Lucius Fox

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Lucius Fox was signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 2015. The signing bonus was $6 million; Baseball America named him the #3 international prospect and the #4 Giants prospect. He began his pro career in 2016 with the Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League. In 75 games as the team's starting shortstop, he hit .207/.305/.277. On August 1st, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays along with 3B Matt Duffy and P Michael Santos in return for P Matt Moore.

He was named a member of the World team for the 2017 Futures Game.

On August 27, 2020, he was traded by the Rays to the Kansas City Royals in return for OF Brett Phillips. He was briefly called up to the Show in 2021, but did not appear in any games. The Royals placed him on waivers after an injury-plagued season that saw him hit .245 in 63 minor league games and he was claimed by the Baltimore Orioles, then two weeks later was waived again and claimed this time by the Washington Nationals. He was slated to open the 2022 season in AAA with the Rochester Red Wings but on April 7th, he was called up to the big team just before Opening Day, when Ehire Adrianza was placed on the injured list. He made his debut on April 10th, starting at shortstop against the New York Mets, going 0 for 2 with a sacrifice hit, a run scored and an RBI in a 4-2 win. On April 27th, he started at shortstop in a game in which Jazz Chisholm was starting at second base for the Miami Marlins, making it the first time since 1961 that two players from the Bahamas had appeared in the same game. The two were just the 8th and 9th players from the islands in major league history, and the previous pair had been Andre Rodgers and Tony Curry. Jazz and Lucius had known each other since they were kids playing Little League Baseball, making the moment even more special. However, Lucius went 0 for 4 and was still looking for his first major league hit after starting his career 0 for 18 through 8 games.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jessica Camerato: "Childhood dream realized as Chisholm, Fox make history: Pair becomes first Bahamas natives to play in same MLB game since 1961",, April 28, 2022. [1]

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