In what has to be considered a pretty shocking move, the Los Angeles Angels announced on Friday that they have designated two-time All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy for assignment.
Despite some overall struggles at the plate in 2019, this has to be seen as a major surprise. A veteran of 10 MLB season, Lucroy handled the young Angels pitching staff extremely well.
It’s not like Los Angeles is getting an upgrade from the plate, either. The team acquired Max Stassi from the Houston Astros during the trade deadline.