The Brewers have an agreement in place to trade All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Indians, pending his approval, according to multiple reports.
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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
The Indians have a legitimate chance of getting back to the World Series with the leagues best starting pitching. With a strong farm system their can be no excuses if they don't land Jonathan Lucroy and Will Smith at the trade deadline. These windows to win don't come often. Just my opinion.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Mets made no headway in their pursuit of Jonathan Lucroy today, and signs are pointing increasingly toward Cleveland as the destination for the veteran catcher. Lucroy has to sign off on a deal to the Indians because they're one of eight teams on his no-trade list. But Cleveland needs a catcher, and Lucroy would provide a major upgrade.
Lineup: Indians (58-42) vs. Athletics (47-56)
- 1. Rajai Davis, CF (R)
- 2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (L)
- 3. Francisco Lindor, SS (S)
- 4. Mike Napoli, 1B (R)
- 5. Carlos Santana, DH (S)
- 6. Jose Ramirez, LF (S)
- 7. Juan Uribe, 3B (R)
- 8. Abraham Almonte, RF (S)
- 9. Chris Gimenez, C (R)
- SP: Josh Timlin, RHP
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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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