Then they released another lineup about 30 minutes later, one without Castellanos. What happened?!
Fear not — it’s a big day for Castellanos and his family.
Nick Castellanos’ wife is having a baby, which is why he got scratched from tonight’s lineup. He hasn’t been placed on paternity leave list yet.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) May 3, 2022
This will be Castellanos’ second child. He should be placed on the paternity list shortly, which will likely keep him out of action for a couple of days.
The 30-year-old outfielder is off to a decent start with his new club, owning a .286 average and an .810 OPS through 23 games. Eight of his 24 hits have gone for extra bases, and he has driven in 12 runs.
The Phillies are favored (-145) against the Rangers tonight, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. They have won five of their past seven games and, at 11-12 overall, are currently five games behind the Mets in the National League East.