PHOENIX (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rodolfo Castro apparently can’t go anyplace with out his telephone.
Known as up from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier than the sport, Castro slid headfirst into third within the fourth inning towards the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night time and had his phone fly out of his again pocket.
Third base umpire Adam Hamari instantly noticed the telephone and pointed to it on the bottom. The 23-year-old Castro picked up the telephone and handed it to Pirates third base coach Mike Rebelo, who had an exasperated look on his face earlier than taking it.
Main League Baseball has cracked down on know-how getting used on the sector for the reason that Houston Astros used dwell TV feeds to steal opposing groups’ indicators throughout their run to the 2017 World Collection championship and a part of the 2018 season.
Astros basic supervisor Jeff Luhnow and supervisor A. J. Hinch have been suspended for the 2020 season. The Astros additionally have been fined $5 million and forfeited their first- and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021.
No phrase on if Castro had the ringer on vibrate.