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The New Guy is Here, Comfortable, and Starting

Chicago Cubs

Like we said earlier today, the Cubs and Jonathan Lucroy have an advantage over many midseason catcher marriages, in that the former long-time Brewer is already familiar with a number of the Cubs’ pitchers from that capacity, and also from his time on the Rangers.

His integration with the club should therefore be a lot easier, and he was already talking about how it’ll be nice to already know quite a bit, rather than having to learn his pitchers on the fly:

That will include tonight’s starter, Cole Hamels, whom Lucroy caught in Texas. In service of the transition, no doubt – and to give Victor Caratini a breather – Lucroy will be right in there catching Hamels tonight.

Physically, Lucroy says he’s totally over the nasty collision from early July:

He’ll integrate well, I’m sure, but Lucroy probably does already have one enemy in the clubhouse:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.