Lucroy is out of the lineup against the White Sox on Wednesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lucroy will receive a standard day off for maintenance purposes as Bruce Maxwell draws the start for the series finale. During Tuesday's contest, Lucroy managed his second three-hit game in the past week and drove in three runs, which brings his 2018 RBI total to four.
Lucroy went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run in Oakland's 10-2 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday. Lucroy is still without a home run on the season but he was able to bump his average up to .280 and on-base percentage to a solid .357 with this three-hit effort. He seems to be getting plenty of at-bats behind the plate for Oakland in the early going, but he'll have to start putting up more counting stats and, ideally, hitting for a bit more power before he can reclaim the status he once possessed as one of the game's top-hitting catching options.
Lucroy is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Mariners. Lucroy has been behind the plate for each of the last five games, including the first two contests of the series. The veteran backstop will give way to Bruce Maxwell on Sunday, but should be available off the bench if needed.
Lucroy went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a 16-6 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. It was the first three-hit day of Lucroy's young Athletics tenure, and his second multi-hit effort of the season overall. The 31-year-old backstop has been steady at the plate thus far this season despite still being in search of his first home run, as he's hit safely in seven of 10 games and compiled three doubles.
Lucroy is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Bruce Maxwell will start behind the plate in place of Lucroy. The day off will be Lucroy's third in the Athletics' opening ten games, a fairly typical amount of playing time for a starting catcher. He's had a decent start to the season, hitting .269/.321/.346 through 28 plate appearances.
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