The Texas Rangers traded catcher Jonathan Lucroy of Eustis, Florida to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later on Sunday. The move significantly improves the Rockies at catcher for the rest of the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
Lucroy batted .242 with four home runs and 27 runs batted in with the Rangers in 77 games in 2017. In 281 at bats and 306 plate appearances, Lucroy scored 27 runs, 68 hits, 15 doubles, one stolen base and 19 walks. He struck out 32 times, had an on base percentage of .297 and a slugging percentage of .338.
The Rockies will be hoping that they get the Jonathan Lucroy who caught for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2010 to 2016. While in Milwaukee, he was a two-time all-star and led Major League Baseball in doubles in 2014 with 53. He became the first catcher in the modern era (since 1900) to lead Major League Baseball in doubles.
Colorado meanwhile has had a respectable 2017 Major League Baseball season and are set to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. They currently have a record of 60 wins and 46 losses and lead the Milwaukee Brewers by five and a half games for the second wildcard spot in the National League.