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Jonathan Lucroy signed by Atlanta Braves

Jonathan Lucroy signed by Atlanta Braves

The Braves signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy to a minor league contract, according to David O’Brien and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Lucroy will report to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Lucroy, 34, had been searching for a team since the Nationals designated him for assignment on April 12, although he was selective in selecting a club.

Lucroy reportedly turned down several minor league offers in hopes of landing a guaranteed deal, but that was a tough sell when you consider how the former star’s career has gone since its 2010-16 peak with the Brewers and Los Angeles. Watchers.

Lucroy spent part of 2017-19 with five different teams: the Rangers, Rockies, Athletics, Angels and Cubs, but he was not very successful outside of Colorado during that span.

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He combined to hit .248 / .315 / .350 with 18 home runs and minus-0.1 fWAR in 1,263 plate appearances in those three seasons, and his ability to frame the pitch, once acclaimed, eroded at the same time.

As a result, he has appeared in just six games since last year (one with the Red Sox and five with the Nationals).

Lucroy will now add some depth to a Braves team in need behind the plate.

Starter Travis d’Arnaud underwent surgery on a torn thumb ligament earlier this month and won’t be back until at least July.

Also, Alex Jackson has been out all month with a hamstring strain. And Tyler Flowers, who the Braves re-signed to a minor compact on May 6, decided to retire on Friday.

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Atlanta now relies on William Contreras and Jeff Mathis as its top two options at the Major League level. (GG) (MLB Rumors)

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