Jonathan Lucroy Continues Fast Start With Cubs
A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun great continues his hot start with his new Major League Baseball team.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 in the Chicago Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Lucroy also helped complete a Jose Quintana strikeout of Scott Kingery in the 5th inning.
Lucroy, who was signed by the Cubs last Thursday, after being waived by the Los Angeles Angels, is now with his 6th MLB club.
Since being acquired by the Cubs, Lucroy is hitting .333 (3-for-9) with two runs batted in.
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 this season, to go along with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in, prior to leaving for Chicago.
The 33-year old Lucroy has played for the Brewers, Rangers, Rockies, A's, Angels, and Cubs throughout his career.
A 2016 MLB All-Star, Lucroy has compiled a .275 career average in 10 seasons, to go along with 107 homers and 541 runs batted in.