When the Los Angeles Dodgers open the National League Division Series Friday, there's a chance Auburn native Tim Locastro will be on the roster.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Tuesday that Locastro is still under consideration for the 25-man roster.
Tim Locastro is still in the running to be on the NLDS roster, Dave Roberts said.— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) October 4, 2017
Teams can carry 25 players — any combination of fielders and pitchers — during each playoff series. Managers typically bolster their bullpen, but they also like to have a strong group of bench players who can contribute in key situations.
Locastro, who was promoted to the Dodgers Friday, was called up for his speed. He has 143 stolen bases in five minor league seasons. During his recent stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City, he had 12 stolen bases in 31 games.
In his second major league game, Locastro entered as a pinch-runner and stole third base. He had first major league at-bat in Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies. He popped out to second.
Locastro's status won't be known until after the National League wild card game between two of the Dodgers' NL West foes, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Rockies. The winner of Wednesday's game will face the Dodgers in the NLDS.