Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

Castro tore his meniscus, was operated on Tuesday by Dr. Richard Steadman and had been expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks.

Minnesota said Wednesday that Steadman found damage to be more extensive than an MRI indicated. As a result, Steadman performed a full repair instead of a trim of the meniscus. Castro’s meniscus was trimmed during an operation in 2011.

“There’s only so much meniscus you can clean up as you go,” Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Wednesday.

Cespedes back on DL

Yoenis Cespedes spent about a week trying to play through his latest lower body injury. Now, he and the New York Mets are opting to play it safe.

The Mets placed Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hip flexor, retroactive to Monday. It will be Cespedes’ fourth DL stint for a leg injury in the past three seasons, despite an offseason focus on better caring for his lower half.

Outfielder sidelined

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez was put on the disabled list with a strained right groin, a day after he left a win over Kansas City in the sixth inning.

Gomez signed a $4 million, one-year deal in March. He is hitting .200 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 37 games, striking out 49 times in 145 at-bats.

Around the bases

The St. Louis Cardinals placed struggling reliever Luke Gregerson on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. ... The Toronto Blue Jays recalled right-hander Danny Barnes from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-hander Deck McGuire to the farm club.