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Jason Castro has surgery for torn ACL

Updated: March 4, 2011, 1:28 PM ET
Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- 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 Castro's second game of spring training.

The original diagnosis was a sprain, but an MRI ...

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