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SFGate Apr 6, 2018

Bruce Maxwell adjusting to A’s backup catcher role

ANAHEIM - Bruce Maxwell is in something of a new situation: For the first time in his career, he won’t get the bulk of the playing time at catcher. Maxwell is now the A’s backup behind Jonathan Lucroy, acquired during spring training, and he’s learning to adjust to limited at-bats. “Honestly, I’m not worrying about it,” Maxwell said. “I’m just trying to make sure I’m always prepared, that’s the hardest part - the extra stuff, away from the field, that’s what I need to make sure I stay on top of, doing all my extra work. Honestly, I’m...
SFGate Apr 5, 2018

Jonathan Lucroy making it tough to run on A’s

After Jonathan Lucroy’s mediocre season in 2017, word among scouts was that the catcher’s skills had diminished, including his arm. In the first week of the 2018 season, however, Lucroy’s work behind the plate for the A’s looks good - particularly his arm. After throwing out Texas outfielder Drew Robinson in the second inning and Elvis Andrus in the sixth Thursday, Lucroy has caught five of seven attempted base stealers overall. “He’s a competitor,” one scout said Thursday. “The tools are slowing, but he’s making adjustments - much respect...
The Mercury News Apr 4, 2018

Bruce Maxwell utilizing Jonathan Lucroy’s presence as resource for development

A's catcher Bruce Maxwell is trying to soak up as much knowledge as he can from Jonathan Lucroy.
SportsDay Apr 3, 2018
Rangers waste away opportunities in loss to A's

Rangers waste away opportunities in loss to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 3-1 on Monday night, spoiling the Rangers debut of Bartolo Colon.Matt Chapman homered for the second time in two days, and Matt Olson and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits apiece for Oakland. The A's had lost three straight since beating the Angels on opening day.Joey Gallo singled in a run for Texas. The Rangers have dropped six consecutive road openers and nine consecutive games at the Coliseum.Called up from the minors before the game, Colon allowed seven hits in six innings....
The Mercury News Mar 31, 2018

A’s comeback falls short against Angels, wasting Sean Manaea’s impressive performance

OAKLAND — The A’s appeared to be setting the stage for some more late-inning heroics, but they were denied a walk-off win for the second consecutive game. Trailing 2-0 entering the ninth, Jonathan Lucroy brought home a run on a single to right that cut the deficit to one run. But with runners on the […]

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