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Top Rodolfo Castro News

  • Phillies' Rodolfo Castro: Sent to minor-league camp

    The Phillies optioned Castro to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

    Castro was a longshot to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster following the signing of Whit Merrifield, and the former's .646 OPS over 32 plate appearances during spring training didn't help his chances. The 24-year-old played in 92 games between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh last season but had a .211/.297/.322 slash line and 28.9 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Phillies' Rodolfo Castro: Base knock Tuesday

    Castro went 1-for-2 in Philadelphia's 3-2 loss to Baltimore on Tuesday.

    Castro has tallied 16 plate appearances in eight spring training games to date as it's clear the team wants to give the infielder every opportunity to make the Opening Day roster. While he has accumulated considerable experience over three seasons in the majors, Castro's high strikeout rate limits his offensive potential. If Castro makes the roster, he figures to be positioned as the team's rotational utility infielder.

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  • Phillies' Rodolfo Castro: Optioned to rookie ball

    The Phillies optioned Castro to the Florida Complex League on Saturday.

    Since joining the Phillies at the trade deadline, Castro has slashed just .100/.156/.100 across 32 plate appearances over 14 games. His poor performance will cost him his spot on Philadelphia's bench, and the team will bring up Weston Wilson from Triple-A to replace Castro.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Los Llanos, Dominican Republic
Age: 24
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: S, R