Brewers trade Jonathan Lucroy to Rangers

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Texas Rangers made another big move, acquiring catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers as the trading deadline closed in Monday, according to Fox Sports.

The Rangers and the Brewers had been talking last week about a deal including Lucroy, but the talks ended when Milwaukee agreed to send Lucroy to Cleveland for four players. On Sunday morning, though, Lucroy refused to waive the no-trade provision in his contract and vetoed the trade to the Indians. Cleveland was one of eight teams he could block. He can't block a deal to the Rangers.

The 30-year-old Lucroy is batting .299 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has a $4 million salary this year as part of a contract that includes a $5.25 million team option for 2017.

Earlier Monday, the Rangers acquired outfielder Carlos Beltran from the New York Yankees.

The Brewers had acquired catcher Andrew Susac in a trade Monday that sent reliever Will Smith to the San Francisco Giants, giving depth to compensate for the loss of Lucroy.