Even the Angels are reportedly working toward a deal with free-agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a source confirmed to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported the deal is for a year and $3.35 million and also could net Lucroy as far as $4 million with performance bonuses.

Lucroy, known for his bat and also pitch-framing skills, was an allstar as recently as 20-16, but has endured consecutive down years with the Rangers, Rockies and A’s. He struck .241/.291/.325 in 126 games for Oakland last season.

Even the Angels are reportedly working toward a deal with free-agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a source confirmed to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported the deal is for a year and $3.35 million and also could net Lucroy as far as $4 million with performance bonuses.

Lucroy, known for his bat and also pitch-framing skills, was an allstar as recently as 20-16, but has endured consecutive down years with the Rangers, Rockies and A’s. He struck .241/.291/.325 in 126 games for Oakland last season.

The Angels miss experienced choices at Orientation with Martin Maldonado a freeagent. Jose Briceno, who played 46 games as a rookie last season, and Kevan Smith, who had been claimed off waivers from the White Sox at October and played with parts of three seasons in Chicago, will be the only back-stops on the 40-man roster.

The club was once considered on the list of frontrunners to property freeagent Yasmani Grandal, the very best catcher available on the current market, however, the prior Dodgers backstop would likely be considered a more expensive alternative.

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