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Houston Astros place Jason Castro (knee) on 10-day IL

Jun 30, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (18) jogs onto the field before the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 30, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (18) jogs onto the field before the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros placed Jason Castro on the 10-day injured list and recalled fellow catcher Garrett Stubbs from Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday.

Castro is experiencing right knee discomfort and his designation is retroactive to Thursday.

Martin Maldonado is slated to start behind the plate in Sunday’s series finale against the host Texas Rangers.

Castro, 34, is batting .190 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 55 games this season.

Stubbs, 28, has played in nine games with the Astros in 2021, batting .182 (4 for 22) with two RBIs.

–Field Level Media