Rodolfo Castro plays second base for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
In 2015, Castro became an international free agent and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He debuted professionally in 2016, hitting .271 with two home runs and 29 RBIs in 56 games with the Dominican Summer League Pirates.
He hit .277/.344/.479 with six home runs and 32 RBIs for the Gulf Coast League Pirates in 2017, and he hit .231 with twelve home runs and fifty RBIs for the West Virginia Power in 2018.
Castro divided the 2019 season between the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Bradenton Marauders, hitting .242/.298/.456 with 19 home runs and 73 RBIs.
Castro was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2020, and was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on April 21, 2021.
In the second game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, he made his MLB debut as the starting third baseman.
In mid-July, he was optioned to the Altoona Curve but was recalled shortly after the Pirates traded Adam Frazier, with Castro filling in at second base for Frazier.
Castro hit two home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 28, 2021.
These were his fourth and fifth big league home runs, as well as his fourth and fifth major league hits, making him the first major league player to hit all five home runs since at least 1901.
How Did Pirates Get Rodolfo Castro?
Castro became an international free agent in 2015, signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the Dominican Summer League Pirates, he made his professional debut in 2016.