The Yankees ’search for outside depth led them to trade with Arizona representative Tim Locastro, who joined the team in the Bronx on Friday night.
Manager Aaron Boon is looking forward to playing Lokastro against left-handed pitching, which will allow the Yankees to avoid playing with Brett Gardner every day and Aaron Judge playing in the center.
“We love it [Locastro’s] speed and athletics and his ability to really defend off the field, ”Bone said before the rain against the Mets on Friday.“ He’s a fast-paced young man and able to play on the outside defense, especially if we have leaders and if we try to close the game. “
The Yankee has been criticized for its lack of speed and versatility.
Clint Frazier was named in the list of those injured with vertigo on Friday, but even before that, the Yankees needed another defender and couldn’t find him at Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.
Locastro, 28, who grew up in Auburn and played at Ithaca College, said he expected several family members to be at the Yankee Stadium before it rained on Friday.
“This is what you dreamed of as a child,” said Lokastro, who was a Yankee fan as a child and played in ALDS’s 3rd game against Oriol in 2012, when Raul Ibanez hit Alex Rodriguez and hit the game – the singles finally won.
Locastro first bought the Yankees in November 2018, when they bought him from the Dodgers, but he was sent to Arizona two months later.
This season, he has struggled, especially against left-backs, but he has spent most of his time on defense in the central arena, where the Yankees have been at a disadvantage since the end of the season when Aaron Hicks was injured.
The referee was due to return to the lineup after missing Wednesday’s game on Friday. He said problems with his lower body throughout the season will not cause him to miss the All-Star Game in Acesparks later this month.
When asked who he would like to see in the All-Star Game, the referee singled out Fernando Tatis Jr. from Padres.
“What he is doing is very unique,” the judge said. “He gives baseball excitement and excitement. I’m so glad to see him put it on the show.”
That said, the Yankees still don’t have a starter to start Sunday’s finale of the Subway Series.
Boone said Zach Britton plans to return on Saturday from the left thigh muscle, which fell to the IL for the second time this season. Luis Severino is “close” to climbing the hill when Tommy suffered a pelvic pain at the start of rehabilitation after failing during John’s rehabilitation.
Glebber Torres ’nightmare season includes a game that will last 14 games without additional support on Saturday. Torres was 6 to 50 with 7 walks and 17 shots during this time period.
Before it rained, the Yankees had 11-year-old Blake Whitley, a minor league player, like Boon, with aortic valve flap condition. Whitley played catch-up with Boone on the field while training on the baton.