It was reported on Wednesday that the Chicago Cubs were going to sign veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who was recently DFA'd by the Los Angeles Angels, after the latest injury to All-Star catcher Willson Contreras.
On Thursday, the Cubs made the signing official and announced that catcher Taylor Davis would be optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
This makes all the sense in the world for both Lucroy and the Cubs. Obviously, if you are Lucroy, you get to play for a contending team in a division you're familiar with. For the Cubs, they now have a respected backstop who was once an All-Star catcher to play in place of the injured Contreras.
In 74 games with the Angels, Lucroy slashed .242/.310/.371 with seven home runs and 30 RBI.
The 33-year-old veteran is not the former Brewers catcher who use to torment the Cubs with his bat, but he's better than most backups and maybe getting back in the NL in this division will help.