Lucy thankful for White Sox opportunity

Lucy thankful for White Sox opportunity

CLEVELAND -- Selected by the White Sox in the second round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Donny Lucy has spent eight years with the organization. He has seen big league time over the past two years and back in 2007, covering 36 at-bats and 19 games.

Lucy was taken off the 40-man roster after the 2010 campaign, but he elected to come back as non-roster invitee to Spring Training. He attributes the team's familiarity with his work as a reason for his callup from Triple-A Charlotte on Aug. 16.

"When it came down to it, it was pretty much going to be the same situation with other teams as it was here," Lucy said. "I was just talking to my agent and family, and we decided if I was going to make a lateral move, I should do it with an organization that knows me. It has worked out in that they felt comfortable enough to bring me up when A.J. [Pierzynski] got hurt.

"With another organization, I'm not sure that would have happened. That's the advantages of being the guy who has been with the same organization and they know you."

That same roster move could take place during this offseason, but Lucy will examine his future options when the time comes.

"[I'll] just kind of finish up this season and go home and talk with my agent at some point," said the 29-year-old Lucy. "I don't know if they are going to keep me on the roster or designate me. I'll be ready for either situation.

"Every offseason brings different opportunities. I'm eight, nine years into my career, so we'll see what happens. But it has been a good run with the White Sox. If I'm back here next year, that's great. If not, that's fine, too."