Jonathan Lucroy Out of Lineup for Brewers Amid Trade Speculation

July 21st, 2016
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Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy will sit Thursday night in lieu of Martin Maldonado. While it would be foolish to read too much into this, we do know that the Brewers have engaged in trade talks with the Cleveland Indians surrounding the catcher. 

With less than two weeks remaining until the trade deadline, any time a player of Lucroy's caliber is sitting, we should be paying attention. Though, this could be more the case of Milwaukee giving the backstop a day off. 

Lucroy, 30, is hitting .305 with 12 homers and 48 RBI on the season.