PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro has been traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Keegan Curtis.
Locastro is known for being one of the speediest players in the major league, holding the record for most stolen bases to begin a career without being caught. Locastro went 29-29 on career stolen bases before being tagged out.
According to Statcast, Locastro is tied for second-fastest player in the league with Washington Nationals Trea Turner, both running 30.7 feet per second. In 2019 with the Diamondbacks, Locastro had 17 stolen bases.
The #Dbacks acquire pitcher Keegan Curtis from the Yankees for Tim Locastro.Curtis was 1-1 with 2 saves, a 3.94 ERA, and 27 strikeouts in 12 relief appearances with Double-A Somerset this season. pic.twitter.com/0NS60mqDBy— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 1, 2021
The Diamondbacks will acquire Double-A pitcher Curtis, who currently holds a 3.94 ERA this season. In 16 innings pitched, he has racked up 27 strikeouts. Curtis was drafted by the Yankees in 2018 and has been in the minor leagues for three years.