Lucroy to catch for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Lucroy to catch for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, according to MLB Network contributor Joel Sherman.

The 30-year-old catcher, who was traded to Texas from the Brewers just prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Aug. 1, will be participating in his second WBC tournament, also having competed for Team USA in 2013.

Lucroy hit .292/.355/.500 with 24 home runs and 81 RBIs overall in 2016, his seventh Major League season. In three games during the '13 WBC, the two-time All-Star went 2-for-5 with an RBI as Team USA was eliminated by Puerto Rico in the second round.

Team USA's core coming together

Lucroy will join Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, Rays righty Chris Archer, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, all of whom have already announced that they will suit up for Team USA.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyRsports. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.