The Chicago White Sox have released veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who didn't make the team's major-league roster this spring, according to FanSided's Robert Murray.
Sources: Jonathan Lucroy has been released by the Chicago White Sox. He hit .333/.478/.389 this spring and with no shortage of teams needing a catcher, should land with another team soon.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) March 29, 2021
Lucroy reportedly asked for his release after being informed that he would not crack the Opening Day roster. Keeping Lucroy would've required opening another 40-man roster spot, which the team already needs to do for Andrew Vaughn and potentially Jake Lamb.
According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, Lucroy is looking for a major-league deal and has a "good chance to find one."
Jonathan Lucroy didn’t make the stacked White Sox despite .478 obp this spring. Looking for MLB deal. Good chance to find one.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 29, 2021
The 34-year-old has had a solid spring training with the White Sox, slashing .333/.478/.389 in 14 games.
It's unclear which teams might be interested in signing the veteran and former All-Star.
Chicago is expected to deploy Yasmani Grandal as its starting catcher, with Zack Collins the No. 2 guy.