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Mets' Tim Locastro: Needs surgery for thumb tear
Mets manager Buck Showalter announced Tuesday that Locastro will require surgery to repair the torn UCL in his right thumb, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Locastro suffered the injury last week, just as he was nearing the end of his recovery from a back issue. He has already been moved to the 60-day IL and there is currently no estimated timetable for his return.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Transferred to 60-day IL
The Mets transferred Locastro (back/thumb) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list Friday.
This move clears out a 40-man roster spot for Gary Sanchez, who is joining New York's major-league roster Friday. Locastro originally landed on the injured list April 17 due to a lingering back issue and then recently suffered a UCL sprain in his right thumb. The thumb injury could require surgery.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Starting up rehab assignment
Locastro (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie on Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Since he's been on the 10-day injured list for just under two weeks due to back spasms, Locastro will presumably require only a few games in the minors to prove he's healthy. Whenever the Mets choose to activate him, Locastro will be deployed mostly as a pinch runner or late-inning defensive replacement.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Placed on IL with back spasms
Locastro was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Mets on Monday with back spasms, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Locastro will be out at least a week-plus while dealing with the back injury. Brett Baty has been officially recalled from Triple-A Syracuse as the corresponding transaction.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Steals base in win
Locastro pinch ran for Mark Canha in the ninth and stole his fourth base of the year Sunday in a win over the Athletics.
Locastro replaced Mark Canha on first base after he walked and took second for his second stolen base in as many days. The 30-year-old has garnered one start so far this year and is primarily being used as a late-game pinch-runner.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Included on Opening Day roster
The Mets selected Locastro's contract prior to Thursday's game in Miami.
Locastro's addition to the Opening Day roster was a foregone conclusion after his main competition for a reserve outfield role, Darin Ruf, was designated for assignment Monday. While all of Starling Marte, Mark Canha, Brandon Nimmo and Tommy Pham are healthy and available, Locastro doesn't project to receive many starts and will likely see most of his opportunities as a pinch runner and late-inning defensive replacement.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Wins bench role
Locastro will begin the season on the Mets' 26-man roster, beating out Darin Ruf for the final spot on the bench, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Locastro offers a speed threat that none of the other contenders for the spot possesses, something that could end up being very useful for the Mets given the rule changes MLB made this offseason to boost basestealing. The 30-year-old's .227/.325/.331 career slash line isn't very appealing from a fantasy perspective, however. Locastro should primarily see action late in games as a defensive replacement and pinch runner.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Goes yard Saturday
Locastro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
Getting the start at DH and hitting leadoff, Locastro took Rafael Montero deep in the seventh inning for his first homer of the spring. The 30-year-old speedster has had a very good camp, going 13-for-38 (.342) with six steals in six attempts, and with Brandon Nimmo (ankle) suddenly looking iffy for Opening Day, the Mets might need more outfield depth early in the season, increasing Locastro's chances of landing a spot on the 26-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Making noise on basepaths
Locastro went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
The veteran reserve outfielder is 4-for-4 on steal attempts this spring while going 6-for-17 (.353) at the plate through nine spring appearances. Locastro is fighting for a spot on the Mets' bench this spring, but if he does make the 26-man roster he could have some fantasy appeal in deeper NL-only formats, as the speedster could exploit the new pickoff limitations and larger bases to become a late-game pest on the basepaths as a pinch runner and defensive replacement. The 30-year-old set a career high with 17 steals in 250 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks in 2019, and he's a career 39-for-44 on SB attempts in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tim Locastro: Lands deal with Mets
Locastro agreed Monday with the Mets on a minor-league deal, Pat Ragazzo of SI.com reports.
After spending the 2022 season in the Yankees organization, Locastro will stick around in New York for the upcoming season, albeit in a different borough. The 30-year-old owns a lowly 82 wRC+ over 549 career MLB plate appearances, but he ranks among the fastest players in baseball and offers the ability to play all three outfield spots. He'll be attending spring training as a non-roster invitee, but Locastro could be in the mix to make the Mets' Opening Day squad as a pinch-running specialist and late-inning defensive replacement off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Tim Locastro: Enters open market
Locastro rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and elected free agency Thursday.
Locastro saw action in 38 games for the Yankees last season and went 8-for-43 with two home runs, four RBI and eight stolen bases. He'll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal in order to find a new team for 2023.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Optioned to Triple-A
Locastro was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
With DJ LeMahieu (toe) getting reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Locastro will be the one booted off the major-league roster. Since being promoted at the end of August, Locastro has made just nine plate appearances and recorded a hit during two of them.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Called up Monday
Locastro was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Locastro will replace Marwin Gonzalez (personal) on the active roster after Gonzalez was placed on the paternity list Monday. Locastro was sent down Aug. 17 and is currently in the middle of an 0-for-14 stretch over his last five major-league appearances.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Sent back to minors
The Yankees optioned Locastro to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
After getting called up from Triple-A on Aug. 2, Locastro saw scant action for the Yankees over the past two weeks, as he appeared in seven games while going 0-for-9 with a stolen base. The Yankees called up Estevan Florial from Triple-A in a corresponding move and see if he can provide an upgrade as the team's fourth outfielder, or as a potential replacement in center field for struggling regular Aaron Hicks.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Promoted Tuesday
Locastro was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Locastro was sent down last week but will quickly rejoin the Yankees in the wake of the trade deadline. The 30-year-old has an .801 OPS in 28 plate appearances this season and will serve as a reserve outfielder while up with New York.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Sent down Thursday
Locastro was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
Locastro was called up by the Yankees on Tuesday but didn't appear in any games during his stint with the major-league club. The 30-year-old will lose his spot on the active roster after the Yankees acquired Andrew Benintendi from the Royals on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Rejoins big-league club
The Yankees recalled Locastro from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Locastro could get a fair amount of playing time while Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles) is on the injured list. The outfielder has a .240/.321/.480 slash line with six stolen bases in 19 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Sent to Triple-A
Locastro was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
He logged 12 at-bats, registering one home run and two steals, since being recalled a week ago. Locastro could be back up the next time the Yankees need some depth off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tim Locastro: Recalled by Yankees
Locastro was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Locastro was sent down in early June after being reinstated from the 10-day injured list, and he's slashed .254/.325/.439 with two homers, 20 runs, 14 RBI and five stolen bases over 30 games since returning to full health. The 30-year-old will join the active roster to provide outfield depth prior to the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
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
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