Buzzer Beater: Phillies trade Bailey Falter to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed infielder Rodolfo Castro
At the buzzer, Dave Dombrowski and the Phillies have acquired right-handed infielder Rodolfo Castro from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Phillies trade for Rodolfo Castro from the Pittsburgh Pirates
Castro will join the Phillies after spending three years with the Pirates, making his MLB debut in Pittsburgh during the 2021 season.
Honestly, he’s not really a player that will turn many heads, which leaves myself and I’m sure other Phillies fans wondering what in the world Dombrowski and company are thinking as we have now officially passed the MLB Trade Deadline.
I guess the Phillies are banking on their star players turning things around? That has to be it. There’s no other way to look at a less than stellar trade deadline.
On the season, Castro is averaging just .228 with 45 hits, 6 home runs, and 22 RBI over 197 at-bats. Over his 3-year MLB career, he holds a .226 batting average with a .695 OPS.
Castro does bat .290/.368/.536 against lefties and the Phillies desperately needed some help on the right side of the plate.
I mean We’ll see what Castro can offer but when the first video of him that pops up on Twitter is him sliding into third base with his phone in his pocket, I’m not too optimistic about his future with the Phillies.
Side Note: Castro was suspended one game for the cell phone mishap lol.
Earlier today, the Phillies traded for “All-Star” pitcher Michael Lorenzen from the Detroit Tigers.