Rodolfo Castro, a Dominican professional baseball second baseman with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, was born on May 21, 1999.
Castro signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in 2015. He made his professional debut in 2016 with the Dominican Summer League Pirates, batting .271 with two home runs and 29 RBIs over 56 games.
On November 20, 2020, Castro was added to the 40-man roster. He was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on April 21, 2021. He made his MLB debut that day as the starting third baseman in the second game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers.
He was optioned to the Altoona Curve in mid-July but was recalled shortly after the Pirates traded Adam Frazier, with Castro being Frazier’s replacement at second base.
On July 28, 2021, Castro hit two home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers. These were both his fourth and fifth major league home runs and his fourth and fifth major league hits, making him the first major league player since at least 1901 whose first five major league hits were all home runs.
Rodolfo Castro does not have any children at the moment, as a young prospect, he is focusing on his career at Pittsburgh Pirates.