The Diamondbacks announced on Wednesday that the club acquired outfielder Tim Locastro from the Yankees in exchange for pitcher Ronald Roman and cash considerations. Locastro was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday.
Locastro, 26, played briefly in the majors the last two years with the Dodgers, who designated him for assignment back in November. In 21 major league games, he owns a .583 OPS. Locastro has played strictly in the outfield in the big leagues, but spent significant time at second base and shortstop in the minors.
Locastro will provide depth for the Diamondbacks, who also recently signed Wilmer Flores.
The D-Backs signed Roman, 17, out of the Dominican Republic last summer.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler wasn’t content with just dominating the Phillies on the mound Tuesday night in Queens. The 28-year-old decided to have himself a three-RBI night at the plate, too, including his first career home run.
With the Mets already leading 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Wheeler lifted a first-pitch Zach Eflin fastball out to left-center field, landing well beyond the 370-foot sign on the wall. Wheeler had previously helped his own cause, lacing a two-run double down the right field line off of Eflin in the second inning.
Wheeler entered the night with 22 hits in 194 career trips to the plate. Of his 22 hits, five went for extra bases (all doubles). On the mound, through six innings, Wheeler has held the Phillies scoreless on five hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.
Todd Frazier broke the game open in the fifth inning, hitting a grand slam off of Drew Anderson to push the Mets’ lead to 8-0. If the Phillies lose tonight, they will have lost five of their last six games.