Can Rodolfo Castro go anywhere without his phone? Incredible moment Pittsburgh Pirates infielder’s cell falls out of his POCKET as he jumps headfirst to third base in the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Rodolfo Castro played for the Pirates Tuesday night after a call-up from the Triple-A team Indianapolis Indians
- The 23-year-old lost his cell phone while diving to third base in Tuesday’s game
- Castro didn’t seem to notice at first, before referee Adam Hamari pointed it out
Rodolfo Castro slid safely to third base in the fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates played the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
But not his phone.
Castro, 23, had to make a sprint to finish third after teammate Oneil Cruz shot a single into midfield and as he slid in headlong, his phone fell out of his rear left pocket.
Rodolfo Castro dropped his cell phone while on duty for the Pittsburgh Pirates
The 23-year-old was doving headfirst towards third base when his cell phone fell out of his back pocket
Castro initially appeared unaware of what had happened and almost stepped on his phone as he got up
Castro didn’t seem to notice at first and, after jumping headlong into third base, nearly stepped on it as he struggled to his feet.
Referee Adam Hamari appeared to point out to Castro that his phone was there on the ground in an amusing moment during Tuesday night’s game.
Castro picked up the phone and handed it to Mike Rebelo, the Pirates’ third base coach, who had an annoyed look on his face before answering.
“As Castro slips into third place, his phone falls out of his pocket – it’s a first,” said the commentators calling the game, amid roars of laughter.
“And there’s Adam Hamari — ‘Dude, your phone died right there,'” they joked.
Castro played Tuesday after being recalled by affiliated Triple-A team Indianapolis Indians
Castro and the Pirates eventually lost the game 6-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks
Castro played Tuesday after being recalled by affiliated Triple-A team Indianapolis Indians.
“He was swinging the racquet really well against lefties so an opportunity to get him back,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said of Castro before the game.
“I think that was something that stood out. He was down there, playing with energy, playing with a lot of things that we challenged him on.
In the end the Pirates lost the game 6:4.