Catcher Castro’s return to Houston in five years, $7 million.
Major League Baseball (MLB) veteran catcher Jason Castro will return to the Houston Astros after five years 파워볼사이트
The Associated Press reported on the 22nd (Korea time) that Castro, a free agent, has agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract with Houston. It is heard that the contract also includes an incentive of $2 million.
Castro joined Houston in the 2008 rookie draft as the 10th overall pick in the first round.
Castro, who made his big league debut in Houston in 2010, spent his heyday in Houston.
“Castro, who played for Houston for six seasons until 2016, played in 617 games, batting .232, 62 home runs, and 212 RBIs.” He was also selected as an All-Star in 2013, when he became the starting catcher.
Castro became an FA after the 2016 season and moved to the Minnesota Twins. However, Castro showed disappointment in his three seasons with Minnesota, batting .229 with 24 homers and 80 RBIs in 208 games.
Castro, who played for the Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres in the 2020 season, played only 60 games per team in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), was sluggish with a batting average of 0.188 in 27 games.
Castro is expected to play as a backup catcher after returning to his own team and seeking a comeback. Houston, who was looking for a backup of main catcher Martin Maldonado, chose to reunite with Castro.