Auburn native Tim Locastro made his debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers last night against the Colorado Rockies. The former Auburn High star started this season with the Dodgers’ AA affiliate in Tulsa before being promoted to Triple A Oklahoma City, where he hit .388 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 31 games.
Locastro’s minor league season came to a close 3 1/2 weeks ago, but he says he went home to stay in shape:
The Dodgers say they may have a postseason role for Locastro as a pinch-runner. Locastro says he’s fine with that:
Locastro came into last night’s game as a pinch-runner in the top of the 8th and stayed on to play left field. He did not come to the plate. The Dodgers fell to Colorado, 9-1.
Hear Tim’s entire conversation with reporters below:
Steve Penstone’s Original Story:
The family of Auburn native Timmy Locastro have posted on social media that he will make his major league debut tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver.
The former Auburn High star was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, and began his pro career in 2013 with Bluefield in the Appalachian League.
Locastro started this season with the Dodgers’ AA affiliate in Tulsa before being promoted to Triple A Oklahoma City, where he hit .388 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 31 games.