The Astros placed short stop Jed Lowrie and catcher Jason Castro on the DL on Sunday.
Lowrie was injured during a collision at second base in the third inning of Houston’s 12-inning 3-2 loss to San Francisco on Saturday. Lowrie suffered a sprained right ankle and damaged a nerve in his right leg.
Castro has been bothered by soreness in his right leg, the same one he had surgery on in March 2011. Astros manager Brad Mills had hoped Castro could avoid the DL and previously talked about the possibility of putting him in the lineup Sunday before the team decided to make the move, which was dated to July 8 when was originally injured. The Astros called up Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Corporan to replace these two.
Me being a big fan of both Jason Castro and Jed Lowire, this hurt. If Jed Lowrie can return soon, that would be huge. If you saw the injury, you know the leg does not bend like it did. It hurt just to watch.
Jason Castro’s injury doesn’t really surprise. I expected some soreness at some point in the season. I know what it’s like to have a knee injury like that, it’s tough to come back from. He’s done very well with it and had played the entire season. I think he’ll be back as soon as possible, but keep an eye on Lowrie.
Kyle Weiland, who was hurt earlier in the year, was placed on the 60 day DL and is not expected to return this year.