Catcher Jason Castro has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Astros, sources tell MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart and Mark Feinsand. The deal is pending a physical, and the club has not confirmed.
Castro returns to the team that drafted him 10th overall in 2008 out of Stanford. Castro
Castro returns to the team that drafted him 10th overall in 2008 out of Stanford. Castro began his Major League career with Houston in 2010, and he played there through the ’16 season, when he left in free agency to join the Twins.
A lefty hitter, Castro would be half of a platoon with the right-handed-hitting Martín Maldonado, who played 47 games for the Astros in 2020.
Castro played 27 games for the Angels and Padres in 2020, hitting .188 in 80 at-bats. In six seasons with Houston, Castro slashed .232/.309/.390 with 62 homers and 212 RBIs while earning his lone All-Star selection in ’13.