Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/22/14
The Houston Astros have watched their catching depth be depleted by injuries recently, as they've lost Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi to concussions. The injury bug continued to feast yesterday, as the team's starter behind the plate, Jason Castro, exited early with a knee injury, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Castro was removed from the game after collecting an RBI single in the second inning. He was initially diagnosed with a sprained right knee, and McTaggart noted that this is the same knee that was surgically repaired in 2011. While knee injuries for catchers can be especially alarming, McTaggart didn't get the sense that the ailment was especially severe due to the fact that Castro was able to leave the ballpark without the aid of crutches or any kind of brace. The Astros are expected to update his condition later today after he is evaluated by a doctor. The timing is awful for Houston as behind Castro they are depending on minor-league veteran Cody Clark. The 31-year-old went 0-for-3 after replacing Castro yesterday, dropping him to 0-for-13 on the season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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