KISSIMMEE, FL —
Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro will be sidelined for most or all of the season following surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Castro, who earned the Astros' regular catching job as a 22-year-old rookie last season, was injured Wednesday while trying to avoid a tag by Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera in Lakeland.
It was the Castro's second game of spring training.
The original diagnosis was a sprain, but an MRI revealed a tear in Castro's right meniscus.
The torn ACL was discovered late Thursday and he was operated on Friday.
The typical recovery time is six months.