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Former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy joins rival Chicago Cubs, report says

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 18:14:11-04

CHICAGO -- Two-time All-Star and former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has signed with NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs, according to a report from MLB Network.

MLB Network's insider Jon Heyman first broke the news on Twitter.

Lucroy spent seven seasons as Milwaukee's catcher, racking up a .284 batting average across 805 games. After he was traded to the Texas Rangers during the 2016 season, Lucroy has spent time with the Colorado Rockie, the Oakland Athletics, and the Los Angels Angels.

This season, the catcher is hitting .242 with 30 RBIs and 7 home runs.

Chicago had an opening to fill at backstop since Willson Contreras was injured over the weekend.

Lucroy was selected to the MLB All-Star Game in both 2014 and 2016. He finished in 4th place in MVP voting at the end of the 2014 season.