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Hot-Hitting Lucroy Promoted To Sounds04/20/2010 1:20 PM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, the #5 prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers organization as rated by Baseball America, has been promoted to the Nashville Sounds and will be in uniform for tonight's 7:05 p.m. game against Oklahoma City.
The 23-year-old backstop opened the year at Double-A Huntsville and is currently 7th among all minor league players with a .452 batting average (19-for-42) through 10 games of action.
Lucroy has hit safely in each of his 10 games this season for the Stars, including six multiple-hit efforts. His 19 hits rank 5th in the minors, and he has posted three doubles and five RBIs.
His .452 average currently tops the Southern League, as do his 19 hits and .500 on-base percentage.
In 2009, Lucroy batted .267 with 32 doubles, nine home runs, and 66 RBIs in 125 games for Huntsville, where he was a Southern League mid-season All-Star selection. He participated in the Arizona Fall League after the season.
Lucroy, Milwaukee's 3rd round selection in the June 2007 draft, has been an All-Star selection in each of his three professional seasons. In addition, he was a non-roster invitee to Brewers Major League spring training each of the past two years.