3 Phillies who won’t survive on 40-man roster past MLB trade deadline

With the trade deadline fast approaching, which Phillies could see their spot on the 40-man roster disappear?
Philadelphia Phillies infielder Rodolfo Castro
Philadelphia Phillies infielder Rodolfo Castro / Rich Schultz/GettyImages
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Rodolfo Castro, 2B/SS

Things have been a complete nightmare for Rodolfo Castro in his tenure with the Phillies. Previously a serviceable player with some power for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Castro has become a player of non-relevance ever since coming over to Philadelphia at last year’s trade deadline. In his 14 games of action that he managed to get into in 2023, he only registered three hits, two runs scored and two RBI in 32 plate appearances.

Despite having a more decent spring showing with the Phillies this year, Castro failed to make the Opening Day roster due to the already-stacked lineup. As a result, he began the year in Triple-A with the IronPigs. However, that was when Castro ran into some injury woes and has only seen two games of action all season. When he was sent to the Jersey Shore BlueClaws for his rehab assignment in late April, he appeared in one game and hasn't been heard from since.

Castro may have suffered yet another setback, or perhaps the Phillies would rather give more playing time to their prospects within the organization. Whatever the case, it certainly looks like he will lose his spot in the organization soon, let alone his spot on the 40-man roster. Perhaps a change of scenery would serve both Castro and the Phillies well going forward.

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