Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy vetoes trade to Indians

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Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a trade to a Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee ubiquitous manager David Stearns reliable Sunday.

The Indians were one of 8 teams on Lucroy’s no-trade list.

“Certainly, if we were during a indicate where we were strongly deliberation posterior a deal, we were gratified with a return,” Stearns told reporters, according to MLB.com. “But Jonathan’s a really good player, as well, and if he’s on a group going forward, we’ll be happy to have him.”

A two-time All-Star, Lucroy is batting .300 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs this season. He has a $4 million income this year as partial of a agreement that includes a $5.25 million group choice for 2017.

According to mixed reports, Lucroy had asked a Indians to mislay a choice year in 2017 from his contract, creation him a giveaway representative this season, a ask that was denied by Cleveland. According to USA Today, another jump was that a Indians would not pledge Lucroy would be their starting catcher subsequent season.

Cleveland’s responded to Lucroy’s requests by revelation a Brewers it was their shortcoming to damp Lucroy and get him to agree to a agreed-upon trade, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

“I know we guys wish [details], though I’m not going to [give them],” Lucroy told reporters, according to MLB.com. “Some resources came adult that done me blank it, obviously. we consider when it comes out, everybody will know why. … I’m not going to criticism on any specifics, zero like that, as many as I’d like to. I’m respecting their routine and what a Brewers are perplexing to do in terms of a trade. If that’s going to occur or not, we don’t know. As of right now, I’m still a Brewer, and I’m going to be until somebody tells me different.”

According to reports, a Brewers would have perceived 4 teenager joining prospects from a Indians. Included among a prospects would have been cherished switch-hitting catcher Francisco Mejia, 20, and outfielder Greg Allen, 23.

Shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang, 20, also would have been headed to Milwaukee, along with another prospect.

Lucroy had told a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this offseason that he wanted to play for a contender.

“I wish to win and we don’t see us winning in a foreseeable future. we wish to go to a World Series. That’s what all players want. Rebuilding is not a lot of fun for any maestro guy,” he said.

Lucroy was hold out of Saturday night’s 5-3 win over a Pittsburgh Pirates as Milwaukee deliberate trade possibilities. The New York Mets and Texas Rangers were among a teams related to Lucroy, with New York reportedly charity a three-player package that enclosed a club’s possess catcher, Travis d’Arnaud, along with a tip awaiting and one some-more piece.

The Indians have been in a marketplace for a catcher given Yan Gomes was put on a infirm list on Jul 18 with a shoulder injury. Gomes, who struggled many of a initial half of a season, is approaching to skip 4 to 8 weeks.

With Gomes out, Chris Gimenez and Roberto Perez have been pity throwing duties, though conjunction has been productive. Gimenez entered Saturday’s diversion batting .200, and Perez — who missed 6 weeks with a damaged ride — is in a 1-for-23 slump.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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