Jul 7, 2021, 3:15:31 PMyebscore

Braves select Jonathan Lucroy, option William Contreras

The Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Jonathan Lucroy on Wednesday after optioning fellow catcher William Contreras to Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves moved left-handed pitcher Grant Dayton to the 60-day injured list to make room for Lucroy on the 40-man roster. Lucroy, 35, figures to be in the mix for at-bats with Kevan Smith. Lucroy appeared in five games for the Washington Nationals this season before signing a minor league deal with the Braves. He was hitting .220 in 31 games at Triple-A Gwinnett. Lucroy, a two-time All-Star, is a career .274 hitter with 108 home runs. Contreras, 23, is hitting .204 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 44 games this season. He's mired in an 0-for-12 slump over his last four appearances. --Field Level Media