In the Wild Card Game, Jason went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout for the Twins. In his first 19 games of the season, he was batting .143/.257/.238 with a tear in his meniscus.
Rest would not be enough, and he would need to undergo season-ending surgery.
The following year, he returned to the team and split catching responsibilities with Mitch Garver, appearing in 79 games and going 13 for 33 with 30 RBIs (.232/.332/.435).
The Twins had a bad year in 2018, but they rebounded to win the division, go over 100 games, and set a record for the most home runs ever hit in a season.
He only appeared in one postseason game after Garver, the American League’s Silver Slugger, had displaced him at catcher. The Yankees swept the Twins in the American League Division Series, and Jason did not play a single inning.
After the 2019 season, Castro became a free agent and signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth $6.85 million on January 2, 2020.
During the delayed season, he had a .182 batting average and was traded to the San Diego Padres on August 30th in exchange for pitcher Gerardo Reyes.
With a chance to end a 14-year postseason drought, the Padres were playing well, but the offense was suffering without Austin Hedges and Francisco Mejia, the team’s two primary catchers.
Additionally, the Seattle Mariners traded for Austin Nola, who was expected to split time between the two teams’ catching positions going forward.
What Happened To Jason Castro
Because of MLB’s COVID-19 guidelines, the Houston Astros were forced to remove Jason Castro from their World Series roster before Saturday’s Game 4.
Garrett Stubbs replaced him. Castro was added to the list of people injured as a result of COVID-19.