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D-backs acquire Locastro from Yankees

January 16, 2019

The D-backs and Yankees announced a trade Wednesday that will send outfielder Tim Locastro to Arizona in exchange for left-hander Ronald Roman and cash considerations.Locastro, 26, is known for his speed and earned two cups of coffee with the Dodgers in 2017 and '18. The Auburn, N.Y., native is 2-for-12

The D-backs and Yankees announced a trade Wednesday that will send outfielder Tim Locastro to Arizona in exchange for left-hander Ronald Roman and cash considerations.
Locastro, 26, is known for his speed and earned two cups of coffee with the Dodgers in 2017 and '18. The Auburn, N.Y., native is 2-for-12 as a Major Leaguer with a double, two walks, five steals and six runs scored. The Yankees acquired Locastro in a trade from the Dodgers in November before designating him for assignment Monday to make room for free-agent signing, DJ LeMahieu.
The D-backs signed Roman, 17, out of the Dominican Republic on July 2, 2018. The southpaw is set to make his professional debut this upcoming season.
Arizona is also close to completing a deal with free-agent infielder Wilmer Flores, per multiple reports, but Locastro's acquisition makes the D-backs' roster full at 40 players. That means Arizona will need to make another move to clear a roster spot for Flores.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.