Pirates' Rodolfo Castro will appeal one game suspension and fine after phone falls out of his pocket
Suspension on line 1! Pirates’ Rodolfo Castro appealed game ban and was fined… after breaking MLB rules when his cell phone fell out of his pocket during the game
- Rodolfo Castro was playing against the Diamondbacks when his phone went down
- He has been fined and banned for one game for violating MLB rules
- He will appeal the decision, allowing him to play until a hearing is scheduled
- Castro played his first game back in the majors after being called up
Despite the collective laughter we all had at the expense of Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro, Major League Baseball decided to penalize the player for having a phone in his pocket.
Castro slipped to third base during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 9, when his cellphone fell from his back pocket.
Castro’s clip went viral almost immediately, but it seems MLB officials didn’t find the incident all that funny.
The league announced they were suspending Castro for one game and charged him with an undisclosed fee for violating league policies by entering the field with a phone.
Rodolfo Castro returned to the big leagues but forgot to take his phone out of his pocket
Castro was fined and game suspended by MLB officials, where he will appeal
“I don’t think there is a professional ball player who would ever go out with the intention of taking a cell phone,” Castro told Pittsburgh media through an interpreter.
“It’s terrible that it happened to me. It was clearly very unintentional.’
He is appealing his suspension, allowing him to continue playing until his appeal is heard and decided.
Castro was called up that day to the majors of AAA affiliate Indianapolis