Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a trade that would have sent him to the Indians. The All-Star catcher is, of course, one of the players the Mets have been pursuing heading up to the non-waiver trade deadline.
Late last night, after the dust had began to settle on the Mets' 7-2 defeat to the Rockies, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Brewers were closing in on a deal to move Lucroy—and the Indians were favorites. Shortly after that, Ken Rosenthal said that both the Brewers and Indians had a deal in place for Lucroy, pending medicals.
Cleveland was one of eight teams on Lucroy's no-trade list. Had he waived that right, the Indians would have sent prospects Francisco Mejia and three other prospects to Milwaukee for the catcher.
Yesterday, before the Brewers and Indians agreed to a trade, it was reported that the Mets made a three-player offer to the Brewers for Lucroy.