Lucroy is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees. After catching all 10 innings in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Yankees, Lucroy will head to the bench for Saturday's matinee. Robinson Chirinos will start behind the dish in his place.
Lucroy is not in the Rangers' lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. It's the typical "takes breather during afternoon game" routine for most starting catchers. With only four home runs and 19 RBI on the year, Lucroy still hasn't displayed the power his fantasy owners have desired, but since April ended, he's batted .288/.333/.424 in 37 games, which has kept his owners somewhat afloat. Robinson Chirinos takes over behind the plate Thursday.
Lucroy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. After he was behind the plate a night earlier, Lucroy will get a breather for the afternoon affair, allowing Robinson Chirinos to pick up his second start of the series. Lucroy saw a streak of three consecutive games with two hits come to an end Saturday with an 0-for-4 showing.
Lucroy went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Friday's 10-4 win over the Mariners. Lucroy's third consecutive two-hit performance bumped his batting average up to .275 for the season, a notable achievement for the catcher after he finished April with a .206 mark. While it looks like Lucroy will be a dependable asset in the category going forward, he has yet to display the above-average pop and plate discipline that made him an elite option at the position over the previous four seasons. With only 15 extra-base hits over 201 plate appearances and a career-worst 4.1 percent walk rate, Lucroy has delivered an underwhelming .710 OPS, which represents his poorest mark since 2011, his second year in the big leagues.
Lucroy went 2-for-4 with two runs in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Astros. Lucroy closed out an otherwise strong May with a whimper over the final week of the month, but he's picked things up through the first half of June. Though he's batting .300 midway through the new month, Lucroy has only accrued three RBI and five runs during that span due to the lack of impact bats around him.
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