The Colorado Rockies have acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
The Rockies have been looking for catching help for a while now. Acquiring Lucroy solves their issue. Lucroy is a better catcher offensively than their current catchers, Ryan Hanigan and Tony Wolters.
The Rockies find themselves 60-45 this evening and hold possession of a wildcard spot. They have a six game lead over the Chicago Cubs. Barring any last minute shenanigans, the Rockies have a solid chance to reach the postseason. Adding Lucroy will only put them in a positive direction.
Lucroy, 31, has only played for the Rangers since they acquired him last year at the trade deadline. With the Rangers in sell mode, packaging Lucroy to Denver is a smart move, since he is a free agent after the season. Lucroy this year is batting .242 with 4 HRs and 27 RBIs.