Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Rodolfo Castro to Philadelphia Phillies for Bailey Falter

The Pirates swung a trade with the Phillies in the waning seconds before Tuesday's

Jun 27, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Rodolfo Castro (14)
Jun 27, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Rodolfo Castro (14) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Right before Tuesday's trade deadline the Pittsburgh Pirates traded infielder Rodolfo Castro to the Philadelphia Phillies for left-handed pitcher Bailey Falter

Tuesday was a busy day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ahead of the 6 PM ET trade deadline the Pirates swung three trades. The last of which saw them send infielder Rodolfo Castro to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for left-handed pitcher Bailey Falter.

Castro's struggles with the Pirates had been well documented. He battled inconsistencies throughout his time in the majors with the Pirates. This led to him hitting for a .226/.299/.396 slash line to go with a 92 wRC+ in 595 plate appearances.

Castro seemed to be a player in dire need of a new home. Some times in sports players simply need a change of scenery and that appeared to be the case for Castro. Hopefully, Castro can find success and a new home with the Phillies.

As for Falter, the 26-year-old lefty adds some much needed MLB quality pitching depth to the Pirate organization. In 8 MLB appearances this season, 7 starts, Falter had posted a 5.13 ERA and a 4.74 FIP in 40.1 innings pitched.

Falter has pitched 158 innings in 50 MLB appearances, 24 of them being starts. Falter owns a 4.56 ERA, 4.49 FIP, 4.7% walk rate, and a 20.5% strikeout rate in his MLB career. Falter has also pitched in the postseason, pitching 2/3 of a season for the Phillies last postseason.

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