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Milwaukee Brewers Reportedly Acquire Plenty of Prospects for Jonathan Lucroy

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Jul 11, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) of the Milwaukee Brewers during workout day before the MLB All Star Game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 11, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) of the Milwaukee Brewers during workout day before the MLB All Star Game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jonathan Lucroy still has to waive his no-trade clause on the Cleveland Indians, but the Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly agreed to send him to Cleveland for four prospects.

The prospects from the Indians in return for Jonathan Lucroy include  Fransisco Mejia,

As of two days ago, Mejia had a MiLB-best 40-game hit streak with the Columbus Clippers. He is already well-regarded defensively, so that bodes well for the prospect in all aspects.

The Brewers are reportedly also receiving SS Yu-Cheng Chang and Greg Allen for Jonathan Lucroy. With the Indians Cheng is the 12th ranked prospect playing for the Class-A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats and has had four hits in a single game four times so far in his career.

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Just last week, Greg Allen was promoted from Lynchburg to AA Akron Rubberducks. With Lynchburg, he posted a .298/.424/.402 with four home runs and 38 steals.

As well a less than desirable reliever Shawn Armstrong, who is 26 playing for the Columbus Clippers and has only made it to the show once in his career. It’s entirely possible he’s a Junior Guerra type player, but generally AAA guys at 26 who haven’t been playing consistent enough to have more than one MLB appearance are worrisome.

Jonathan Lucroy updates his no-trade list each year, and this year he including the Cleveland Indians in it, but the Tribe is winning and playing well so he could waive that clause if he were inclined to do so.

As of 9:45 AM ET, the deal hasn’t been made official yet, Ken Rosenthal noting that Jonathan Lucroy still needs to waive his clause,  but Rosenthal finds it “difficult to imagine him saying no”. All the signs are pointing to Jonathan Lucroy waiving the clause and packing his bags to head to Cleveland.

It’s all possible that the deal itself is falling apart. Only time will tell.

Update:

Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed the trade and is staying with the Brewers for the time being

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