Angels DFA Jonathan Lucroy One Game After He Returned From Brutal Collision With Josh Reddick

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If getting trucked by Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick wasn't bad enough, Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been designated for assignment right after being activated from the injured list.

Lucroy's roster spot goes to the recently-acquired catcher Max Stassi.

To make matters worse, Stassi was acquired from the Astros.

The Angels also announced that left-handed pitcher Adam McCreery cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Lucroy suffered a concussion and broken nose in his collision at the plate with Marisnick, leading to a stint on the injured list. Now, the former All-Star backstop will hit waivers and could be claimed by any of the 29 teams.

Lucroy, 33, has been on a steep decline offensively the last few years, and in 74 games this season he's slashing .242/.310/.371 with seven home runs and 30 RBI.

Even though he's not the same offensive player he once was when he was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, Lucroy could provide a contender a nice veteran depth piece, especially since the catcher position is so depleted in talent.