wednesday's 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Maldonado injured his left shoulder while making a diving catch off a bunt attempt to end the fourth inning. He stayed in the game to play defense in the fifth but was removed to start the sixth when he was scheduled to bat. Castro, who singled in two at-bats, will start if Maldonado is deemed unavailable for Thursday's series finale.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Tags former team for homer

    Castro went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday in a win over the Angels.

    Facing the team he played for during part of last season, Castro slugged a fifth-inning solo shot to right field to pad an early Astros lead. The long ball was the fifth in what has been an injury-plagued campaign for the veteran backstop. Castro has gone 3-for-9 with two RBI since returning from his latest stint on the IL on Sept. 17.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Activated, starting Friday

    Castro (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

    Castro has been on the injured list since Aug. 29 with right knee discomfort. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday and wound up going 2-for-6 with a pair of walks and a run scored across two games. He should resume serving as Martin Maldonado's backup going forward, but per Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle, he's set to start behind the plate Friday and bat ninth.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Rehab assignment on tap

    Astros manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Castro (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land during the upcoming week, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Baker didn't provide a specific day for the start of Castro's rehab assignment, but the veteran catcher looks like he'll soon be ready to take the next step forward in his recovery program after he caught a bullpen session Sunday. Castro has been on the shelf since Aug. 29 with the right knee injury.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Takes BP

    Castro (knee) was spotted taking part in batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Castro has been taking part in a variety of baseball activities in recent days after landing on the 10-day injured list Aug. 29 with right knee discomfort, but the Astros will likely want to see him catch multiple bullpen sessions and/or simulated games without incident before activating him. Until Castro is ready to go, Garrett Stubbs will serve as the top understudy to No. 1 catcher Martin Maldonado.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Begins activity

    Castro (knee) has started to squat, hit off a tee and run on an anti-gravity treadmill, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The catcher was placed on the injured list Aug. 29.

    Astros general manager James Click remains hopeful that this will be "a very short-term thing," which suggests Castro could return before the end of the regular season. "The returns right now have been very positive," Click said Sunday on the team's pregame radio show. While Castro is unavailable, the Astros have Garrett Stubbs as a backup and added veteran backstop Drew Butera to the organization on a minor-league deal. They also brought catcher Michael Papierski onto its taxi squad for the road trip that ended Sunday in San Diego.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Heads to IL with knee issue

    The Astros placed Castro on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right knee discomfort, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Manager Dusty Baker said prior to Sunday's series finale with the Rangers in Arlington that Castro has already returned to Houston to get his knee examined. Castro didn't appear in the Astros' first two games of their series with Texas, so his injury may have stemmed from his appearance as a defensive replacement in Wednesday's game against the Royals. Houston called up Garrett Stubbs from Triple-A Sugar Land to step in for Castro as the No. 2 catcher behind Martin Maldonado.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Slugs third homer

    Castro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

    Castro tagged Minnesota starter Griffin Jax for a 351-foot bomb in the sixth -- his first homer since April 14 -- to get Houston on the board but failed to do anything else productive at the dish. The veteran backstop has provided quality on-base numbers despite a low average and minimal power with a .196/.339/.333 slash line in 102 at-bats this season.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Picks up start

    Castro will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Castro will get the nod behind the dish in the series finale while No. 1 backstop Martin Maldonado receives a breather for the day game after a night game. Since Maldonado returned from the bereavement list July 5, Castro has picked up only four starts in 18 games.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Starts in place of absent Maldonado

    Castro will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against the Orioles, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Castro could benefit from a short-term spike in his workload after top catcher Martin Maldonado (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday. The 34-year-old backstop is slashing .242/.390/.419 across 79 plate appearances in the first season of his second stint in Houston.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Brought back from IL

    The Astros reinstated Castro (Achilles) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Houston dispatched fellow catcher Garrett Stubbs to Triple-A Sugar Land to clear room on the active roster for Castro, who will step back in as the No. 2 backstop behind Martin Maldonado. After landing on the IL in late May with left Achilles soreness, Castro proved his health by appearing in a pair of rehab games with Sugar Land over the weekend.

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  • Astros' Jason Castro: Rehab assignment coming soon

    Castro (Achilles) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Castro will most likely remain at Sugar Land through the weekend before Houston activates him from the 10-day injured list early next week. Once reinstated, Castro will serve as the Astros' No. 2 catcher behind Martin Maldonado.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Castro Valley, CA
Age: 34
School: Stanford
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: L, R