The Houston Astros could look to trade Jason Castro in the near future if the circumstances are right, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The 26-year-old catcher is eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter, and MLB Trade Rumors estimates that he will end up earning around $2.2 million in 2014. However, that number will continue to rise over Castro's next two arbitration years; if the team can't sign him to a long-term extension, then they may find him more valuable as a trade chip than as a high-priced player on a losing team.
Astros' Jason Castro could become a trade candidate
SB Nation | Jan 5