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Astros’ Castro Loses Arbitration Case; Gets $5 Million

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Houston Astros’ catcher Jason Castro didn’t have the same luck that other players facing arbitration have had these last few days.

The twenty-eight year old wanted to increase his $4 million salary to $5.25 million but became the first player to lose his case after the ruling decided by Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham  on Tuesday, setting his salary at $5 million, according to the Associated Press.

Although Castro is a staple behind the plate for Houston, his hitting did suffer in 2015 with a career low .211 average along with eleven homers and thirty-one homers. His struggles continued into the post-season as he hit just .063 in six games.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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