Published July 31, 2016
CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians could be nearing a trade for Milwaukee All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
According to several reports late Saturday night, the teams have an agreement in place for a deal that would send Lucroy to the Indians in exchange for four minor league prospects. Lucroy must waive his no-trade clause for the deal to completed, FOX Sports reported .
Neither team commented on the proposed swap.
The Indians lead the AL Central by 4 1/2 games over Detroit. They have been in the market for a catcher since Yan Gomes separated his right shoulder earlier this month and Cleveland has been actively looking to upgrade its offense for several weeks.
Lucroy was held out of Milwaukee's lineup on Saturday night, a signal the teams were closing in on a trade. He's batting .300 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs.