Pittsburgh Pirates defeat New York Mets, 7-5

Ramon Castro would have been the clear choice to start at catcher Monday with Pedro Martinez pitching for the Mets and the lefthanded Zach Duke throwing for Pittsburgh.

He couldn't because he is still feeling pain in his right ankle.

Jerry Manuel responded to this news by subtly calling Castro out for not playing through it. He ruled out a stint on the disabled list, saying the medical staff "felt there was enough strength and flexibility, it's just a matter of tolerati...