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  1. Astros place Jason Castro on the disabled list, promote Max Stassi

    Aug 29, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Max Stassi will return to the majors as Jason Castro was placed on the disabled list on Saturday.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 24, 2015, 6:21 AM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion and the Blue Jays bash their way back into first place.

  3. Jason Castro launches walk-off homer as Astros complete sweep of Dodgers

    Aug 23, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    Houston Astros Jason Castro is greeted by teammates after his walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the tenth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Houston.  (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

    Jason Castro hit a walk-off homer Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the Dodgers.

  4. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT

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    In a night of several walkoffs — including a walkoff walk — Jason Castro had the biggest, helping Houston complete the sweep of the Angels.

  5. Video: Jason Castro powers Astros past Angels with walk-off three-run homer

    Jul 31, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT

    HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 03:  Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros swings at a pitch in the second inning during their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park on June 3, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    The Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Angels and now hold a two-game lead in the American League West.

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 28, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT

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    The Mets continue to be Amazin’.

  7. The Astros’ Evan Gattis: “Who cares about the strikeouts if you win the World Series?”

    Mar 10, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The Astros are going whiff a whole bunch this year. Does it matter?

  8. Rangers acquire Carlos Corporan from Astros

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Corporan joins Robinson Chirinos as the Rangers’ in-house catching options.

  9. Jason Castro turned down contract extension from Astros

    Nov 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    He’s projected to make around $4 million in 2015.

  10. White Sox interested in Astros catcher Jason Castro

    Nov 11, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

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    He made the All-Star team in 2013, but hit just .222 with a .651 OPS in 126 games this season.

  11. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  12. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT

    Obstruction

    Yet another protested game in a week full of protests. This one isn’t going anywhere, though.

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn’t.

  14. VIDEO: George Springer’s first major league hit

    Apr 16, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Astros outfield prospect George Springer grounded out sharply to shortstop in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday night. In his second trip to the plate, he made it to first base …

  15. GM Jeff Luhnow says Astros “likely to keep” veterans at trade deadline

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    That the Astros are in rebuild mode is no secret. In the past, they had been pawning off veteran players in an effort to usher in a youth movement, but GM Jeff Luhnow says the Astros aren’t likely to be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Jesse Crain and Jerome Williams are eligible to become free…

  16. Indians sign Yan Gomes to six-year, $23 million contract extension

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Indians have signed catcher Yan Gomes to a six-year, $23 million contract extension which includes two option years. The 26-year-old was not eligible for arbitration until after the 2015 season. The contract buys out all three arbitration years and one year of free agency. Per Jon Heyman…

  17. 2014 Preview: Houston Astros

    Mar 26, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Houston Astros. The Big Question: One hundred losses again, right? Depends on how long the Astros keep their prospects on…

  18. Astros hanging on to Jason Castro for now

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Back in January, the Astros avoided arbitration with catcher Jason Castro, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.45 million. Prior to the agreement, there was some speculation that the Astros would sign him to a multi-year extension, buying out all three of his arbitration years and likely at least one year of free agency. If…

  19. Astros may make Jason Castro available

    Jan 5, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Catcher Jason Castro was the Astros’ most productive player throughout the 2013 season but they may make him available in a trade depending on the development of catching prospect Max Stassi and their ability to sign Castro to a contract extension, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Castro, 26, is eligible for arbitration for the…

  20. Jason Castro has surgery to remove cyst from knee

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT

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    Jason Castro was shut down earlier this week due to right knee discomfort and now Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that he underwent a minor procedure today to have a cyst removed. Castro fouled a ball off his knee on September 2 and had the cyst drained one day later, but he only appeared in…

  21. 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…

  22. Astros get good news on Jason Castro’s knee injury

    Sep 3, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Jason Castro exited yesterday’s game with a right knee injury, which was a huge concern considering his lengthy history of knee problems that includes a torn ACL in the same knee two years ago. Fortunately general manager Jeff Luhnow just announced that Castro has been diagnosed with a cyst on the medial side of his…

  23. Brett Oberholtzer becomes first Astro to throw a complete game in 2013

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    24-year-old rookie Brett Oberholtzer blanked the Mariners over nine innings this afternoon, becoming the first Astro to throw a complete game since Jordan Lyles on September 30 last year. Lyles was also the last to throw a shutout. Oberholtzer allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out five. Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma was…

  24. Astros calling up catcher prospect Max Stassi

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Catcher has been one of the Astros’ few strengths this season, as Jason Castro has hit .270 with 14 homers and an .802 OPS to rank among baseball’s best, but with backup Carlos Corporan sidelined by a concussion Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that Houston is calling up catcher prospect Max Stassi. Stassi has hit…

  25. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:05 AM EDT

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    Indians 6, White Sox 5: Living with a Tigers fan is kinda hard sometimes. Like, when you have the Indians-White Sox game on the TV, she wants the Indians to lose, the White Sox blow a two-run lead in the ninth and then Carlos Santana hits a walkoff homer in extras. It’s even more complicated…

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