Minnesota Twins: Which players are free agents this offseason?
By Chris Schad
2019 stats: .232/.332/.435, 13 HR, 30 RBI, 9 2B, 39 R in 237 AB
Much like Odorizzi, Castro was a major disappointment after signing as a free-agent with the arrival of Falvey and Levine. Coming off a knee injury that ended his 2018 season, many thought Castro might not live up to his contract, but he played well enough to be a solid platoon partner with Mitch Garver, starting primarily against right-handed pitching.
With Castro’s modest output at the plate, the Twins might decide to move on to a cheaper backstop to back up Garver. However, with the Twins penchant of taking care of their catchers and making sure that the wear and tear of the position doesn’t get to them, there’s a good chance that the Twins could try and bring the 32-year old back this winter.
If not, they’ll dive into a market that doesn’t have too many big names out there and may just opt to have Willians Astudillo be their primary backup, which is not ideal considering his lack of defensive prowess.