ATLANTA -- Astros catcher Jason Castro played in his first rehab game on Friday night since going on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee effusion on July 8. Castro caught three innings and went 2-for-2 for Double-A Corpus Christi.
Astros manager Brad Mills said the club is looking forward to getting Castro back, but doesn't want him to rush through rehab.
"We're going to try and measure that a little bit," Mills said. "We want him back, obviously, as soon as he can get back here, but not until he's ready. Somewhere between there is what we'd like him to do because we'd like him back as soon as possible."
Castro was hitting .254 with a .330 on-base percentage before the injury. Chris Snyder has taken over as the Astros' regular catcher since Castro's injury.