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15 Jason Castro C
Height/Weight: 6-3/216 | Birthdate: 6/18/1987 | Birthplace: Castro Valley, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Houston | College: Stanford | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $496,600 | Owned/Started%: 44/31 | Average Draft Position: 191.69
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Astros tender seven arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Astros have tendered contracts to all seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline, reports the Houston Chronicle. Those players were: Catchers Jason Castro, Carlos Corporan and Hank Conger, outfielder Dexter Fowler, reliever Tony Sipp, designated hitter Chris Carter and shortstop Marwin Gonzalez.

Report: Tigers contact Astros about catcher trade, talks already over


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Tigers have had preliminary talks with the Astros about a potential trade involving a catcher, according to FOX Sports reporter Jon Morosi. Houston appears willing to trade Jason Castro, Carlos Corporan or Hank Conger.

However, it appears the talks between the two teams are over, as the Tigers have moved on, a source told MLB.com. The talks were believed to be centered around a deal involving Corporan.


Report: Astros might be willing to listen to trade offers for Jason Castro


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) With the recent acquisition of Hank Conger, the Astros could be willing to listen to trade offers for catcher Jason Castro, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. The 27-year-old Castro hit .222 in 2014, but he did have 14 home runs, 21 doubles and 56 RBI in a career-high 126 games.

Jason Castro belts a grand slam Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro belted a grand slam Thursday against the Rangers.

Castro struck in the bottom of the fifth inning. With the bases loaded, he sent a 96 mph fastball out to right for the grand slam. Castro also singled and walked earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and four RBI.


Jason Castro connects for second August home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro homered during a losing effort Saturday at Boston. He went 2 for 3 with two walks and one run in a 10-7 loss.

Castro connected for a solo home run off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the ninth inning. It was his 12th home run and second in August. 

Castro is batting .275 with a .450 slugging percentage, .783 OPS, two doubles, four home runs, nine RBI and 11 runs in his last 20 games.


Jason Castro absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Bo Porter has given Astros catcher Jason Castro the Wednesday night game against Philadelphia off. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games.

Castro has 106 strikeouts in 339 at-bats this season, but has also driven in 43 runs.


Jason Castro parks 11th HR during 8-2 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro connected for his 11th home run and third in seven games during an 8-2 win Saturday against the Blue Jays. He finished 3 for 4 with two RBI.

Castro connected for a two-run homer off Brett Cecil in the eighth inning after collecting singles in the first and fifth innings.

Since July 1, Castro is batting .295 with a .526 slugging percentage, .838 OPS, one triple, four doubles, four home runs, nine runs and 11 RBI in his last 19 games.


Jason Castro slugs ninth home run Saturday vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro went 2 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-3 loss to the Marlins Saturday.

Castro gave his team a brief 2-1 lead in the first inning before the Marlins went back on top for good in the second. The catcher has managed to go 5 for 13 with a pair of extra-base hits over his last three games. He has hit .229/.298/.382 with nine home runs and 38 RBI in 306 at-bats.


Jason Castro shows some pop


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro hit a two-run homer and tripled in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox. Castro has eight homers and 36 RBI in 277 at-bats. The homer was his first since June 27, and the triple was his second this year.

Jason Castro returns after three games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro returned from a three-game absence due to discomfort in his left arm for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro is in the starting lineup behind the plate and batting second for the start of the weekend series before the All-Star break. 


Jason Castro sidelined yet again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro is out of the lineup for the third straight game Wednesday against the Rangers, as he continues to deal with discomfort in his left armpit.

The exact nature of the injury is still not known, as Castro remains day to day moving forward. 


Jason Castro a no-go for Tuesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Pain in the left armpit area has Astros catcher Jason Castro sidelined for the Tuesday night game in Texas. He was out Monday as well. He has reported that he feels better and could pinch-hit.

Castro will return on a four-game hitting streak. He has seven hits in his last 17 at-bats.


Jason Castro dealing with discomfort in armpit area


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro was held out of the starting lineup Monday against the Rangers due to undiagnosed discomfort in left armpit area, MLB.com reports. According to the report, he is scheduled to visit a doctor, which leaves his status up in the air for Tuesday's game against Texas,

Jason Castro absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro will be catching a break rather than baseballs Wednesday against visiting Seattle. He is out of the lineup in favor of Carlos Corporan.

