Report: Lucroy turned down 3-year, $21M offer from Rockies in November
Jonathan Lucroy had ambitions of signing a lucrative contract this winter, but was forced to accept a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics on Friday after his market failed to develop.
Had Lucroy accepted the original deal presented to him by the Colorado Rockies in November, his wallet would have been a little fatter, as he reportedly rejected a three-year, $21-million contract in November to return to Denver, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.
After Lucroy declined the offer, the Rockies proceeded to sign Chris Iannetta to a two-year, $8.5-million deal.
Despite struggling through the first part of the season with the Texas Rangers, Lucroy played well following his trade to Colorado, hitting .310/.429/.437 with two home runs and six doubles in 46 games.
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