Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago both report that the White Sox are interested in Astros catcher Jason Castro.
Houston just acquired catcher Hank Conger from the Angels, perhaps making the 27-year-old Castro more expendable.
He made the All-Star team in 2013, but hit just .222 with a .651 OPS in 126 games this season, including an ugly 151/34 K/BB ratio.
Chicago’s starting catcher, Tyler Flowers, was similarly bad this season and has no real track record of big-league success, so the White Sox would be betting on Castro bouncing back with two seasons of team control remaining.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.
The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.
Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.
Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.
The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.