Tim Locastro


For the third time this season, Auburn native Tim Locastro is back in the major leagues.

The Arizona Diamondbacks called up Locastro on Friday when they placed left fielder David Peralta on the 10-day injured list with an injured right shoulder.

On Friday night, Locastro was slotted to bat eighth and play left field against the Giants in San Francisco.

The Diamondbacks also called up first baseman Kevin Cron with Locastro from Triple-A Reno on Friday. Arizona had an open spot on the 25-man roster after sending pitcher Jimmie Sherfy down to the minors.

Locastro has played six games this season for Arizona, batting .235 in 17 at-bats. In 24 games with the Aces, Locastro is hitting .330 with 32 hits in 97 at-bats with eight doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 16 RBIs.

Locastro was on the Diamondbacks' roster from April 7 to April 20. After being sent down to Reno, he was recalled on May 3 and was in the majors for just four days before going back to Reno.

Peralta is leading Arizona in batting with a .309 average with seven homers, 16 doubles and 30 RBIs this season. Peralta is the second key hitter placed on the IL this week for the Diamondbacks. Infielder Wilmer Flores was sidelined earlier this week with a broken right foot.

Cron was batting .339 with 21 homers and 62 RBIs for Reno this season.

Arizona will have to make an additional move before Saturday's game against San Francisco to make room for projected starter Taylor Clarke.

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