|Nov. 30 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year contract worth $24.5 million.
Analysis: The deal was agreed to last week and finalized Wednesday. Castro will make $8.5 million in 2017, $8 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. He became a free agent after six seasons with the Astros, hitting .232 with 114 doubles, 62 home runs, 212 RBIs and 215 walks in 617 career games. The left-handed batter hit .210 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs last year.
|Sep. 24 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET1:00 ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST12:30 AM VEN9:00 UAE12:00 AM CT-Castro had a pair of hits Friday in a 10-6 loss to the Angels as he tries to shake a slump.
Analysis: Even with those two hits, Castro is just 5 for 28 (.179) with one RBI in his last 12 games.
|Sep. 6 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET23:08 ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST10:38 PM VEN7:08 UAE (+1)10:08 PM CT-Manager A.J. Hinch said Castro will start the last two contests of the Cleveland series, Wednesday and Thursday.
Analysis: Castro, who missed two games with a bruised knee, is 7 for 21 with two homers and six RBIs in his last seven contests.
|Aug. 11 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT-Castro stepped up with three hits and two runs scored in Thursday's 15-7 win over the Twins.
Analysis: Castro had been 3 for 31 with 13 strikeouts over his previous 11 games. He still isn't much of a fantasy option at this point.
|May 10 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET21:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST8:46 PM VEN5:16 UAE (+1)8:16 PM CT-Castro was put on the paternity list.
Analysis: He's likely to miss three games.
|May 5 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Castro rocked the fantasy world Wednesday.
Analysis: Castro homered and knocked in four runs in a complete fantasy effort. He's a .210 hitter so he got lucky.
|Feb. 8 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET21:06 ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST9:36 PM VEN6:06 UAE (+1)8:06 PM CT-Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year.
Analysis: Castro was awarded $5 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham , who heard arguments a day earlier. Castro had asked for a raise from $4 million to $5.25 million. The 28-year-old was an All-Star in 2013. He hit .211 last season, his lowest average since his rookie season in 2010, and had 11 homers and 31 RBIs. He made 102 starts at catcher and threw out 36 percent (24 of 66) of runners attempting to steal.