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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%: 46/30 | Average Draft Position: 191.90
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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.


Jason Castro goes yard in win over Toronto


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro launched his second home run and enjoyed his first multi-game of the season Thursday night against Toronto.

Castro took Esmil Rogers deep for a solo shot in the eighth inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting just .179 (5 for 28) with two home runs and four RBI this season.

Jason Castro back from two-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro made his return to the lineup Sunday against the Angels after missing two games with a foot injury. Castro is batting .125 (1 for 8) with one RBI through three games.

Jason Castro slated to return Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro is expected back in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Castro has been sidelined since being hit by a pitch on Thursday. He has just one hit in his first eight at-bats.

Jason Castro still sidelined with foot ailment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro is day-to-day with a foot injury. Saturday was not his day.

Castro, who was wearing a protective boot Thursday, will not be in the lineup for the game against the Angels. His absence continues a tough start of the season for Castro, who has just one hit in eight at-bats.


Jason Castro not concerned about foot injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro was wearing a boot on his foot after leaving Thursday's game, but admitted it wasn't much of a concern.

"That was just precautionary last night, just to let it calm down a little bit," Castro told MLB.com before sitting out Friday's game. "It's been better today. Been getting treatment. Once the swelling gets out of there, I should be ready to go. We'll see how it responds to the treatment, but I'm pretty optimistic."

Castro thinks he could play as soon as Saturday, though admitted he is truly day to day as he continues to recover.

"It's about as day-to-day as you can get," Castro said. "If I wake up [Saturday] and it's feeling good, I could get other there tomorrow."


Jason Castro can't start Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup for Friday against the Angels, after leaving the team's previous game with a foot injury. He remains day to day moving forward, but is dealing with swelling in the ankle and foot area. 

Jason Castro out Friday with foot injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Castro is dealing with a foot injury, and was considered questionable entering the day. He left Thursday's game after being hit by a pitch.


Jason Castro leaves after two HBP


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Astros catcher Jason Castro left Thursday's game against the Yankees after his second hit by pitch, with discomfort in his right foot.

Castro actually remained in the game after being hit by the second pitch, but left in the fifth inning after grounding into a double play. He was diagnosed with discomfort in his right foot and ankle, and will be evaluated following the game to determine his status moving forward. 


Robbie Grossman to bat second, Jose Altuve cleanup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Outfielder Robbie Grossman has used his penchant for a high on-base percentage to land the second spot in the Astros lineup. Jose Altuve had been slated for that spot heading into spring training, but he will bat cleanup behind catcher Jason Castro.

Grossman posted a .381 OBP throughout his minor league career and managed a .351 mark in that department after his second callup by Houston last season.