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.
Castro was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Mariners, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Castro was slated to start behind the plate and bat eighth, but he was scratched shortly before first pitch for undisclosed reasons. Anthony Bemboom enters the lineup for the Halos in his place.
Castro is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.
Castro is 2-for-22 with 14 strikeouts in his past eight games, and he'll head to the bench for Saturday's contest. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Halos.
Castro isn't in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Astros.
Castro went 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the first game of the doubleheader, but he'll get a breather for Game 2. Anthony Bemboom will start at catcher in his place.
Castro isn't starting Monday's game against the Astros.
Castro reached base in each of the past two games as he went 1-for-7 with two walks and two strikeouts during that time. However, he'll take a breather Monday with Anthony Bemboom starting behind the plate.
Castro isn't starting Friday against the Athletics.
Castro returned to the starting nine Wednesday after battling neck stiffness, but he'll be on the bench for his second consecutive contest Friday. Max Stassi (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list, which could free up more playing time for Castro in the coming days, but Anthony Bemboom will serve as the starting catcher Friday.
Castro (neck) is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Wednesday at San Francisco, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The 33-year-old was absent from the lineup for the past five games due to neck stiffness, but he'll rejoin the starting nine Wednesday. Castro is off to a strong start in 2020 with an .855 OPS through 41 plate appearances.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/10||vs LAA||L 4-5||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/05||@ NYY||L 3-6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||@ NYY||L 3-7||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ TB||L 4-5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/29||vs SEA||L 0-1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/28||vs SEA||W 7-5||0||0||0||0||1||1||0|
|04/24||vs LAA||W 16-2||4||2||2||0||2||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AAA-Round Rock Express||57||211||31||56||7||0||4||26||32||34||1||1||.265||.365||.355|
|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|