Castro has meniscus tear, surgery likely

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, Last Updated: 10:29 PM ET

KISSIMMEE, FL - Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro was diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee on Thursday, just one day after leaving an exhibition game while trying to beat out a ground ball.

Castro sustained the injury in the seventh inning of the Astros' 6-3 win over Detroit on Wednesday, which was termed as a sprained knee at the time.

Team medical director Dr. David Lintner examined Castro and manager Brad Mills said surgery was likely with no timetable for recovery.

Selected 10th overall by the Astros in the 2008 draft, Castro hit .205 with two homers and eight RBI in 67 games as a rookie last season.


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