Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy in action against the Baltimore Orioles on July 18, 2017 - Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images
The Colorado Rockies made another move on Sunday night, acquiring catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later.
Lucroy has had a subpar year offensively, hitting just .242 with four home runs and 27 RBIs. Over nearly eight big league seasons, however, he is a .280 hitter. In addition, his veteran presence, however, should bolster the Rockies' catching corps.
Lucroy was in his first full season with the Rangers after being traded from the Brewers last summer.
Coupled with the trade for reliever Pat Neshek last week, the Rockies are clearly making a push to solidfy a postseason berth for the first time since 2009.
The non-waiver trade deadline is Monday, July 31 at 2 p.m. mountain time.
"The guy's an All-Star. He's had success in the Major Leagues, both offensively and defensively... pic.twitter.com/2B8VPgb1Gz— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 31, 2017
COLORADO ROCKIES ACQUIRE JONATHAN LUCROY
FROM TEXAS RANGERS FOR A PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER
WASHINGTON – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later.
· Lucroy, 31, is batting .242 (68-for-281) with 27 runs, 15 doubles, four home runs, 27 RBI and 19 walks in 77 games with the Texas Rangers this season … over 929 Major League games with Milwaukee (2010-2016) and Texas (2016-2017), Lucroy is a career .280 hitter (916-for-3,271) with 392 runs, 179 doubles, 19 triples, 94 home runs, 445 RBI and 283 walks … he is a two-time All-Star (2014, 2016) who has played in the Postseason twice, in 2011 with Milwaukee and 2016 with Texas. Lucroy Stats
The Rockies have a full 40-man roster.