Rumor Central: Will the Rangers shop Jonathan Lucroy?

Jonathan Lucroy has a .385 slugging percentage this season, 53 points below his career average. Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers could look to deal catcher Jonathan Lucroy if they fall out of realistic contention in the AL wild-card race, suggests Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

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The Rangers are among a group of eight teams within 1.5 games of one another in the wide-open wild-card competition.

Lucroy is hitting just .267/.311/.385 this season, and his trade value would be substantially less than last July when the Rangers sent a boatload of prominent prospects to the Brewers as part of the deal for the 2014 All-Star.

The 31-year-old Lucroy is the final year of a six-year contract that will pay him $5.25 million this season.

-- Doug Mittler