ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For a second year in a row, a Texas Rangers total a tip actor who had already nixed a deadline understanding to another team.
The AL West-leading Rangers acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from a Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, a day after a two-time All-Star catcher blocked a trade that would have sent him to AL Central-leading Cleveland.
Texas also got Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress in a understanding that sent dual former first-round breeze picks, outfielder Lewis Brinson and right-hander Luis Ortiz, to Milwaukee along with a actor to be named.
“When a man like Jonathan Lucroy is available, it kind of stands out,” Rangers ubiquitous manager Jon Daniels said.
Daniels discussed a catcher with Brewers officials final winter and spring, and suspicion a possibility to get him was finished when a Indians had an agreement with Milwaukee.
Texas got All-Star left-hander Cole Hamels during a non-waiver deadline final deteriorate after a pitcher voided a due trade that would have sent him from Philadelphia to Houston. Hamels is 19-3 with 3.15 ERA in 33 starts given then, and his three-hitter on a final day of a 2015 unchanging deteriorate clinched a multiplication title.
“We lined adult good with Milwaukee, kind of like final year with Philadelphia,” Daniels said. “Had a group that had really transparent direction. They weren’t perplexing to get large joining assistance behind where we didn’t line adult with them. It only done a lot of clarity for us.”
Texas also dealt 3 pitching prospects to a rebuilding Yankees for All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran, New York’s tip descent actor this season.
The 30-year-old Lucroy is attack .299 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs in 95 games this season. He has been with a Brewers for all 6 of his vital joining seasons, attack .284 in 805 games, and his agreement includes a $5.25 million group choice for 2017.
On his accurate Twitter account, Lucroy wrote, “Now, relocating on to a @Rangers let’s take this bad child to a ‘ship! Really vehement and can’t wait to get after it!”
In another tweet, Lucroy thanked Brewers fans and pronounced they would always have a special place in his heart.
Jeffress, 29, is 2-2 with 27 saves and a 2.22 ERA in 47 games this season, a initial year as a closer for a 2006 first-round pick. He expected will be in a setup purpose for a Rangers behind Sam Dyson.
After Lucroy nixed a understanding with a Indians, a Brewers went right behind to work.
“My phone didn’t (stop) buzzing in my slot … a flattering good desire that teams wanted to bond and get behind in,” ubiquitous manager David Stearns said. “We regrouped, got behind upstairs … and went behind it, and gratified to lift this off today.”
Stearns pronounced a Brewers were got “a lot of destiny value” for Lucroy and Jeffress by adding a former Rangers first-round picks that he called “premium players.”
Brinson is a 6-foot-3 core fielder who was a 29th altogether collect in a 2012 pledge draft. He is attack .237 with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs in 77 games for Double-A Frisco in a Texas League.
Ortiz was a 30th altogether collect in 2014. He is 4-6 with a 3.48 ERA in 16 games total this deteriorate for Class-A High Desert of a California League and Frisco.
Milwaukee was 15 1/2 games behind a Chicago Cubs in a NL Central before Monday night’s diversion during San Diego.
The Rangers have an AL-high 62 wins after a four-game array brush of a fortifying World Series champion Kansas City Royals, and a six-game lead over Houston in a AL West.
Texas has used 4 starting catchers this season, with Bobby Wilson creation a team-high 38 starts. Robinson Chirinos has started 33 games, many given entrance off a infirm list in early Jun after blank 53 games since of a damaged bone in his right forearm.
To make room on their 40-man register for Lucroy and Jeffress, a Rangers designated catchers Wilson and Bryan Holaday for assignment. Holaday, removed an damage reconstruction assignment during Triple-A Round Rock, started 25 games behind a image for Texas.
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