Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had himself quite a game during the team’s Wednesday matinee, and that’s possibly underestimating the situation.
After starting things off slow with a pair of RBI singles in the first and second innings, Arenado promptly went on a tear with home runs in each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth frames, including a three-run homer for the last of those.
Lucroy will immediately slot into the starting job for the Rox, being traded for the second consecutive year after being shipped from the Brewers to the Rangers last season. Colorado has now made two impact moves for deadline rentals, as the club acquired reliever Pat Neshek from the Phillies earlier in the week.
Lucroy, 31, has hit .242/.297/.338 with four homers in 77 games for Texas, posting an overall -0.5 WAR in that span. He is earning $5.25 million this year before hitting free agency this winter.
Texas’ return for Lucroy appears underwhelming, even without the player’s identity revealed. It’s not a 2017 draft pick, as those players are not eligible to be involved as PTBNLs until after the season.
Texas sent prospects Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz and Ryan Cordell to Milwaukee last year for Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who is also being shopped in Cheap Rugby Jerseys UK trades. Brinson and Ortiz are two of the top prospects in Milwaukee’s system and Cordell was recently flipped for reliever Cheap Retro NBA Jerseys Anthony Swarzak.