Yankees acquire Tim Locastro from Diamondbacks as season crumbles

The Yankees are starting small in an attempt to turn their miserable 41-39 season around.

The Yankees are starting small in an attempt to turn their miserable 41-39 season around.

The Post’s Joel Sherman reports that the Yankees obtained Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro for Double-A pitcher Keegan Curtis.

Locastro will take some of the weight off Aaron Judge, as he can make starts in center field against left-handers.

Tim Locastro with the Diamondbacks.
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In addition, the 28-year-old is a major speed threat. In 2019, he stole 17 bases in 91 games. He holds the record of most stolen bases without being caught to start a career at 29.

Curtis currently holds a 3.94 ERA in the minors this season over 16 innings. In his three-year minor league career, the 25-year-old has 83 strikeouts with an opponent batting average of .205.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Elizabeth Karpen

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