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More knee problems end Jason Castro’s season early

Sep 17, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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Astros catcher Jason Castro, who has a long history of knee problems that once threatened his career, has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the injury is officially being called right knee discomfort, but Castro has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the final two weeks. Castro had a cyst removed from the same knee on September 3 and has been limited to just two games since then, both of them as a designated hitter.

It’s an unfortunate way for Castro’s season to end, because he’s established himself as a long-term building block for the Astros by staying healthy enough to play 120 games and hitting .276 with 18 homers, 35 doubles, and an .835 OPS that ranks third among all catchers behind only Joe Mauer and Buster Posey.

  1. Joe - Sep 17, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    What is the benefit of putting somebody on the disabled list at this point of the season? Are there per diems that the team has to pay to players on the active roster that don’t get paid to players on the DL? Anything else?

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