Lucroy Signs With Boston
The deal brings the number of catchers in camp to seven. While declining to comment on Lucroy on Tuesday because the deal wasn't yet complete, interim manager Ron Roenicke admitted that there’s no such thing as too many options behind the plate.
“I’ll just answer it this way on that: Depth is huge. Catching depth is huge,” Roenicke said. “So whatever you do there to help your depth is good.”
Lucroy, 33, is a two-time All-Star who has seen his offensive production decline the past two years, hitting .232/.305/.355 with eight homers and 36 RBIs in 101 games with the Angels and Cubs last season. Over 10 big league seasons, Lucroy has 108 home runs, 545 RBIs and a career .274/.335/.416 slash line.