The Yankees’ best speed threat has been sidelined.
Outfielder Tim Locastro went on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left latissimus dorsi (back) strain. The Yankees called up Estevan Forial as his replacement, serving as the 27th man for Sunday’s doubleheader against the Rangers in The Bronx.Tim LocastroCharles Wenzelberg/New York PostEstevan FlorialCharles Wenzelberg / New York Post
Reliever Ron Marinaccio also got called up to provide bullpen depth as the Yankees begin a stretch of 23 games in 22 days.
Locastro was 4-for-5 in stolen bases this season as the Yankees’ top pinch-running threat. Florial was 8-for-9 in stolen bases this year at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while batting .272 with a .792 OPS.