The Rockies have expressed interest in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to Major League sources. A trade is not imminent, but the Rockies are looking to upgrade their catching as Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. MLB.com's Thomas Harding is also reporting the Rockies have interest in Alex Avila of the Tigers and Kurt Suzuki of the Braves. The Rangers have not committed to being "sellers" at the Trade Deadline, but they have made it clear they are willing to talk about certain players. Lucroy is one of them as the Rangers have Robinson Chirinos and Brett Nicholas behind him. Chirinos is currently dealing with a sprained left ankle and is day to day. Nicholas was called up on Monday to give the Rangers an extra catcher. The Rangers still have their eyes on the Wild Card race, but went into Tuesday's game with the Marlins 3 1/2 games out. They were 18 games behind the Astros in the American League West. "We are trying to win baseball games," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "That's the mindset here every day. That's the only thing we can do is own the day."
Sources: Rockies interested in Lucroy
MLB.com | Jul 26