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Jonathan Lucroy | Catcher | #20

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / MLW
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Brewers general manager David Stearns reiterated Tuesday that the club doesn't have anything in the works regarding a Jonathan Lucroy trade.
In other words, nothing has changed since the weekend, when Stearns said that he expects Lucroy to be with the team when spring training begins. The Nationals, Rangers, and Astros have all been mentioned as possible suitors and the 29-year-old is a natural trade chip for the rebuilding Brewers, but nothing appears imminent. Feb 2 - 3:33 PM

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According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals are one of eight teams on Jonathan Lucroy's no-trade list.

They're also one of the teams that have expressed interest in acquiring the 29-year-old catcher, who is almost certain to be traded at some point by the rebuilding Brewers. Lucroy could use his limited no-trade protection to veto a deal or use it as leverage to work out a pre-trade extension with a team trying to land him -- like, say, the Nationals. He is under contract with Milwaukee for $4 million in 2016 with a $5.25 million club option for 2017. Those are bargain rates for a guy who finished fourth in the National League MVP voting in 2014.
Feb 1 - 3:32 PM

Brewers general manager David Stearns said Sunday that he fully expects Jonathan Lucroy to still be with the club when spring training begins.

It's certainly a possibility that Stearns is being coy here, but there's been no indication that a trade of Lucroy has been close at any point this offseason. The Rangers, Nationals and Astros have been mentioned as possible landing spots for the catcher, and the likelihood is good that Lucroy will be dealt at some point over the next year. However, the odds look to be pretty high that he'll still be with Milwaukee on Opening Day.
Jan 31 - 1:22 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers "haven't heard anything very interesting" in trade talks regarding Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy indicated Tuesday that both he and the rebuilding Brewers would be better off if he's traded, but Heyman writes that the "price of prospects has escalated." While teams like the Rangers and Nationals have been mentioned as possibilities, nothing appears to be imminent. Lucroy is coming off an injury-plagued 2015, but he's owed just $9.25 million over the next two seasons.
Jan 20 - 3:59 PM

Jonathan Lucroy intimated on Tuesday that he and the Brewers would both be better off if he is traded.

The Brewers are in rebuilding mode, and Lucroy is realistic about their slim odds of being competitive. "I'm not going to sit here and say we're going to compete for the playoffs this year," Lucroy said. "If I did that, you'd call me a liar. I'd lose credibility and respect. I want to win and I don't see us winning in the foreseeable future. I want to go to a World Series. That's what all players want. Rebuilding is not a lot of fun for any veteran guy." Milwaukee has listened to trade offers for their catcher, but so far nothing is close. The Brewers do figure to deal Lucroy at some point, whether it's before Opening Day or before the trade deadline. He's coming off an injury-plagued, disappointing season, but Lucroy is a good bet to bounce back in 2016 and is owed just $9.25 million over the next two seasons.
Jan 19 - 5:35 PM

The Brewers "remain involved in ongoing trade conversations" for Jonathan Lucroy, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal suggests a deal could get done sooner than later as catchers are rarely traded midseason because it takes time for them to learn a pitching staff. Lucroy struggled with injuries last season but his relatively cheap salary ($4 million next year) makes him a prime trade chip. Rosenthal mentioned the Angels, Diamondbacks, Rangers and Rays as teams that could be in the market for a catcher.
Source: Fox Sports
Jan 9 - 6:02 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are "listening" on Jonathan Lucroy.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier Monday that it "would have to be a huge return" for the Brewers to consider trading Lucroy, but they're in rebuilding mode and will listen on most every player. The Rangers are one club known to have interest, but there would surely be others. Lucroy is owed just $9.25 million over the next two seasons.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Rangers "covet" Jonathan Lucroy.

The Brewers are listening to offers on most players, but Haudricourt isn't sure how likely it is that Lucroy will be moved, saying it "would have to be a huge return." That the Rangers are a club which has interest in him isn't a surprise, as they could use an upgrade at catcher. Lucroy is coming off an injury-shortened, disappointing 2015 season that saw him bat .264/.326/.391, but he's a good bet to bounce back and is very inexpensive for the next two years before free agency.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 04:45:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jonathan Lucroy is "seen as a possibility to be moved" by the Brewers via trade this winter.

Milwaukee might be poised to rebuild over the offseason with new general manager David Stearns in place. One GM told Heyman that the Brewers "may have waited a year too long" to trade Lucroy after he followed up an MVP-caliber 2014 season with a disappointing, injury-plagued 2015 campaign. However, his contract is very reasonable and there would surely be some clubs willing to bet on a bounce-back should the Brewers indeed make him available.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

Lucroy was the only Brewer to do much of anything against Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia. His RBI single in the sixth inning would drive home the team's only run. The 29-year-old catcher has been plagued by injury throughout the season, most recently suffering from a concussion that kept him on the bench for almost three weeks. He's hitting .268/.328/.396 with seven homers and 43 RBI over 97 games.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:04:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy came off the bench Friday against the Cardinals and went 1-for-2 with an RBI single.

Lucroy, who recently missed nearly three weeks with a concussion, entered the game at first base in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Brewers aren't going to have him catch the rest of the way, but he could start at first base Saturday with left-hander Jaime Garcia on the mound for St. Louis.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:14:00 AM

Jonathan Lucroy singled off the bench and played first base Thursday against the Cardinals.

It was Lucroy's first appearance since he suffered a concussion 16 days ago. He'll apparently split time at first base with Adam Lind the rest of the way.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy (concussion) has been cleared to play.

Lucroy has been sidelined since September 8 due to concussion symptoms. The Brewers have already ruled him out from catching for the rest of the year, but he'll be available off the bench Thursday and could start at first base as soon as Saturday.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy (concussion) is absent from the Brewers' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Lucroy has been cleared of concussion symptoms but is apparently still waiting on the official go-ahead. It sounds like a paperwork issue more than anything. Martin Maldonado will start at catcher and bat seventh on Thursday night in St. Louis.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy (concussion) has been medically cleared to play but the paperwork hasn't yet cleared the players' union to exit the concussion protocol.

That's a long way of saying he's close but not yet back on the field for the Brewers. When he does return, it won't be at catcher, as he's already been ruled out from catching for the rest of the year. With paperwork the only thing standing in the way, Lucroy should be back in the lineup in a day or two.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 06:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Manuel Pina
4Rene Garcia
1B1Chris Carter
2Andy Wilkins
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Colin Walsh
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Yadiel Rivera
3Orlando Arcia
4Jake Elmore
3B1Aaron Hill
2Will Middlebrooks
3Garin Cecchini
4Hernan Perez
LF1Khris Davis
2Domingo Santana
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Keon Broxton
3Eric Young Jr.
4Alex Presley
RF1Ryan Braun
2Michael Reed
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Wily Peralta
3Matt Garza
4Taylor Jungmann
5Chase Anderson
6Zach Davies
7Tyler Cravy
8Ariel Pena
9Jorge Lopez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Corey Knebel
4Michael Blazek
5Tyler Thornburg
6David Goforth
7Adrian Houser
8Yonathan Barrios
9Zach Jones
10Daniel Tillman
11Pat Misch
12Cesar Jimenez
13Hiram Burgos
14Chris Capuano