With Brian Schneider on the cusp of returning, there is a heated competition for the back-up catchers position.
Many believe that Ramon Castro is sharing space with Ryan Chruch in Jerry Manuel's doghouse, whether Manuel actually has a doghouse or not, Castro isn't helping his cause...
Castro is hitting .253 compared to Omir Santos who is hitting .268, for most of the season Castro was hitting around .230 while Santos was in the .270's.
If Castro can't out hit Santos, then all he has to hang his hat on, is his defense and game calling abilities. Apparently Manuel wasn't happy with how Castro caught his ace pitcher and blamed him for Johan's, Ollie like 4th inning.
But he also walked six, his most since issuing a career-high seven on July 22, 2002 with Minnesota vs. the Angels. Santana disputed the strike zone, but Manuel said Ramon Castro was set up slightly off the plate and Santana deservedly wasn’t getting the calls from plate umpire Sam Holbrook source Daily News