Lucas was released from his minor league contract with the Mariners on Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. A poor start for Lucas down at Triple-A Tacoma (.224/.259/.396) and Dae-ho Lee's emergence as a viable platoon bat effectively eliminated any chance Lucas had to reach Seattle. He will look to catch on elsewhere, but the 33-year-old will be hard pressed to receive another major league opportunity.
Lucas signed a minor league contract with the Mariners on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Lucas, a veteran right-handed hitter, is a versatile infielder that has experience at all four infield spots. He spent last season at Triple-A Round Rock in the Rangers organization, where he hit .316/.389/.420 with six home runs and 17 doubles. As Rosenthal points out, he could be a viable option in place of Adam Lind when the Mariners face left-handed pitching.
The Rangers reassigned infielder Ed Lucas and outfielder Carlos Peguero to minor-league camp Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Lucas hit .300/.356/.375 in 40 spring at-bats but also struck out 14 times. Peguero hit .340/.415/.511 while striking out 18 times in 47 at-bats.
The Rangers announced Monday they signed infielder Ed Lucas to a minor-league deal, which include an invite to spring training, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lucas hit .251 with one home run, five doubles and nine RBI in 69 games with the Marlins last season. He has a .255 average in 163 career MLB games.
The Rangers tried to outright three players to Triple-A Friday. Both Ed Lucas and Alfredo Figaro accepted the assignments and will head to Triple-A. Nate Adcock declined the assignment and will become a free-agent.