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Twins sign former Astros catcher Jason Castro to three-year deal

Twins sign former Astros catcher Jason Castro to three-year deal

The Minnesota Twins signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year contract worth $24.5 million, a deal agreed to last week and finalized Wednesday. 

Castro will make $8.5 million in 2017, $8 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. He became a free agent after six seasons with the Astros, hitting .232 with 114 doubles, 62 home runs, 212 RBIs and 215 walks in 617 career games after being drafted in the first round out of Stanford in 2008. 

Kurt Suzuki became a free agent after serving as Minnesota’s primary catcher over the last three seasons, including an All-Star selection in 2014 when he batted a...

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