It was reported by Ken Rosenthal Saturday evening that the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers had agreed in principle in a deal that would send All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Indians in exchange for multiple prospects.
Lucroy, however, has blocked that trade.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported just before 11 a.m. Sunday that Lucroy has excercised his no-trade clause, keeping him in Milwaukee for the foreseeable future.
Per Haudricourt, Cleveland was one of the eight teams on Lucroy’s list of teams he did not want to be traded to.
This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that Lucroy won’t be traded before tomorrow’s trade deadline. A few other teams, including the New York Mets, were rumored to be very interested in Lucroy prior to the agreement between Milwaukee and Cleveland.
Lucroy blocking his trade doesn’t affect the Andrew Miller trade that the Indians completed earlier this morning.