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Yankees' Tim Locastro: Activated, optioned to Triple-A
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Cleared to start rehab assignment
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Awaiting rehab assignment
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Rehab progressing smoothly
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: IL bound with lat strain
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Steals another base
Locastro stole a base and scored after entering Monday's win over the Blue Jays as a pinch runner in the ninth inning.
With the score tied 2-2, Giancarlo Stanton led off the ninth frame with a single. The Yankees opted to replace him with Locastro on first base, and the move paid dividends when Locastro stole second and scored on a two-out single. The speedy outfielder leads New York with four thefts and has scored eight runs this season, but he's difficult to deploy in fantasy since his primary role has been as a pinch runner.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Notches third steal
Locastro went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs and a stolen base in a 10-5 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Locastro did a good job of getting on base in the victory, and he scored the Yankees' first run after reaching on an error in the fifth inning. The outfielder used his legs to produce another run in the eighth when he walked, stole second and eventually crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Locastro has three stolen bases over his past five games, but he has primarily been used as a pinch runner this season, severely limiting his fantasy appeal.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Swipes bag
Locastro pinch ran and recorded a stolen base in a 5-2 win Wednesday over Baltimore.
Locastro ran for Giancarlo Stanton following an eighth-inning single and stole second base. He stayed in the game and played center field for the top of the ninth. The speedster has appeared in eight games this season but has only five plate appearances. He's been a late-inning defense replacement, pinch runner or pinch hitter in seven straight games.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Homers as pinch hitter
Locastro went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Guardians.
Locastro has had limited playing time since being recalled by the Yankees, and he came off the bench in Sunday's blowout victory. However, he blasted his first home run of the season to help extend the Yankees' lead. As long as the team's other outfielders remain healthy, the 29-year-old is unlikely to earn a significant role.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Promoted, starting Sunday
Locastros was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will start in left field Sunday against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Locastro missed out on the Yankees' Opening Day roster but will join the club less than two weeks into the season. He'll receive the start Sunday but is unlikely to see much regular action in the outfield for New York while Joey Gallo, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks remain healthy.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Won't join Opening Day roster
The Yankees optioned Locastro to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Locastro looked to have secured a spot on the Opening Day roster after Ender Inciarte was reassigned to the minors Monday, but the Yankees appear set to go without a traditional outfielder on their bench to start the season. Rather than Locastro or Inciarte, the Yankees will turn to the versatile Marwin Gonzalez as their nominal backup outfielder, even though the 33-year-old has seen most of his big-league action in the infield. Locastro will report to Triple-A and could represent the top option for a call-up if the Yankees require additional outfield depth at some point.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Claims to be 100% healthy
Locastro said Thursday that he's 100% recovered from the ACL surgery he underwent last July, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.
Locastro was signed by the Yankees on March 13 after the Red Sox claimed, and then let him go, in November of last year. The 29-year-old's specialty is speed, and he showed that his surgically repaired knee is sound by swiping second base after hitting a single in Friday's Grapefruit League game against Philadelphia. Locastro appears to have a path to an Opening Day roster spot as New York's backup center fielder, but he may feature primarily as a pinch runner given his struggles so far as a big-league hitter.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Cleared for spring training
Locastro (knee), who signed a one-year contract with the Yankees earlier Sunday, has been fully cleared for spring training after recovering from a torn ACL, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.
The Yankees' decision to add Locastro to the 40-man roster already seemed to imply that he was healthy to take part in big-league camp, so Murti's report merely provides confirmation on that front. While New York hasn't dismissed the possibility of re-signing Brett Gardner or adding more depth to the outfield, Locastro looks like he'll have an inside track on one of the Yankees' available bench spots. The 29-year-old owns a lowly .662 OPS over 503 plate appearances, but his high-end speed makes him a useful bench piece as a pinch runner or late-inning defensive replacement.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Strikes deal with Yanks
Locastro (knee) signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Yankees on Sunday.
Between stops with the Diamondbacks and Yankees in 2021, Locastro saw action in 64 games and slashed .180/.263/.252 while going 5-for-8 on stolen-base attempts across 156 plate appearances before his season came to an end in mid-July, when he tore the ACL in his right knee and later underwent surgery. The Yankees designated Locastro for assignment following the season and saw him get claimed by the Red Sox, only for Boston to later non-tender the 29-year-old. New York's decision to not only re-sign Locastro but to add him back to the 40-man roster implies some optimism in his health, though it's unclear if he'll be a full participant in spring training. If Locastro gets the green light for Opening Day, he'll likely slot in as the primary backup to everyday center fielder Aaron Hicks and serve mainly as a pinch runner and late-inning defensive replacement.... See More ... See Less
Tim Locastro: Let go by Boston
Locastro (knee) was non-tendered by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Locastro was claimed off waivers by Boston in early November, but the team opted not to tender him a contract for 2022. He appeared in 64 games last season between the Diamondbacks and Yankees and hit .180/.263/.252 in 156 plate appearances. He suffered a torn ACL in July but may be ready in time for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Tim Locastro: Claimed by Red Sox
Locastro (knee) was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Locastro hit just .180/.263/.252 in 156 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks and Yankees before tearing his ACL in mid-July. He owned a far better .256/.365/.365 line in 347 career trips to the plate prior to this season, however, so he could carve out a role on the Red Sox's bench if he proves his health in spring training.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Expected back for spring
Locastro (knee) is scheduled to resume running later this month or in November and is on pace to be fully healthy for the start of the 2022 season, MLB.com reports.
After being acquired from the Diamondbacks on July 1, Locastro appeared in just nine games for New York before he was shut down for the season just over two weeks later when he tore the ACL in his right knee while making a catch. He underwent surgery soon afterward and looks to be progressing well in his recovery, but the 29-year-old could be non-tendered by the Yankees this offseason and may have to look for a new landing spot in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Shifts to 60-day IL
The Yankees transferred Locastro (knee) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.
Locastro was already ruled out for the season after undergoing surgery last week to repair a torn ACL, so his move to the 60-day IL is merely procedural. The transaction clears up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Gio Urshela, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 IL ahead of Sunday's series finale in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Slated for surgery Wednesday
Locastro is scheduled to have surgery on his right knee Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
Locastro tore his right ACL while catching a flyball against the wall July 17 and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season. He slashed .180/.263/.252 with five stolen bases and two home runs across 64 games between the Diamondbacks and the Yankees on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
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