Lucroy is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels. Lucroy started the past four games, but only collected two hits in that span. He'll head to the bench for what seems to be a routine day off, allowing Josh Phegley to slide behind the dish for the afternoon.
Lucroy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Lucroy will receive some time off to rest after logging six straight starts at catcher. Josh Phegley will be the Athletics' backstop in the series finale, working in a battery with Trevor Cahill.
Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and four RBI in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Blue Jays. The catcher has been a one-man wrecking crew as Oakland completed a season sweep of Toronto, going 5-for-9 with two doubles and seven RBI in the just-completed three-game series. Lucroy's .247/.306/.334 slash line on the season remains disappointing, but he could be saving the best for last in his first campaign with the A's.
Lucroy went 1-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a walk Monday in the win over Toronto. Lucroy drove in a run during the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly, and he blew the game open in the eighth on a two-run double. The 32-year-old backstop is slashing .243/.301/.329 with two homers and 36 RBI over 82 tilts this season, though he's struggled to a .186 average through 18 games in July.
Lucroy is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Rockies. Lucroy is set for a day off after making two starts behind the dish. Josh Phegley will handle the catching duties and bat eighth in his stead.
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