Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy vetoes trade to Indians

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a trade to the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee general manager David Stearns confirmed Sunday.

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

A two-time All-Star, Lucroy is batting .300 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs this season. He has a $4 million salary this year as part of a contract that includes a $5.25 million team option for 2017.

According to multiple reports, Lucroy had asked the Indians to remove the option year in 2017 from his contract, making him a free agent this season, a request that was denied by Cleveland. According to USA Today, another hurdle was that the Indians would not guarantee that Lucroy would be the Indians starting catcher next season.

Cleveland’s response to Lucroy’s requests was to tell the Brewers that it was their responsibility to appease Lucroy and get him to consent to the agreed-upon trade, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

According to reports, the Brewers would have received four minor

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