Found September 20, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jason Castro
TEAMS: Houston Astros
After battling knee problems all season and eventually being diagnosed with a cyst, Jason Castro is finally having surgery.  He had his season shut down a couple of days ago, and now the Houston Astros' catcher will have the cyst removed in hopes of avoiding future issues. According to Brian McTaggart of, Castro is expected to be able to start his normal offseason workout program when the time comes.  The surgery should not sideline him long enough to delay the offseason work he normally puts in.  With the cyst gone, the Astros and Castro hope he will be able to return completely healthy next season. Castro had a nice season for the Astros this year.  It could be his coming out party if he can keep the production level up going forward.  Castro made his first All-Star Game this year.  He hit .276/.350/.485 with 18 home runs.  By far, Castro was one of the best players for Houston this season.  He will be an important part of the team going forward - if he can stay on the field. The Astros will need all the help they can get if they are ever to turn things around.  This season is already one guaranteed to have more than 100 losses.  The Astros are currently 51-102. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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