Lucroy, whom the Red Sox signed to a minor league contract over the winter, made one appearance for the team earlier this season. The 34-year-old has now appeared in the majors in 11 consecutive seasons, but the two-time All-Star’s shine has come off over the past few campaigns.
Once rightly regarded as an elite two-way catcher with the Brewers, Lucroy’s production at the plate has cratered since 2017. Likewise, while Lucroy used to be an elite framer, he has experienced difficulty in that regard during the past few years. He’ll likely try for another contract with a new team – one worse than the Red Sox behind the plate. Their top two backstops, Christian Vazquez and Kevin Plawecki, have performed well this year.