Athletics To Sign Jonathan Lucroy

The Athletics have agreed to sign catcher Jonathan Lucroy, per MLB.com’s Jane Lee (via Twitter). It’s a one-year deal, according to the report.

Entering the winter, MLBTR predicted that Lucroy would command a two-year, $24MM commitment. We cited the A’s as a possible suitor, but at the time it seemed likelier that Lucroy would choose a team more clearly positioned to contend, given his own comments on the subject.

As was the case for others, of course, the free-agent market did not really develop as expected for the veteran backstop. The Rockies — who employed Lucroy for the second half of the 2017 season — had interest but pivoted to Chris Iannetta, who ended up being one of three catchers (joining Welington Castillo and Alex Avila) to secure two-year commitments.

Lee and ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick previously had reported a deal was close.

from MLB Trade Rumors http://ift.tt/2FpW7lF

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