Tim Locastro, a former New York Yankees outfielder, has just signed a minor league contract with his neighbors, the Mets, according to the portal SI.com.
Locastro will be part of his fourth organization in MLB, since he also integrated the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Rattlesnakes. In fact, it was in the desert where he played most of his 247 major league games, as he started in 179.
Likewise, Tim Locastro arrived at the Yankees in mid-2021, from Arizona, and in 2022 he batted .186, including two homers and eight RBIs in 43 legal shifts. Of course, the 30-year-old outfielder was mostly in Triple-A this past year, hitting .289 and .374 OBP, with three home runs and 18 RBIs.
Now, it is believed that Mets manager Buck Showalter will give Locastro a chance during spring training, so he could open a gap as a substitute in the outfield for the regular season.
The speedy player made major league history by setting the record for most consecutive stolen bases without being put out early in his career, courtesy of 28 between 2017 and 2021.
Tim Locastro will try to show the New York Yankees that they were wrong to let him go and give their city rivals, the Mets, the opportunity to sign him.