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How 'bout Lucroy, Jeffress to the Indians?

Plenty of teams have been linked to Jonathan Lucroy, but the Indians are the best fit, Jim Bowden writes. Add Jeremy Jeffress to the deal, and the Brewers could net themselves two of the Tribe's top prospects. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's a twist to Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy trade talks: Lucroy's contract includes a limited no-trade clause that allows him to block deals to the Indians, Tigers, Angels, Nationals, Twins, Athletics, Padres and Mariners. Cleveland is the most noteworthy team on that list. The provision in Lucroy's contract doesn't preclude a trade, but it's an additional obstacle the Indians would have to surmount.

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Zach Davies continues his roll

Davies notched his third win in four starts this month on Thursday. The 23-year-old was 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA in his first seven starts this season, but he's 7-1 with a 2.47 ERA in 11 starts since then and tied for the NL high in wins over that span (May 27 to date), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers first-year running backs coach Ben Sirmans said he's noticed Eddie Lacy's acceleration so far in training camp. He mentioned two runs and a screen pass where he's seen it already. "He's utilized his quick feet and burst through the hole," Sirmans said. "Everything I remember back when I was looking at him coming out, I was able to see those things."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers QB coach Alex Van Pelt compared the Aaron Rodgers-Jeff Janis relationship to a marriage. "There's going to be bumps in the road," he said. "The longer you're together the closer you become." He said their relationship is growing.

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Alan Anderson a good fit for Bucks?

Anderson (ankle) played in just 13 games for the Wizards last season. But if the Bucks would like to use their cap space to add a shooter off the bench, Anderson would be an affordable option. Pelton: 10 best free agents (Insider)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Another good review on Eddie Lacy from Packers associate head coach Tom Clements: "He looks good. He's finishing plays. I don't know that he is different [from last year]. He's a good player. He's worked hard in the offseason to become a better player, physically stronger and more staminia. He's the same Eddie, hopefully a little better."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The reviews on running back Eddie Lacy have been good so far. "He's been outstanding," Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said. "His worth ethic has been tremendous. He's doing the little things. We're excited where Eddie's starting out right now."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers offensive coordinator on Edgar Bennett on whether Jordy Nelson will come back as good as he was before his knee injury: "You talk about being a true pro, that's Jordy Nelson. He's going to do everything he possibly can to get back [to that]."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers offensive corodinator on Edgar Bennett on whether Jordy Nelson will come back as good as he was before his knee injury: "You talk about being a true pro, that's Jordy Nelson. He's going to do everything he possibly can to get back [to that]."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers safety Morgan Burnett appeared to be playing some linebacker snaps in practice, and defensive coordinator Dom Capers thinks Burnett could handle that hybrid role. "I don't think there's any question," Capers said. "He can play multiple positions."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Scratch one more team from the pursuit of Jonathan Lucroy. Sources say the Tigers are now out of that derby.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Ted Thompson said he and Brett Favre never had a cross word and still haven't. When asked if he regretted anything about the summer of 2008 that led to Favre's trade to the Jets, Thompson said: "We did the best we could at that time, and Brett and his people did the best they could at the time."

Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

Two Rangers hit big blasts against the Royals, with Rougned Odor pacing the competition throughout the majors. Two Phillies also hit long homers in their win.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Ted Thompson on the outlook this season: "My opinion is always the same. We're starting a new year and trying to win the championship. This is a good football team. I don't think it's a misstatement to say we'd like to win the whole thing."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Ted Thompson, a former NFL linebacker, was asked about versatility of outside linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews. "You should never use my name with those two."

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