Ed Lucas Claimed by Texas Rangers


ARLINGTON, Tex. — The Texas Rangers announced Friday afternoon they have claimed infielder Ed Lucas on waiver from the Miami Marlins.

Lucas was drafted in the 8th round by the Kansas City Royals in 2004. He was in the minors with four different teams, Royals, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Miami Marlins, before making his debut on May 29, 2013 with the Marlins.

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Over his 11 seasons in the minors Ed Lucas had 495 run, 934 hits with 66 home runs, and 423 RBI. He has a batting line of .278/.351/.398 in that time span.

After playing in 94 games Ed Lucas finished the ’13 season with 43 runs, 90 hits, 14 doubles, a triple, four homers, and 28 RBI. His slash line for the season was .256/.311/.336.

Ed Lucas started the 2014 season on the Miami Marlins disabled list due to a fractured left hand. He had 189 plate appearances in 69 games. Lucas ended the season with a hitting line of .251/.283/.296, and had 19 runs, 45 hits and 9 RBI.

The 32-year old righty might be a good claim for the Texas Rangers as an utility infielder with Mitch Moreland entering arbitration this year.

With this most recent claim, the Texas Rangers now have 38 men on their 40-man roster. As the season comes to an end and players become free agents after the World Series I am eager to see what moves Jon Daniels is going to make in order to for the Rangers be a contending team in 2015.