The surprising Colorado Rockies added a solid bat to the equation for the stretch run. According to multiple media reports, the team has picked up former All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2017
Texas entered Sunday’s action three games under .500 and completely out of the American League Playoff race. It’s in this that the team has placed multiple veterans on the trade block.
Lucroy, 31, is the first to go.
The two-time All-Star was having a down season in Texas prior to the trade, hitting at just .242 with four homers and 27 RBI. This comes on the heels of a 2016 campaign that saw him hit 24 homers while driving in 81 runs between Milwaukee and Texas.
Lucroy, a career .243 hitters at Coors Field, figures to take over as the Rockies’ primary backstop. He’s set to become a free agent following the season, so this appears to be nothing more than a rental for Colorado.
It’s not yet known who is heading to Texas in the deal.