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.
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.
The Yankees placed Locastro (knee) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The move comes as no surprise after Locastro tore his right ACL in Saturday's game, as he will miss the remainder of 2021. Ryan LaMarre was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Locastro's MRI on Saturday revealed a torn right ACL, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Locastro exited Saturday's game in the second inning after he banged into the wall while catching a flyball in the first. The club initially described the issue as knee soreness, but his MRI has revealed a far more serious injury. The outfielder will certainly miss the rest of 2021, and there figures to be a strong chance that he won't be ready for the beginning of spring training come February.
Locastro is being sent to a nearby hospital to undergo an MRI after he exited Saturday's game against Boston with right knee soreness.
Locastro exited soon after crashing into the wall while catching a flyball in the first inning. He was looked at by the Yankees' medical staff and will now undergo an MRI. A firm diagnosis should emerge for the outfielder following Saturday's tests, and for the time being, he can be considered questionable for Sunday's series finale.
Locastro exited Saturday's game against the Yankees after appearing to suffer a knee injury while catching a flyball against the wall in the first inning, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Locastro was initially able to stay in the game after making a nice play on an Alex Verdugo flyball in the first inning. He did not come out for the second inning, however, as Greg Allen shifted to left field and Tyler Wade entered the game in right. Locastro figures to get evaluated by the club's medical staff and can be considered day-to-day until further update is given.
Locastro was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Yankees on Thursday in exchange for right-hander Keegan Curtis, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Locastro saw sporadic playing time with the Diamondbacks to begin the year, and he slashed .178/.271/.220 with a home run, 11 runs, five RBI and five stolen bases in 55 games. The 28-year-old will likely take on a depth role in the Yankees' outfield going forward, but he'll provide his new club with a speed option and strong defensive abilities.
Locastro started in center field and went 0-for-2 in Monday's 7-1 loss to St. Louis.
Locastro got the call in center field against a left-hander Monday, the first game after Arizona placed Ketel Marte (hamstring) on the injured list. This was his first start since June 16. Manager Torey Lovullo indicated that Pavin Smith, who started in right field Monday, will likely get the bulk of the center-field starts in Marte's absence.
Locastro entered as a pinch runner and stole a base in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.
With two outs in the bottom of ninth inning, Locastro ran for Domingo Leyba, who had walked, and put himself in scoring position with his fifth steal of the season. Locastro's playing time has dried up since Ketel Marte's return from the injured list and the acquisition of Josh Reddick. His last start was May 19, eight games ago.
Locastro went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.
Locastro made his second start in seven games and snapped an 0-for-13 skid with a fifth-inning double. As injuries continue to pile up -- Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) joined the MASH unit Thursday -- Locastro could reclaim a regular role in center field, if Pavin Smith makes his home at first base with Cabrera and Christian Walker (oblique) sidelined.
Locastro entered Tuesday's game in the seventh inning, played center field, and went 0-for-2 in an 11-3 win over the Marlins.
Locastro, who hadn't started the previous three games, entered when Pavin Smith moved from center field to first base after Christian Walker (oblique) was removed. Smith, who took the center field job when Locastro hit the injured list in April with a finger injury, could fill in at first base if Walker's injury turns out to be significant, but the Diamondbacks have several other candidates for that task as well. His injury doesn't necessarily provide a path to at-bats for Locastro in center field. Additionally, with Ketel Marte (hamstring) set to begin a rehab assignment, he could be back by next week to take the majority of at-bats in center field.
Locastro started in center field, batted leadoff and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Marlins.
This was Locastro's first start since coming off the 10-day injured list. He had missed two weeks while healing a fractured finger. The outfield situation changed while he was away, so he's not guaranteed to slip back into the primary center fielder role he had prior to the injury. Pavin Smith, who started in right field Wednesday, and Josh Rojas have both performed well during Locastro's absence, giving manager Torey Lovullo options in center and right.
Locastro entered Tuesday's game as a pinch runner and scored a run in a 9-3 loss to the Marlins.
Locastro was activated off the injured list Tuesday, but he did not re-enter the starting lineup. Prior to dislocating his finger mid-April, Locastro manned center field as the primary replacement for Ketel Marte (hamstring). Since then, Pavin Smith has successfully transitioned to center and become the primary leadoff hitter. There's still an opportunity in right field with Kole Calhoun (hamstring) sidelined, but that won't happen until Josh Rojas (four HR in five games) cools off. For now, Locastro will fill a familiar role, that of fourth outfielder and speed off the bench.
Locastro is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Before being forced to the injured list April 18 with a dislocated finger, Locastro appeared to have settled into an everyday role in center field for a banged-up Diamondbacks squad. Locastro is healthy again after being activated Monday, but he may have to settle for short-side platoon work in center for now, as Pavin Smith has impressed over the past two weeks as Arizona's primary leadoff man. Josh Rojas has also been showing a hot bat of late while serving as the main replacement in right field for Kole Calhoun (hamstring), which at least temporarily blocks another path to at-bats for Locastro.
The Diamondbacks reinstated Locastro (finger) from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Before landing on the IL on April 18 with a dislocated left pinkie finger, Locastro had been off to a strong start to the season with a .345 on-base percentage and three stolen bases over 15 games. With Ketel Marte (hamstring) and Kole Calhoun (hamstring) both still on the IL, Locastro should have a path to a near-everyday role, though his opportunities against right-handed pitching could be more limited than before. The Diamondbacks have gotten quality production of late from both Pavin Smith and Josh Rojas, and the two could regularly factor into the mix for playing time in the outfield alongside lineup mainstay David Peralta.
Locastro (finger) could appear in games at the alternate site this weekend, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
That Locastro could appear in games this weekend puts him on schedule for a potential return before or during Arizona's upcoming road trip that begins Tuesday in Miami. Both Locastro and Christian Walker (oblique), who may also play this weekend at the alternate site, could rejoin the Diamondbacks during the road trip, which would reshape the lineup. Their returns would impact the opportunities for Nick Heath, Josh Rojas and Pavin Smith.
Locastro will have stitches removed from his injured left pinky finger Monday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo said after the stitches are pulled, Locastro can jump back into game action as quickly as tolerated. "His progression should happen pretty quick," the manager said. He could come back to an everyday role in center field while Ketel Marte (hamstring) works his way back from injury, but the Diamondbacks are pleased with how quickly Pavin Smith has adapted to playing center.
Locastro (finger) visited with a doctor who confirmed the outfielder suffered a dislocated left pinky finger, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
With the doctor ruling out a fracture, it's possible Locastro will miss the minimum amount of time while on the 10-day injured list. Nick Heath has started in center field since Locastro sustained the injury.
The Diamondbacks placed Locastro (finger) on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
As anticipated, Arizona deactivated Locastro after he sustained a dislocated pinkie finger on his left (non-throwing) hand in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Nationals. The Diamondbacks called up Nick Heath in a corresponding move, and he could end up serving as Locastro's primary replacement in center field given that Arizona's other outfielders are ideally suited to the corner spots. Arizona will also need to settle on a new leadoff man in the short term, as Locastro had set the table in each of the team's last nine games.
Locastro's dislocated pinky finger is expected to send him to the injured list, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
It was a tough day for Locastro, who injured his finger while getting caught trying to steal second base, something that hadn't happened in his first 29 attempts at the major-league level. He needed four stitches due to the injury, per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. The Diamondbacks will likely need to call up someone who can play center field in his absence.
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