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Governors catcher Lucas signs with Red Sox


APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University baseball catcher Trey Lucas has signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, Govs head coach Gary McClure announced, Wednesday.

Trey Lucas

Lucas, a Knoxville native, was the Govs starting catcher each of his last three season and made 165 starts in 186 career games played. His .341 career batting average is eighth-best all-time and included a .382 batting average as a junior. Lucas 47 career doubles were seventh-most in program history  and his 130 RBI were 10th most. He was a 2009 second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection after being named to the 2007 OVC All-Freshman team.

Lucas is expected to play for the Red Sox’ Gulf Coast League affiliate. He is the third Governors player to sign a free-agent contract, joining starting pitcher Stephen Huff (Chicago White Sox) and closer Zach Gerler (Washington Nationals).




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