Locastro (lat) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. The Yankees don't need Locastro at the moment, but he could be back up later this summer when their depth gets tested. He is hitting .231 with one home run and four steals in 13 at-bats this season and is primarily used as a pinch runner off the bench.
Locastro (lat) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. Locastro has been on the shelf since May 8 with a left lat strain, so he'll likely require multiple games in the minors before the Yankees are comfortable with bringing him back from the 10-day injured list. Once activated from the IL, Locastro will likely see limited use as a pinch-running specialist and late-inning defensive replacement in the Yankees outfield.
Locastro (back) is logging live at-bats at the Yankees' complex in Florida and could begin a minor-league rehab assignment soon, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Eli Fishman of Pinstriped Prospects shared a video of Locastro hitting against fellow rehabbing veteran Domingo German (shoulder) in Tampa on Saturday, and it appears both players are working toward a minor-league rehab assignment. Locastro suffered a lat strain in early May and will likely work as a reserve outfielder and pinch runner upon his return to the majors. He has stolen four bases for the Yankees this season but has logged only 15 plate appearances across 15 games.
Locastro (lat) has been swinging a bat recently, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Locastro has been on the injured list since May 8 but is in New York and has been hitting off a tee. While it's not yet clear when the 29-year-old will be able to return to game action, he's made good progress in his recovery so far.
The Yankees placed Locastro on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left lat strain. Locastro is believed to have picked up the injury in question when he stole a base in Monday's game against the Blue Jays. With Locastro on the shelf for at least the next week and a half, the Yankees are left with Marwin Gonzalez as their lone reserve outfield option.