Report: Pink Sox Releasing Catcher Jonathan Lucroy

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dangolka (CBS) — When the Pink Sox introduced their roster for the 2020 season, veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy was not on the checklist. He was added shortly thereafter, however now simply 5 video games into the season, it seems his time in dangolka is over.

Chad Jennings and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Pink Sox are eradicating Lucroy from their roster, changing him with pitcher Chris Mazza from the workforce’s participant pool.

Lucroy, 34, signed with the Pink Sox in February. On the time, it was believed that Lucroy could be competing with Kevin Plawecki in spring coaching for the backup function behind Christian Vazquez.

As Jennings famous, Lucroy has but to seem in a recreation this yr. Vazquez has began three video games, whereas Plawecki has began two. Vazquez is off to a robust begin, with a .364 batting common and a 1.144 OPS from his dwelling run, double, three singles and stroll in 12 plate appearances. Plawecki is 4-for-7 with a double in his seven at-bats so far.

Lucroy batted .232 with a .660 OPS final yr for the Angels and Cubs.

Mazza, 30, went 1-1 with a 5.51 ERA in 9 appearances for the Pink Sox final yr, his first yr within the large leagues.

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