Former UL Baseball Star Jonathan Lucroy Signs with White Sox
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Baseball star Jonathan Lucroy will have a new professional organization to call home during the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
A catcher, Lucroy agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
For Lucroy, the White Sox will be his 8th organization during his career, as well as his 8th since 2016.
Lucroy will battle for the backup catching position with the White Sox, behind starter Yasmani Grandal.
Seby Zavala and Yermin Mercedes are other catchers on Chicago's 40-man roster.
After one at-bat with the Boston Red Sox in 2020, Lucroy was sent to the team's alternate site, where he stayed for the remainder of the season.
Lucroy, who finished the 2019 season with the Chicago Cubs, after being waived by the Los Angeles Angels, made his Major League debut in 2010.
A member of the UL baseball squad from 2005-2007, before being drafted by Milwaukee in the third round of the 2007 amateur entry draft, Lucroy spent his first 6-and-a-half seasons with the Brewers, who, like the Cubs, are members of the National League Central.
A native of Eustis, Florida, Lucroy hit .242 with the Angels in 2019, to go along with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in, prior to leaving for Chicago, where he hit .189 with one homer and six RBI's.
The 34-year old Lucroy has played for the Brewers, Rangers, Rockies, A's, Angels, Cubs, and Red Sox throughout his career.
A 2016 MLB All-Star, Lucroy has compiled a .274 career average in 10 seasons, to go along with 108 homers and 545 runs batted in.