Castro signed a one-year, $6.85 million contract with the Angels on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Castro has spent the last three seasons with the Twins, batting .229 with 24 home runs and 80 RBI across 208 games. He'll add a veteran presence behind the dish for the Angels, who will also carry Anthony Bemboom and Max Stassi (hip) into spring training as the top options to start in 2020.
Castro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to Kansas City on Sunday.
Castro got the start behind the plate and connected on a 415-foot solo shot in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old ends the regular season with a .232/.332/.435 slash line along with 13 homers and 30 RBI.
Castro will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Tigers.
Though he'll catch for the third time in four games, Castro still appears to be behind Mitch Garver in the pecking order at the position. Over his appearances in 12 contests in August, Castro slashed a pedestrian .179/.319/.359 while striking out 42.6 percent of the time.
Castro is not in Sunday's lineup against the Indians, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
He will sit for a second game in a row amid a stretch where he is hitting .225 with two home runs in 40 at-bats since the All-Star break. It seems as though Mitch Garver has regained a slight edge in playing time at catcher for the Twins.
Castro is not in Saturday's lineup against the Indians.
He will sit for the seventh time in the last 14 games. Castro is hitting .225 with two home runs in 40 at-bats since the All-Star break. Mitch Garver will start at catcher and hit fifth.
Castro went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-2 loss to Cleveland on Friday.
The veteran backstop has been sluggish at the plate since the All-Star break, slashing .225/.326/.375 over 13 games, but he's starting to find his power stroke again with two homers in his last four starts. On the year, Castro boasts an .824 OPS -- just 11 points shy of his career high from 2013 -- with 12 home runs and 28 RBI.
Castro is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.
He'll sit for back-to-back games while Mitch Garver garners a second straight start behind the dish. Castro has drawn the larger share of catching duties over the past week, but that shouldn't be taken as evidence that he's emerged as the team's true No. 1 backstop. Both Castro and Garver are decent bets to draw at least three starts in seven-game weeks while the two continue to perform effectively at the plate and by most defensive metrics.
Castro isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves.
Castro is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak, but he'll catch a breather Tuesday. Mitch Garver will handle the catching duties and bat fifth with Castro out of the mix.
Castro will start at catcher and bat eighth Monday against the Braves.
The Twins' catching timeshare has mostly tilted in Mitch Garver's direction for the past two months, but Castro may have resurfaced as Option 1A based on his usage lately. Castro, who slugged his 11th home run of the season in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Royals, will enter the lineup for the fourth time in five games Monday. Given that he grades out as a better defensive catcher than Garver and is holding his own at the plate with a .253/.337/.494 batting line (116 wRC+), Castro shouldn't lose out on too much action even if the playing-time arrangement eventually swings back in favor of Garver.
Castro went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Tuesday's 14-12 loss to the Yankees in 10 innings.
After another solid showing at the dish, Castro's OPS now rests at a career-high .851, exceeding his previous best by 16 points. Castro's improved bat and solid defense will keep him in the mix for at least semi-regular work, even though fellow backstop Mitch Garver continues to enjoy a banner campaign of his own.
Castro remains on the bench Thursday against Oakland.
Castro appears to be behind Mitch Garver on the depth chart at the moment, as Garver has started five of the last seven games. The playing-time split remains fairly even overall, however, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Castro back in the lineup Friday.
Castro is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.
Castro has been working in virtually an even split with Mitch Garver of late. Garver will start behind the dish and lead off in this one.
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.
The Twins' timeshare behind the plate has thus far been more harmful to Castro than Mitch Garver since the All-Star break. Castro will sit for the second time in the series while Garver catches for ace righty Jose Berrios.
Castro is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.
Castro went 8-for-15 with two home runs and two doubles in his last four games, but he'll start off the second half on the bench. Mitch Garver takes over behind the plate for the Twins, batting fifth.
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Castro will get a routine maintenance day after starting at catcher in Saturday's 7-4 win and going 2-for-3 with his eighth double of the season and three RBI. Mitch Garver will check in behind the plate for the series finale.
Castro is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.
Castro went 1-for-4 with a strikeout Thursday and returns to the bench for Friday's series opener. Mitch Garver will start behind the plate and bat cleanup as the catching duo continues to see a fairly even split of the starting duties.
Castro is not in Wednesday's lineup against the A's.
He and Mitch Garver continue to have a fairly even split in playing time, yet both players are hitting well enough this season that they remain relevant in most formats despite neither getting the lion's share of starts. Garver will catch and bat second.
Castro went 3-for-4 with a double and two solo home runs in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the A's.
The veteran catcher hadn't homered since June 11, going 4-for-34 (.118) without an extra-base hit in 10 games during that stretch, but Castro broke out in a big way Tuesday. He's now slashing .248/.329/.526 on the year with 10 home runs and 21 RBI in 43 games as he splits work behind the plate with Mitch Garver.
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Castro has turned the Twins' catching situation into more of a timeshare lately, as he drew starts in the first two games of the series while Mitch Garver rested. Given that Castro has only batted .118 over his last 10 games, however, he hasn't made a strong case for cutting much further into Garver's playing time.
Castro is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Top backstop Mitch Garver (heel) is sidelined for a second straight game, but the Twins will turn over catching duties to Willians Astudillo after Castro was behind the dish Friday. Castro recorded a single during the contest, marking just his third hit in 27 at-bats over his last eight starts.
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