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Dodgers send Auburn native Locastro back to minor leagues

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The Dodgers' Tim Locastro waits to bat against the Diamondbacks May 3, 2018 in Phoenix.

After a brief stint in the majors, Auburn native Tim Locastro is heading back down to the minor leagues.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that Locastro was one of two players being optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Locastro, along with Kyle Farmer, were reassigned to the minors in a move that corresponds the reinstatement of Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list.

Locastro made his first appearance of the season with the Dodgers on May 3 at Arizona, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a stolen base. He reached once after being hit by a pitch.

The 25-year-old picked up his first major league hit, a double, a day later on May 4 as the Dodgers took on the San Diego Padres in Monterrey, Mexico. Locastro went 1-for-2 with a walk in his third game of the season on May 6, but was mostly relegated to pinch-hitting duties for the remainder of his stint with the Dodgers prior to Tuesday's reassignment.

Overall, Locastro went 2-for-11 with one run, two walks and a steal in eight games with Los Angeles.

In 21 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Locastro is hitting .342 with five doubles, two triples, a home run and six RBIs. He's also stolen five bases.


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