The Chicago Cubs are signing Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels last Friday. He cleared waivers and was unconditionally released on Wednesday.

Lucroy will share catching duties with Victor Caratini while Willson Contreras recovers from a right hamstring strain.

"Victor has done well and this doesn't put Victor on the shelf," Joe Maddon said. "They'll both play. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to do that."