Jonathan Lucroy Excited About Signing With The A’s – VIDEO
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun standout Jonathan Lucroy is excited about his new baseball home.
A native of Eustis, Florida, Lucroy signed a one-year, $6.5 million free agent contract with the Oakland Athletics last Saturday.
A member of the UL baseball squad from 2005-2007, before being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third round of the 2007 amateur entry draft.
Lucroy, a two-time National League All-Star selection (2014 & 2016), began last season with the Texas Rangers, before being traded to the Colorado Rockies in late July.
Last season, with the Rangers, was a disappointment for Lucroy, hitting only a .242 with 4 home runs and 27 runs batted in, before bouncing back a little, hitting a .310 with 2 homers and 13 RBI's over the final two months with the Rockies.
So, between stints in Texas and Colorado last season, the 31-year old Lucroy hit a .265, to go along with 6 homers and 40 RBI's.
Below, Lucroy talks about signing with the A's, as well as his offseason workouts:
Below, A's manager Bob Melvin and general manager Robert Forst talk about the team's addition of Lucroy: