Jonathan Lucroy’s arm is akin to a weapon for the Texas Rangers. The catcher and his team will face-off against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of the American League Division Series. It will be his first postseason game since 2011, when he was the starting catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. If you’re curious to know more about Jonathan Lucroy, including his salary, wife and kids, you’ve come to the right place. We have all the information you need to know about Jonathan Lucroy, right here.
Here are some must-know facts about Texas Rangers’ star catcher, Jonathan Lucroy.
Lucroy’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
The Milwaukee Brewers traded him to the Texas Rangers. His contract with the Rangers earns him an annual salary of $4 million. His five-year contract with Milwaukee was worth $11 million.
Lucroy met Sarah Stokes in college and the two have been together ever since. The couple married in 2010 and they have a daughter named Ellia, who’s five years old now. Sarah studied graphic design in college,but is now a stay-at-home mom. Lucroy also has two brothers, David and Matthew. Both of his brothers, and their cousin Jeremy, all play baseball professionally.
This is my #HRDerby experience. #daddytime #loveit @MLB pic.twitter.com/37IIYh41zG
— Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) July 15, 2014
He Had a Severe Hand Injury
In 2012, Jonathan had sustained a hand injury that put him on the disabled list for a season. It was among one of the stranger baseball injuries, that actually had nothing to do with baseball at all! While searching for a sock under his bed in his hotel room, his wife, Sarah had shifted his suitcase, causing it to fall directly on his hand, breaking his pinky finger! Initially, the injury (commonly referred to as a “Boxers Fracture”) didn’t seem so bad, and Lucroy even played right after the accident. But it grew worse and he had to have surgery on it, putting him on the disabled list for at least 10 games. Lucroy’s fans harassed Sarah on social media, which prompted Jonathan to explain to the media that it was an unintentional accident and not to send his wife anymore hate mails.
Also my beautiful wife Sarah came with me…. I’m a lucky man! pic.twitter.com/1gcYOJdfOu
— Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) November 5, 2015
Jonathan hails from Florida where he went to high school. He attended University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he met his wife, Sarah. In college, he played for the Ragin’ Cajuns and he was their most successful player. He owes his baseball playing skills to his father. Rarely do baseball players opt to be catchers from the beginning. Children are usually afraid of getting hit by the ball. But when Lucroy’s father asked the young Jonathan if he wanted to catch, the boy agreed. As a child, he was a big fan of Chipper Jones from the Atlanta Braves.
He Supports the American Troops
His college roommate served in Afghanistan and Lucroy has great appreciation for the men and women of the military. He wears camouflage baseball cleats to show his support to the American Troops. His roommate, John Coker Jr., nearly died in Afghanistan but was saved in time by medical personnel.
From my family to yours, thank you to ALL who fight for, protect, and sacrifice for our freedom.Thank you! pic.twitter.com/NepkXBwYId
— Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) November 11, 2015