• All-Star catcher Jason Castro, who's been slowed by a knee injury for the last two weeks, was scheduled to try to hit in the batting cage on Monday to try to test the knee a little bit more. He hasn't caught in two weeks, and he started two games earlier this month at designated hitter.
• Astros catcher Max Stassi, who's been in the disabled list since he had a concussion Aug. 21 in his second Major League game, will fly to Orlando on Wednesday and begin working out Thursday at the team's Spring Training facility during instructional league, which kicked off Monday. Stassi plans to rejoin the Astros on Monday in Arlington, which is where the injury occurred.
"I haven't seen many ballparks, you could say," joked Stassi. "It will be nice to get back and get the stamina back."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.