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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Tim Locastro thanks Arizona, says hello to New York

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The newest Yankee says goodbye to the West Coast as he gets ready to sport the pinstripes.

Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Since baseball shut down in March of last year, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although baseball is getting back to normal, it’s still fun to check in our favorite players and Yankee figures, so we will continue to do so throughout 2021. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Tim Locastro says hello to New York

On Thursday, the Yankees acquired outfielder Tim Locastro in exchange for minor league pitcher Keegan Curtis. Locastro can serve as an additional outfield piece and is one of the fastest players in all of baseball. He’s not having a very good season at the plate this year, but the Yankees are hoping they can help him turn it around a bit. After the trade was announced, Locastro took to social media to thank the Diamondbacks and welcome the Yankees.

Yankees play MLB The Show during Hope Week

Ever since 2009, the Yankees host “Hope Week” in which they provide acts of goodwill towards hope and encouragement to the recipient of the gesture who is dealing with an illness and hope it will impact others as well. Here, you’ll see a bunch of the players playing MLB The Show with a child named Luke—who was diagnosed with t-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Gio Urshela meets up with James Rodriguez

Baseball player meets soccer player. We all know who Gio Urshela is, but here he’s hanging out with James Rodriguez, a midfielder for the Columbian national soccer team and Everton. Urshela is also Colombian, so it’s awesome to see these two meet up and take a picture together!