Skip to main content

Reports: Twins to sign free agent catcher Jason Castro

Twins find a catcher in free agency.

It looks like the Minnesota Twins have addressed one of their biggest needs during free agency.

According to multiple reports, the Twins have agreed on a three-year contract with free agent catcher Jason Castro.

Castro would be the first acquisition for new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and GM Thad Levine.

Castro, 29, was highly sought after. In addition to the Twins, the Braves and Tampa Bay Rays were also reportedly very interested.

MLBTradeRumors noted that he had received multiple three-year contract offers.

Castro is a lifetime .232 hitter with 62 career home runs. He is coming off his least productive year, hitting just .210 with 11 home runs last season.

According to the Pioneer Press, the Twins were interested in a defensive-type catcher. Castro would fit that mode. He is regarded as a superior pitch framer.

The Twins needed to do something behind the plate. Kurt Suzuki is a free agent and they waived Juan Centeno. That left only light-hitting minor league holdover John Ryan Murphy.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-09-21 at 6.02.37 PM

Evacuation at U of M's Coffman Union after bomb threat

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

image

With 48 charged, aftershocks of Feeding Our Future fraud case continue

The Minnesota Department of Education is seeking to recoup taxpayer money lost in a "sham lawsuit" related to the alleged fraud.

Screen Shot 2022-09-21 at 12.46.46 PM

Charges: Ineligible man had guns, over 15,000 rounds of ammo

A search of the man's vehicle and house turned up multiple firearms.

LilahLongRochester

Missing Rochester girl is found safe

She had been reported missing after last being seen Monday.

Screen Shot 2022-09-21 at 7.18.30 AM

Here are the largest hail reports to NWS Twin Cities Tuesday night

River Falls got hit by some massive hail Tuesday night.

15023280003_855bb1dcbe_k

Police: Man jumped on train, attacked engineer with knife near St. Cloud

The rock train had just left St. Cloud when the suspect jumped aboard.

Related

Patience is paying off at the plate for Twins catcher Jason Castro

Jason Castro is really making a big impact for the Twins.

Patience is paying off at the plate for Twins catcher Jason Castro

Jason Castro is really making a big impact for the Twins.

Will the Twins be able to attract Jason Castro?

Is Jason Castro the answer the Twins need behind the plate?

Will the Twins be able to attract Jason Castro?

Is Jason Castro the answer the Twins need behind the plate?

Jason Castro baffled by hotdish

Twins free-agent signee Jason Castro isn't too sure about hotdish.

Jason Castro baffled by hotdish

Twins free-agent signee Jason Castro isn't too sure about hotdish.

5 free agents who could help the Twins in 2017

With new leaders in place, who will the Twins go after during free agency?