9 Phillies Who Won't Return in 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies' core roster should remain intact for another deep playoff run in 2024, but that doesn't mean there aren't some players who will be on their way out of town this offseason.

Aaron Nola highlights the list of nine Phillies who will not be back in Philadelphia in 2024.
Aaron Nola highlights the list of nine Phillies who will not be back in Philadelphia in 2024. / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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7. Rodolfo Castro

Getting anything in return for Bailey Falter at the trade deadline felt like a win. Or at least, that’s how it felt to Phillies fans who weren’t yet familiar with Rodolfo Castro.

Castro went six games without a hit after coming over the Philadelphia, and even once he finally did get on the board he never got much more a chance to prove himself. He was always going to be a weird fit in the lineup, not bringing anything new to the middle infield, and it was easy to forget about him altogether when he disappeared for most of September.

All told, Castro was an absolute liability from the dish in his 32 plate appearances for the Phils, batting .100 while having just 2 walks to 12 strikeouts. He wasn't much better in the field, although his limited playing time didn't give him much of a chance to show us anything on the defensive side.

This will be Castro’s final pre-arbitration year so we can keep him around on the cheap, but even though he’s still just 24 years old he really hasn’t shown enough to make even that especially appealing.

He may just manage to hang around by being optioned while the Phillies give him another year to develop, but I wouldn't be at all shocked to see him gone entirely in 2024.