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2018 Dodgers Review: Tim Locastro

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Tim Locastro had two different stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When he came up in May, he started three games in centerfield and was a pinch-hitter in five other games.

When Locastro was recalled in September, he would pinch-run nine times and his last game was as a defensive replacement. He did not swing the bat after he was recalled when the rosters expanded.

What went right

Locastro was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts in 2018. He also got his first hit in the Majors, a double, in his second game played last season.

Locastro also led the National League in most runs scored by a pinch-runner in 2018. In September, Locastro crossed home plate five times after he came in as a pinch-runner.

What went wrong

After Locastro was optioned to Oklahoma City on May 14th, he played well until he was put on the disabled list on June 8th and he did not return until July 12th.

2018 particulars

Age: 25 (turned 26 on July 14)

Stats: Locastro hit .182/.357/.273 in 14 plate appearances. Scored six runs and as noted, was 4-for-4 in stolen bases.

Game of the year

Locastro did get his first career hit on May 4, 2018 but that game will be forever known as the first combined no-hitter thrown by the Dodgers. So let’s go to September 2, 2018.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Locastro pinch-ran for Max Muncy. With one out, Alex Verdugo was on third and Locastro was on second. Matt Kemp drilled a ball to the center-field wall and Locastro scored the winning run as the Dodgers ended up taking three-of-four against the Diamondbacks.

Roster status

Tim Locastro was designated for assignment on November 20th. He has 45 days of service time andhas two options remaining.