Versatile Ed Lucas Could Join Bench.

15 Mar

AP Image 2011

According to an article posted yesterday on the Braves official news page, Ed Lucas is a contender for one of the club’s bench spots.

Lucas played seven professional seasons for the Royals before signing a minor league contract with the Braves. With eight current Royals players/staff being former Braves, Lucas heard great things about the Bravos and looked forward to getting to be a part of the organization.

“Guys usually have a tendency to downplay or trash wherever they came from,” Lucas said. “But every guy that came over there never had anything but good things to say about this organization. So when I had a chance to come over here, I was very excited.”

Lucas is a classic utility player who was quoted stating, “I’ve just done whatever I could do to stay in the lineup… I pride myself on my ability to play everywhere and I’m comfortable everywhere.”

His ability to come in as a backup for SS Alex Gonzalez bodes well for his chances to make the Opening Day lineup.

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