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Phillies' Rodolfo Castro: Joins Philadelphia
The Phillies activated Castro ahead of Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
After he was acquired from the Pirates on Tuesday, Castro will end up taking the 40-man roster spot and 26-man active roster spot of Josh Harrison, who has been released by Philadelphia. Like Harrison before him, Castro projects to fill a utility infield role, though he'll bring more upside to the table than his veteran predecessor. The 24-year-old switch hitter wasn't able to stick as a full-time player in Pittsburgh, but he's still produced a 92 wRC+ over 595 plate appearances in the majors, a respectable mark for a player of his age.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Rodolfo Castro: Traded to Philly
Castro was traded from the Pirates to the Phillies on Tuesday in exchange for Bailey Falter, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Best known for crushing left-handed pitching (career .277/.341/.559 slash line in 223 plate appearances), Castro had been at Triple-A Indianapolis for the past couple weeks after hitting .228/.317/.355 overall for the Pirates this season, contributing to a minus-0.3 fWAR. Castro provides the Phillies with some infield versatility, as he can play second base, third base and shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sent down to Triple-A
The Pirates optioned Castro to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
Castro's performance slipped in June and his playing time dried up, so he will head to the minors for the first time this season and attempt to get back on track with regular at-bats. The 24-year-old has a .228/.317/.355 line in 224 plate appearances with the big club this year, a step back from 2022. Andrew McCutchen (elbow) took Castro's spot on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sitting in fourth straight
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Castro is on the bench for a fourth straight game, and he doesn't look as though he'll be a major beneficiary of Ji Hwan Bae's (ankle) move to the injured list Sunday. Though Castro has the ability to play three infield spots, the Pirates appear to have at least temporarily settled on Nick Gonzales, Tucupita Marcano and Jared Triolo as their primary options at second base, shortstop and third base, respectivey.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Getting time at third base
Castro went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Padres.
Castro has fallen into a bench role in recent weeks, though he's now started consecutive games at third base. The Pirates haven't announced an injury to Ke'Bryan Hayes, so it's unlikely that Castro maintains a consistent role. Even when given an opportunity, he's gone through significant struggles and maintained just a .185 average with four RBI and two runs scored across his last 54 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sitting again Sunday
Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Castro will take a seat for a third straight game and seems to have moved into the short side of a platoon with Ji Hwan Bae. With Castro on the bench, Bae will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against Carlos Carrasco and the New York staff.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Riding pine Saturday
Castro is out of Saturday's lineup against the Mets, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The Pirates are facing three righties this weekend against the Mets, and so far Castro has started on the bench in the first two games of the series. He had started nine of 10 games prior to this weekend, with four of those starts coming against righties, but lately Ji Hwan Bae has handled the keystone against righties.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sitting against righty
Castro is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets.
Ji Hwan Bae is starting at second base and batting seventh versus the Mets and right-hander Tylor Megill. The switch-hitting Castro has slashed just .193/.287/.217 in 94 plate appearances this season versus righties. He boasts a .364/.449/.712 slash line in 78 plate appearances versus lefties.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Homers, drives in three Wednesday
Castro went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 loss against the Athletics.
Castro got Pittsburgh on the board with a solo shot off Hogan Harris in the second inning before driving in two more runs with a double in the fourth. Castro's been swinging a hot bat, going 10-for-27 (.370) over his last eight games. The 24-year-old Castro has earned a regular role between shortstop and second base in Pittsburgh. He's slashing .268/.360/.436 with six homers, 21 RBI and 17 runs scored through 172 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Playing time trending up
Castro will start at second base and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Castro appeared to benefit from a spike in playing time last week while Carlos Santana was day-to-day with a spinal injury, but Castro nows finds himself in the lineup for the second time in three games alongside Santana. With two-hit efforts in three of his last four starts, Castro may have pushed himself back into a near-everyday role in the infield for the time being. Meanwhile, Ji Hwan Bae has made three of his last four starts in center field to create an opening for Castro at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Garners fourth straight start
Castro will start at second base and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game against the Giants, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Castro will be rewarded with a fourth consecutive start after he went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's 2-1 win. However, if Carlos Santana (spine) is back in action for the team's next game Friday in St. Louis, the Pirates may not have room in the lineup for both Castro and Connor Joe, who has also noticed an uptick in playing time while Santana has been day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Homers in win
Castro went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 8-0 victory over the Tigers.
Castro swatted his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning off Eduardo Rodriguez before adding a second RBI on a base hit in the seventh. Castro, making his first start since May 8, snapped a 1-for-13 stretch with his two-hit effort Wednesday. He's now slashing .260/.366/.452 with 13 runs scored and 16 RBI through 123 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Out of lineup again Friday
Castro is not in the lineup Friday versus the Orioles, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Castro hasn't started a game for the Pirates since Monday's series opener against the Rockies and seems to have fallen into more of a utility role after a multi-week run as the team's primary shortstop. Tucupita Marcano is playing short and batting seventh Friday in Baltimore.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Blasts go-ahead homer
Castro went 1-for-2 with a walk and two-run home run in Monday's 2-0 win over the Rockies.
Castro's two-run blast in the seventh off Kyle Freeland accounted for the only runs scored Monday. Despite the home run, Castro has struggled since the start of May, collecting just three hits over 18 at-bats while striking out seven times compared to just two walks. He's also committed three defensive errors during that stretch as well.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sitting again Wednesday
Castro is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
Castro will begin Wednesday's contest on the bench for the second consecutive game. Chris Owings is playing shortstop and hitting eighth in Castro's absence.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sitting out Tuesday
Castro is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Castro slugged a two-run homer in the Pirates' defeat of the Rockies on Monday night, but he'll get a breather in the second game of the three-game set at PNC Park. Tucupita Marcano is covering shortstop and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Gets breather Thursday
Castro is out of the lineup Thursday afternoon against the Rays, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
This looks to be a planned day of rest for Castro, who has posted a strong .274/.374/.440 batting line through 99 plate appearances this season for the NL Central-leading Pirates. Tucupita Marcano will cover shortstop and bat leadoff versus the Rays and righty Zach Eflin.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Gets Sunday off
Castro is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's battle against the Nationals.
Castro continues to hit well as the everyday shortstop for the Pirates, but he'll get a day of rest in the series finale against the Nationals. Tucupita Marcano will handle shortstop duties and hit seventh.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Homers in win
Castro went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 6-2 victory over the Dodgers.
Castro tied the game 2-2 with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning before extending Pittsburgh's lead to 6-2 with a solo homer in the sixth. Castro had a big series against the Dodgers, going 4-for-10 with a double, a home run and four RBI. The 23-year-old Castro has gotten off to a solid start this year, slashing .279/.383/.471 with three home runs, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored in 81 plate appearances. He'll continue to serve as the Pirates' regular shortstop while Oneil Cruz (ankle) is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs|
|Birthplace: Los Llanos, Dominican Republic|
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