Astros activate C Jason Castro (knee) from IL

The Houston Astros activated veteran catcher Jason Castro from the 10-day injured list prior to Friday night’s game against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.Castro has been battling right knee discomfort. He last played for the Astros on Aug. 25.The 34-year-old Castro is batting just .190 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 55 games this season.The 11-year veteran is in the first campaign of his second stint with the Astros. He was an All-Star in 2013 as part of his earlier six-season tenure.Overall, Castro has batted .228 with 92 homers and 314 RBIs in 907 career games with the Astros, Minnesota Twins (2017-19), Los Angeles Angels (2020) and San Diego Padres (2020).