The Astros were hoping to not have to place Jason Castro on the disabled list until September call ups on Tuesday. But, Castro's quad is tender enough that wouldn't be able to help even in extreme situations. Today, the Astros placed Castro on 15-day disabled list and recalled Max Stassi from Triple A Fresno.
#Astros officially recall C Max Stassi and place C Jason Castro on the 15-day DL. Stassi will join the club tonight in Minnesota.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 29, 2015
Castro was injured in the 5th inning during Friday's game as he hit a double. He came up lame rounding first and left the game their after. He was diagnosed with right quad strain.
Stattis is batting .211 (62x294) with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games with Triple A Fresno.
Carlos Correa is sitting out for his third straight game on Saturday, nursing a sore hamstring. Manager A.J. Hinch said he may not appear in Minnesota at all, reported the Houston Chronicle's Jesus Ortiz.