Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
21 hours ago

Lucroy is not in the Rangers' lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's the typical "takes breather during afternoon game" routine for most starting catchers. With only four home runs and 19 RBI on the year, Lucroy still hasn't displayed the power his fantasy owners have desired, but since April ended, he's batted .288/.333/.424 in 37 games, which has kept his owners somewhat afloat. Robinson Chirinos takes over behind the plate Thursday.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
5 days ago

Lucroy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

After he was behind the plate a night earlier, Lucroy will get a breather for the afternoon affair, allowing Robinson Chirinos to pick up his second start of the series. Lucroy saw a streak of three consecutive games with two hits come to an end Saturday with an 0-for-4 showing.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
6 days ago

Lucroy went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Friday's 10-4 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Lucroy's third consecutive two-hit performance bumped his batting average up to .275 for the season, a notable achievement for the catcher after he finished April with a .206 mark. While it looks like Lucroy will be dependable asset in the category going forward, he has yet to display the above-average pop and plate discipline that made him an elite option at the position over the previous four seasons. With only 15 extra-base hits over 201 plate appearances and a career-worst 4.1 percent walk rate, Lucroy has delivered an underwhelming .710 OPS, which represents his poorest mark since 2011, his second year in the big leagues.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
1 week ago

Lucroy went 2-for-4 with two runs in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Lucroy closed out an otherwise strong May with a whimper over the final week of the month, but he's picked things up through the first half of June. Though he's batting .300 midway through the new month, Lucroy has only accrued three RBI and five runs during that span due to the lack of impact bats around him.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
2 weeks ago

Lucroy is out of Saturday's lineup against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

His bat has heated up, as expected, hitting .315/.347/.467 with two home runs and just nine strikeouts over his last 92 at-bats. Robinson Chirinos gets the start in the day game following last night's affair in D.C.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
2 weeks ago

Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 5-2 win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was just his fourth of the year and first since May 20, as the 30-year-old catcher continues to struggle in his first full season with Texas. Lucroy's .268/.311/.399 slash line looks very similar to his 2015 performance with the Brewers, but his career-low 7.8 percent strikeout rate suggests his numbers could rise somewhat if he has a little better luck on balls in play over the summer.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
2 weeks ago

Lucroy will get the day off for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

In his place, Robinson Chirinos gets the start behind the plate with Yu Darvish on the bump. During Tuesday's game, Lucroy went 1-for-5 with a run scored, bringing his 2017 batting average to .256/.297/.372. This will give the 30-year-old an extra day of rest as the Rangers have Thursday off before beginning a three-game set in Washington.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Lucroy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

With the Rangers off the schedule Monday, Lucroy will get two full days to recuperate by ducking out of the lineup in the series finale. Robinson Chirinos will handle catching duties in place of Lucroy, who had started in each of the past six games, going 5-for-25 with an RBI.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Lucroy went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's 10-8 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Rangers manager Jeff Banister gave Lucroy a day off behind the plate and used him at designated hitter, but that lineup choice didn't bear fruit, as Lucroy was the only Texas starter who failed to record a hit. Lucroy had previously occupied the cleanup spot in the lineup, but he moved down to sixth Monday with Adrian Beltre (calf) making his season debut. Now that Beltre is healthy again and set to assume an everyday role, Lucroy might slot into the bottom half of the order on a more regular basis, though it's not expected that his run-producing opportunities will take much of a hit.

Jonathan Lucroy
C/DH TEX
4 weeks ago

Lucroy is out of Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He started the previous seven games, notching four doubles and a home run over that stretch. Robinson Chirinos will start at catcher and hit cleanup.