Castro has been slumping a bit recently with three hits in his last 21 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 14


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/29/2014) Planning to start Jason Castro, Kendrys Morales, Gordon Beckham, Matt Dominguez, Jean Segura or Torii Hunter in Fantasy Week 14 (June 30-July 6)? You may want to think twice about that.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


A turnaround might not be coming for Jason Castro


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) I'm about done with hoping Astros starting catcher Jason Castro is going to bounce back.

His contact rate is at an all-time low 71.1 percent and his swinging strike rate is at a career-high 13.5 percent, per FanGraphs.com. His strikeout percentage (SO/PA) is also at a career-high 29.7 percent, and his walk rate is at a career-low 7.1 percent.

Perhaps you could subscribe to the theory that this makes Castro an ideal buy-low candidate since he has plenty of room to get back to the norm. Well, I was there about a month ago and Castro isn't showing any signs of turning this around. I will only start to feel confident in Castro heating up if his contact rate starts to increase.

For the time being, I bumped Castro down to 17th in the catcher rankings. If Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is available in your league, I would consider dropping Castro to add him. I'm even warming up to the idea of dropping Castro for Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, who might strike out a lot but he's at least showing he has more power than Castro.


Jason Castro will DH through knee soreness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro was in the lineup Saturday, but as a designated hitter, after he fouled a ball off his left knee Friday.

He was replaced by Carlos Corporan behind the plate Saturday against the Rays, and MLB.com reports the same configuration will be in place Sunday as well. Castro took batting practice Saturday and had no problem, but acknowledged that it bothered him when he tried to catch.

"It really only bothers me to squat," he said. "I've been dealing with some stuff here and there. That's just catching, though. If it's not one thing, it's something else, it seems like. The good thing is I haven't been getting hit by pitches as much at the plate. So that's always nice, not having to deal with that and the stuff from catching."

Castro will get three days off from catching duties with the Astros off Monday, but this is not expected to keep him out of the lineup. 


Hitters to start in Week 9


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/24/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 9 (May 26-June 1)? You may just find one in Jason Castro, Adam LaRoche, Gordon Beckham, Trevor Plouffe, Jimmy Rollins or Curtis Granderson.

Find out why in my latest Start and Sit Hitters column.


Jason Castro smacks three-run home run vs. White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro went deep for his sixth home run of the season Saturday afternoon against the White Sox.

Castro unleashed a three-run home run off starter Hector Noesi in the opening frame. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI in a 6-5 victory. He is hitting .216 with 21 RBI in 134 at-bats.

Jason Castro leads the way with three-run blast vs. O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro made his lone hit of the afternoon count on Sunday, launching his fifth home run of the season in a 5-2 victory over the Orioles in Baltimore.

In his second game back from a left arm contusion, Castro took starter Chris Tillman deep for a three-run home run in the opening frame, which proved to be the difference. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI. He is hitting .214 with five homers and 17 RBI in 117 at-bats.

Jason Castro back in lineup for Houston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro has returned to the lineup and is behind the plate after missing two games with a left arm contusion. He will play Saturday night in Baltimore.

Castro has been a disappointment in 2014 with a stat line of .215/.315/.374 stat line that pales in comparison to what he achieved last season. He has just five hits in his last 28 at-bats.


Jason Castro dealing with bruised forearm


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014)  Astros catcher Jason Castro is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, due to a contusion on his left forearm.

Castro suffered the injury when he was hit on a backswing during the team's previous series in Detroit. He is day to day moving forward at this point. 


Jason Castro sitting Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Carlos Corporan will get the nod behind the plate. It's a routine day off for Castro. He should return to the lineup Friday. Castro is hitting .215 in 107 at-bats. 


Jason Castro slugs fourth homer in defeat of Mariners


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Catcher Jason Castro brought some spark Tuesday night to an Astros lineup filled with players hanging around the Mendoza Line.

Castro helped Houston to its second straight win in Seattle with a two-run homer in the first inning and added a single and run scored in the eighth. He now has four home runs and nine RBI on the year, but has fanned 17 times in just 61 at-bats.


Jason Castro limited to DH duty Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro is dealing with lingering soreness in his right foot following a hit by pitch over the weekend, and was limited to designated hitting in Tuesday's series opener against the Royals.

"It's feeling better, but it's not 100 percent," Castro told MLB.com Tuesday. "I think it's good enough to at least hit. Squatting, I think, would be a little much. Hopefully I'll kind of ease into some stuff today and then possibly by [Wednesday] I should be back there. We'll see how it responds. If everything goes well today, hopefully I can get back there [Wednesday]."

The foot didn't seem to bother him much in the batter's box Tuesday, as he went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts. He has been cold to open the season, hitting .179/.289/.385 in 11 games this season.