Tim Locastro

Arizona Diamondbacks' Tim Locastro gets hit by a Texas Rangers pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Auburn native Tim Locastro made the most of his first start with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers. 

Locastro played right field and batted eighth for the Diamondbacks. He was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance in the second inning. In the fourth inning, he singled to left. 

He was replaced by Adam Jones in the seventh inning. 

The Rangers beat the Diamondbacks 5-2. 

Locastro has appeared in three games with the Diamondbacks since he was called up Sunday. He entered Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox as a pinch runner. 

On Tuesday against the Rangers, he pinch-hit and struck out looking in his only at-bat. 

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told MLB.com Sunday that Locastro was promoted to provide depth in the outfield. He was called up after one of the team's three catchers, Alex Avila, was placed on the injured list with a strained quadriceps. 

The Diamondbacks (6-6) open a four-game series against the San Diego Padres Thursday. 

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