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[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] After Darin Ruf was traded to the Metropolitan Metropolis last season, he was obviously not acclimatized, and this year's spring training was delayed. Finally, the team decided to give up the opportunity to another outfielder Luo Castro (Tim Locastro), assigning Roof to designation.
The right-hander Roof used to have a wRC+ of 143 against left-handers and an OPS of .891. Therefore, he is also considered to be the left-hander's designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach's rotation, but Roof played in the Mets last season. In 28 games, the batting average was only 0.152, no home runs and 7 RBIs, and was directly abandoned at the end of the season.
This year's spring training is still not improving. He has played 11 games in total, with 30 at-bats and 5 hits, no home runs, only 1 RBI, and hitting measurements of .167/.265/.233.
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After Roof was designated to release, the team decided to put Castro, known for his speed, on the Mets' opening roster. Eppler explained, "We decided to make some bets on stolen bases. I think stolen bases In this (major league) will be more important than the minor league, you will see more stolen bases in the game. Castro can provide the functionality and tactical ability that the team needs."
The 30-year-old Locastro played for the Yankees last season, but only played 38 games. He scored 8 hits, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs and 8 stolen bases in 43 at-bats with a batting average of 0.186.
Although Locastro's offensive ability is not outstanding, he can play three positions in the outfield, and his biggest advantage is speed.
According to "Statcast" statistics, Locastro's sprint speed is better than 99 percent of major league players in the 2022 season.