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.
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.
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.
Castro (Achilles) did some on-field work before Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
This is the first time Castro has done such work since landing on the injured list May 28, and he plans to catch a bullpen Sunday. Though the catcher is not yet ready to return, it does appear optimistic he'll be activated fairly soon.
Castro was placed on the 10-day injured list with left Achilles soreness Friday, retroactive to May 25, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Castro hadn't started in either of the last two games, but he was apparently dealing with an injury that will now force him to miss additional time. Catcher Garrett Stubbs was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land and should serve as a backup option behind Martin Maldonado.
Castro went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 7-5 extra-inning loss to Texas.
Castro gave Martin Maldonado a breather Friday. The 33-year-old Maldonado has appeared in 33 of 45 games this season, as the catching split has heavily tilted his way. This was Castro's first start in seven games.
Castro filled in for an injured Martin Maldonado (shoulder) during Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees. He had a hit in his lone at-bat.
Maldonado was removed from the game after a collision with Rougned Odor at home plate in the sixth inning. The catcher suffered a bruised trapezius muscle but tested negative for concussion. Maldonado avoided serious injury, but he will sit out Wednesday's contest, which means Castro will start.
Castro is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Castro had picked up five straight starts behind the plate to close out last week, but he'll return to the No. 2 role for the foreseeable future after top catcher Martin Maldonado was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday. Maldonado also came to terms Wednesday with the Astros on a one-year, $5 million extension, which seemingly signals that he'll remain a higher priority for the organization than Castro.
Castro went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers.
Castro got the Astros on the board in the fifth inning with his second home run of the season. He entered the starting lineup after the Astros added top backstop Martin Maldonado to the COVID-19 injury list. Castro should get the majority of the catcher at-bats as long as Maldonado is sidelined; Garrett Stubbs, who was called up Wednesday, will back him up.
Castro went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a pair of runs scored in Sunday's win over the Athletics.
Castro gave his team a two-run lead with a homer off Sean Manaea in the second inning. He later reached on a fielder's choice in the sixth and came around to score. It was a strong start to the season for the veteran catcher, who was making his season debut in the Astros' fourth game of the year.
Castro (oblique) will start at catcher and will bat fifth Tuesday in the Astros' Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Castro will rejoin the Astros' spring lineup for the first time in two weeks after making a full recovery from a minor oblique strain. The 33-year-old is expected to fill the smaller side of a timeshare at catcher with Martin Maldonado this season.
Manager Dusty Baker said Castro (oblique) will rejoin the Astros for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Chandler Rome of Houston Chronicle reports.
For the first time all spring, Houston should have all position players on its likely Opening Day roster available with Castro and Alex Bregman (hamstring) set to return from injuries. Unlike Bregman, Castro has already made his Grapefruit League debut, but the veteran catcher hadn't played since March 2 due to a strained oblique. Castro is slated to form a catching tandem this season with Martin Maldonado, with the playing-time distribution likely tilting in the latter's favor.
Castro hasn't played in a Grapefruit League game since March 2 due to an oblique strain, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 33-year-old was able to get back on the practice field Wednesday. Castro still has a few weeks to recover and prepare for the start of the regular season.
Castro agreed Thursday with the Astros on a two-year, $7 million contract, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After stops with the Twins, Angels and Padres across the last four seasons, Castro will return to the organization that made him a first-round selection in the 2008 first-year player draft. According to Jake Kaplan of The Athletic, Houston is planning to deploy Castro as its No. 2 catcher behind defensive stalwart Martin Maldonado, with Kaplan estimating that the latter will garner about 60 or 65 percent of the starts. If that prediction holds true, Castro likely wouldn't have much fantasy value outside of AL-only leagues, despite possessing the better bat of the two backstops in recent years.
Castro (jaw) will catch and bat ninth in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Castro left the final game of the regular season with a sprained jaw and hasn't played since. Whether that was due to the injury or simply because the Padres preferred Austin Nola as the everyday catcher isn't entirely clear.
Castro was diagnosed with a sprained jaw but should be ready for Wednesday's contest, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Castro left Sunday's regular-season finale after taking a foul tip off the face mask, and he's dealing with a jaw injury. Manager Jayce Tingler said that he should be ready for Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series, but the team will need to see how he recovers prior to determining his status.
Castro left Sunday's game against the Giants in the bottom of the sixth inning with an apparent injury, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Castro took a foul ball off his face mask and left the game after some discussion with the trainer. The severity of his injury isn't yet known, but his availability as catching depth for the AL Wild Card Series is now in question.
Castro went 1-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI in a victory versus the Angels on Wednesday.
Though the Padres ultimately won the game by seven runs, it was a tight affair most of the way. Castro played a key role in turning the tide in the Padres' direction, striking a two-run double in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie. The hit was the backstop's first since the Angels traded him to San Diego on Sunday.
Castro was acquired by the Padres from the Angels on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The writing was on the wall when Castro was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup, and discussions apparently progressed quickly from there. The trade return remains unclear, but it will need to be a player or players in the Padres' 60-player pool, a player to be named later or cash considerations. Castro has a .708 OPS in 18 games and should operate as the Friars' primary backstop once he officially joins the team.
Castro was a late scratch for Sunday's game against the Mariners due to ongoing trade discussions, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
No agreement has been reached, but the Angels will play it safe and keep Castro on the bench ahead of Monday's trade deadline. The Padres appear to be the current favorites for a potential deal. Anthony Bemboom is starting in his place Sunday and would be in line for an increased role if a trade is completed.
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|07/18||@ CHW||L 0-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/17||@ CHW||L 1-10||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/11||vs NYY||W 8-7||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|07/09||vs NYY||L 0-4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/08||vs OAK||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|07/04||@ CLE||W 4-3||3||0||1||0||0||2||0|
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|2012||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||3||5||1||4||2||0||0||0||2||--||0||0||.800||.857||1.200|
|2012||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||4||13||1||6||1||0||1||2||2||1||0||0||.462||.533||.769|