By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
LUCIUS Fox Jr became the latest Bahamian baseball player in the country’s history to receive his call up to the Major Leagues.
Fox’s brief call up lasted just a single game when the Kansas City Royals announced his promotion on July 30, hours ahead of a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Canada.
Fox did not make his official debut on the field in the contest and the following day, he was optioned back down to the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers.
Fox will remain with the Royals “Taxi Squad”, the designated name for the group of substitute players who shuffle between the major league team and its AAA affiliate depending on short-term needs.
For the 2021 season, a club is permitted to carry up to five additional Taxi Squad players on all road trips with the Major League team.
On the season with the Storm Chasers, Fox, the No.26 prospect in the Royals pipeline, is hitting .200 with a .327 OBP, .601 OPS, 19 hits, one home run, nine RBI 15 runs scored and seven stolen bases.
Fox had hits in three of his last four games prior to the call up. On July 18, he finished with three stolen bases and scored two runs.
In June, Fox had his best stretch of the season and produced several multi-hit games. He was also briefly slowed by injury this season and spent time in Arizona Complex League. While on injury assignment with the ACL Royals, Fox hit his first home run of the season before he returned to the AAA level on July 6.
Last season, Fox was traded for the second time in his career when the Tampa Bay Rays sent him to the Royals in exchange for outfielder Brett Phillips.
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