CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could be nearing a trade for Milwaukee All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
According to several reports late Saturday night, the teams have an agreement in place for a deal that would send Lucroy to the Indians in exchange for four minor league prospects. Lucroy must waive his no-trade clause for the deal to completed, FOX Sports reported .
Neither team commented on the proposed swap.
The Indians lead the AL Central by 4 1/2 games over Detroit. They have been in the market for a catcher since Yan Gomes separated his right shoulder earlier this month, and Cleveland has been actively looking to upgrade its offense for several weeks.
Lucroy was held out of Milwaukee’s lineup Saturday night, a signal the teams were closing in on a trade. He’s batting .300 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs.
Three of the players reportedly headed to the Brewers are catcher Francisco Mejia, shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang and outfielder Greg Allen — all three have been in Class A this season.
The Indians have been on top of their division for most of the season, and with one of baseball’s best starting rotations, they believe they can win the pennant and perhaps follow their next-door
Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/07/31/reports-indians-brewers-agree-to-trade-for-catcher-lucroy/87877220/
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