Brewers Catcher Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Potential Trade to the Cleveland Indians
MILWAUKEE - Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a potential trade that would have sent the All-Star to Cleveland for a package of four prospects.
GM David Stearns as he was informed of the veto by Lucroy's agent this morning. The Indians were one of eight teams on Lucroy's no-trade list, meaning he has the right to veto any deal to that team.
Lucroy is under contract until the end of the 2017 season, and reportedly wanted a financial commitment from the Indians before approving the deal. Some reports Sunday morning say Lucroy was concerned over playing time in Cleveland. The Indians have catcher Yan Gomes, who is hurt right now, but will return to the team later this year.
Not only did Lucroy remain on the roster today, surprise move, he appeared as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. Brewers fans gave Lucroy a standing ovation in what might be his last at bat as a Milwaukee Brewer.
The Brewers now head to San Diego. The trade deadline is Monday, and there's no indication on what Lucroy's future will be. He even mentioned at his locker that he might end up with Milwaukee for the rest of the season.