The Red Sox will remove the trap Jonathan Lucroy from your list today and call your right hand Chrisas Mazza of which alternate training locations in Pawtucket, Chad Jennings and Ken Rosenthal from The Athletic (via Twitter). The exact nature of the movement is not clear. It may be that Lucroy will just be assigned an appointment, but it is also conceivable that he could be sent to another club that needs to catch depth.
Lucroy, 34, the third catcher, fell short of the Boston Open Day list Christianas Vazquezas and Kevin Plaweckisbut it still doesn’t match the look of the record with the Sox. He split the 2019 season among angels and chicks, hitting the overall .232 / .305 / .355 pace in 101 games and 328 record performances.
It’s been more than three full years since Lucroy enjoyed his last over-average season at the record, but for a time he was considered one of the game’s elite behind the scenes. From 2012-16, Lucroy beat .291 / .353 / .465 (120 OPS +), drawing elite framing marks and capturing a solid 27.5 percent. Theft rate of caught items. But those days are long gone. Over the past three seasons, Lucroy has reached a .248 / .315 / .350 exit as his defensive ratings have plummeted.
Instead, the Sox will complement 30-year-old Mazz, a off-season opt-out lawsuit from Mets, which has just 16 1/3 MLB inns. Although Mazza doesn’t have much extensive league experience, he turned 3.67 ERA with 7.3 K / 9 last year, compared to 2.1 BB / 9, in 76 Triple-A shots – particularly solid marks given the attack there. . The overall Mazza ERA is 3.72 or better at the level of each individual minor league, and its composite 3.21 ERA is 7.4 K / 9 and 2.5 BB / 9. It also regularly announces a great globe mark thanks to a heavy ditch, which has one of the lowest speeds of MLB (which is a good thing for drowning).