LF,CF,RF - NYY - IL60
Yankees OF Tim Locastro suffered a torn ACL on Saturday against the Red Sox.
Locastro made an impressive catch in Saturday's game, but unfortunately it caused the injury. He'll likely be sidelined into the 2022 season.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro has been traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league pitcher Keegan Curtis.
Locastro got off to a solid start this season before dislocating his finger while stealing a base in mid-April. He's struggled to find his way since being activated in early May. He's slashing just .178/.271/.220 with one home run, five RBI, and five stolen bases. His speed is his greatest asset and he should serve as solid outfield depth for the Bronx Bombers the rest of the way.
Outfielder Tim Locastro went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 loss to the Marlins on Thursday.
Locastro accounted for two of the Diamondbacks' five hits in what was a quiet offensive night for Arizona. He hit a ground-rule double, his first of the year, in the fifth inning and moved to third with a Merrill Kelly sacrifice bunt. He would come around to score off of a Pavin Smith sacrifice fly after that. Locastro is slashing a paltry .125/.263/.188 since coming off the IL in early May. Prior to his thumb injury, he was batting leadoff for the D-Backs but the speedster doesn't hold as much fantasy value hitting towards the bottom of the order. He's still a name to keep eyes on in case he starts to heat up at the plate.
Tim Locastro is expected to make his return to the team on Tuesday vs. the Marlins after dislocating his finger in mid-April.
Locastro will be joining a red-hot D'Backs team that has won six of their last eight and sits just two games back from the NL West lead. Locastro was starting in center field prior to his injury, and very well could slot back in there for his defense, but the bat of Pavin Smith has been too strong to take out. We'll see what manager Torey Lovullo opts to do closer to gametime on Tuesday.
Diamondbacks OF Tim Locastro had his stitches removed from his injured finger on Tuesday.
Locastro was placed on the 10-day injured list in mid-April after dislocating his left pinkie on a stolen base attempt. He had his stitches removed on Tuesday and is expected to return to action soon. Locastro is slashing .269/.345/.327 with one home run and three stolen bases across 58 plate appearances in 2021.