Astros' Castro picked for first All-Star game

Houston Astros' Jason Castro watches his solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 28, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

July 6, 2013 5:08:36 PM PDT
Astros catcher Jason Castro has been named the Astros sole representative in this year's All-Star Game.

Castro, who will be a reserve in the game, is second among American league catchers in home runs (11), doubles (22) and slugging percentage (.465). It's Castro's second full season and first All-Star selection.

The game will be played at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm.