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The Padres signed Tim Locastro to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.
Locastro, who was with the Mets last season, will look to compete for a depth role in the outfield on the Opening Day roster.
The New York Mets have outrighted outfielder Tim Locastro off the 40-man roster.
Locastro was one of six players to be outrighted by the Mets as he can either be claimed or elect free agency. The speedster hit .232 with two homers and six stolen bases across 43 games for the Mets in 2023, his first and only season with the club.
Mets outfielder Tim Locastro is back in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Phillies.
Locastro didn't start Wednesday's series finale in Miami but will return against a left-hander in Rangers Suarez on Thursday. The speedster has hit .231 with one homer and six stolen bases across 47 plate appearances with the Mets this season.
Mets outfielder Tim Locastro is in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Marlins.
Locastro will get a rare start on Tuesday against Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett. The veteran has appeared in 34 games for the Mets but has made just 43 tips to the plate while hitting .257 with one homer and six stolen bases in that time.
Mets outfielder Tim Locastro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Locastro collected a single in three at-bats in a start versus lefty Andrew Heaney on Tuesday but will return to the bench versus Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning on Wednesday. The speedster has seen limited duty with the Mets this season, hitting .167 with one homer and four stolen bases across 30 trips to the plate.