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.
Locastro left Saturday's game against the Nationals with a dislocated left pinky finger.
It's not yet clear how much time Locastro is expected to miss. Wyatt Mathisen replaced him in Saturday's contest, pushing Pavin Smith from first base to center field. Smith had never played center as a professional or in college, however, so the team may need to add an additional outfielder if Locastro misses an extended period.
Locastro went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
Locastro's fourth-inning single extended his hit streak to six games (9-for-27), and he tacked on his third steal of the season, tying him for third in MLB with multiple players. He continues to see regular opportunities in center field while Ketel Marte (hamstring) is on the injured list. While there is no definitive timetable for Marte, Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic reported it could take weeks for a recovery. Locastro is the primary fill-in for Marte in center.
Locastro went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Monday's 9-5 loss to the Athletics.
Locastro got on base in each of his first three at-bats. The 28-year-old has hit safely in his last five games, so he's been filling in quite adeptly since Ketel Marte (hamstring) hit the 10-day injured list last Thursday.
Locastro went 4-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.
With his swipe in the sixth inning, Locastro broke Tim Raines' major-league record for the most consecutive successful steals to begin a career (28-for-28). Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Locastro's spikes from Saturday's game will be going to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. All four of his hits were singles, but Locastro is off to a nice start as the regular center fielder in the absence of Ketel Marte (hamstring). Locastro has now led off in three consecutive games.
Locastro started in center field, batted leadoff and went 1-for-5 in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rockies.
Locastro should see a steady flow of at-bats after the Diamondbacks placed Ketel Marte (hamstring) on the injured list Thursday. If Locastro can get on base with any regularity he could become a steady source of steals, but he has just a .238 on-base percentage over his first seven games.
Locastro started in right field and went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to Colorado.
Locastro was moved to center field late in the game after Ketel Marte departed with a hamstring injury that manager Torey Lovullo described as cramping, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. That's not an official diagnosis, so more should be gleaned in the coming days. If Marte misses time, Locastro is the likely fill-in at center field. After a strong spring, Locastro is just 2-for-14 to open the regular season.
Locastro went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in a loss to San Diego on Friday.
A day after drilling a home run as a pinch hitter in his season debut, Locastro started in right field and led off for the Diamondbacks. He reached base on an infield single in the seventh inning and subsequently swiped second base before coming around to score on a Ketel Marte home run. Locastro is now a perfect 27-for-27 on stolen base attempts in his big-league career, highlighting his most valuable skill from a fantasy perspective. The 28-year-old may spend much of the season as a reserve, but his ability to get on base and swipe bags could make him a sneaky play when Arizona faces a left-handed starter.
Locastro went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Padres.
Locastro entered as a pinch hitter for Pavin Smith and tied the game with a two-run shot off lefty Tim Hill in the fifth inning. Locastro stayed in the game and finished up in right field. The Diamondbacks will use a few bodies in right field while Kole Calhoun (knee) begins the season on the injured list. With left-hander Blake Snell hurling Friday, Locastro could start in right field.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/13||vs LAA||L 3-10||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/11||vs LAA||L 5-6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/09||@ OAK||L 0-4||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/05||@ MIL||L 5-7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/04||@ MIL||L 1-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/03||@ MIL||L 4-7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/02||vs NYM||L 6-7||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||43||138||28||39||5||3||1||13||13||12||12||2||.283||.367||.384|
|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||41||156||30||35||9||2||1||14||14||30||11||5||.224||.328||.327|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||31||103||18||40||10||0||2||9||6||12||12||2||.388||.444||.544|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||83||301||61||84||23||2||4||25||28||52||18||2||.279||.389||.409|