Jason Castro had the cyst on his right knee drained on Tuesday and says it is feeling better. Castro also said he could be back as early as the weekend, but he doesn’t want to push it. The Astros are understandably taking a cautious approach and no timetable has been set for his return.
Castro isn’t the only Astro hurting right now. Robbie Grossman was forced from Tuesday’s game in the 12th inning with a strained right oblique and Matt Dominguez has missed two straight games due to illness.
Grossman told astros.com’s Brian McTaggart:
I’m just day to day, and we’ll see how it goes.
The club brought up Marc Krauss to bolster the outfield while Grossman is out of action. Krauss started at DH in today’s matinee against the Twins, going 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. Brett Wallace moved across the diamond to cover for Dominguez at third in both Tuesday and Wednesday’s games. Marwin Gonzalez could be another option if Matty D needs another day off.
Carlos Corporan is also on the mend and could be returning in the near future. Corporan, who was concussed on August 19th, is feeling better and could be sent on a minor league rehab assignment once he passes the concussion test. With so many of the Astros’ minor league teams in the playoffs, Corporan should have plenty of destinations to choose from. Hopefully we will see him back behind the plate in Houston soon.