The following December, he received more terrible news when he was forced to undergo yet another round of surgery, this time to remove a bone in his left foot as a result of an injury he had a few weeks earlier in the Arizona Fall League.
In 2012, he was unable to participate in spring training, but he was ready for the start of the season. Except for a month in mid-July to mid-August when his knee condition resurfaced, he spent the entire year with the Astros.
As the team’s primary catcher, he appeared in 87 games and hit .257/.334/.401 with six home runs and 29 RBI.
Prior to June 15-16, 2013, Castro had never hit a home run off a left-handed pitcher in the major leagues. The victims were Chicago White Sox’s John Danks and Matt Thornton, and both home runs were crucial in Astros victories.
He was the Astros’ only representative on the American League All-Star squad, although he did not participate.
He hit .276/.350/.485 with 35 doubles, 18 home runs, and 56 RBI in 120 games that season, all career highs (ditto).
At the time, he appeared to be on the verge of becoming a star, but while his defensive numbers remained strong, his offensive numbers plummeted.
In a career-high 126 games in 2014, he batted .222/.286/.366 with 14 homers and 56 RBI, with an OPS+ of 84. In the following two seasons, Jason stayed at this level.
When Did Jason Castro Come Back To The Astros?
Jason Castro joined the back the Astros in 2021. In 2021, the Astros didn’t have that problem. It was Jason Castro’s first season back in Houston since leaving as a free agent in the summer of 2016. Signed a 2-year deal with the Astros’ first-round pick in 2008