MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has blocked his proposed trade to the Cleveland Indians.
Lucroy said Sunday he wasn’t going to go into the details behind his decision, but the long term is more important than the short term for him and his family.
The teams had reached a preliminary agreement on a deal to send Lucroy, a two-time All-Star, to the Indians. Milwaukee general manager David Stearns says the Brewers will move on after Lucroy refused to waive the no-trade provision in his contract. He says there’s no chance of re-working a deal with Cleveland.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported Lucroy’s decision. Indians president Chris Antonetti did not comment on Lucroy’s veto.
Cleveland, which leads the AL Central, has been looking for a catcher since Yan Gomes separated his shoulder earlier in July.