Here we go again- another year, and another surgery for Astros catcher Jason Castro. On Friday Castro underwent surgery on his left foot and will be sidelined for approximately three months. That means Castro will probably miss the first week or two of Spring Training.
Alyson Footer reports that Castro’s injury is similar to the one suffered by Jeff Keppinger in 2010. Keppinger tried to avoid surgery and wound up missing an extended amount of time. It would appear as though the Astros learned their lesson with Kepp and took a more aggressive treatment plan with their young backstop. Castro apparently suffered the injury in the AFL Championship Game on November 17.
As a result of the injury Humberto Quintero could get more playing time. The Astros recently signed Quintero to a one-year $1 million deal, avoiding arbitration.