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Sport MLB trade rumors: Twins seeking catcher with Jason Castro out for season

00:55  17 may  2018
00:55  17 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Jason Castro is expected to be out five to six months following surgery on a torn meniscus. The Twins are going to be active in the trade market leading up to July's deadline, especially after they found out Jason Castro will be out for the season .

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The Twins are going to be active in the trade market leading up to July's deadline, especially after they found out Jason Castro will be out for the season.

a man holding a baseball bat: Jason Castro © Getty Images Jason Castro

Minnesota manager Paul Molitor announced Wednesday the All-Star catcher had surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The initial plan for Castro's surgery was just to clean up his knee, but it wound up being more serious than initially thought.

"They decided to try to keep what he had left [of the meniscus]," Molitor told reporters, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "They thought that was the best course of action for him as far as prolonging his career and productivity."

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Twins catcher Jason Castro received unwelcome news upon completion of his previously scheduled knee surgery. He ended up requiring a full repair of his meniscus, which is expected to keep him out for the remainder of the season , as MLB .com’s Rhett Bollinger was among those to report on Twitter.

Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season after the Minnesota Twins determined that the veteran catcher 's knee injury was more serious than they Molitor told reporters Monday that the Twins expected Castro to miss four to six weeks. But two days later, Molitor explained that Castro agreed to

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said he expects Castro's rehabilitation to take five to six months which will put him back to 100 percent before spring training.

In addition, Falvey said the team will look into a replacement from outside the organization.

"More of the pursuit of what might be available across the game currently in organizations, I would say, rather than a free-agent conversation,'' Falvey said. "But we have been prepping for the depth piece, and we are now maybe expanding that search, knowing we're going to have the chance to have somebody impact us for the full season.''

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