Jonathon Lucroy traded to Texas Rangers

Jonathon Lucroy traded to Texas Rangers
Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 06:32:05-04

Luuuuc is gone.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Monday that the team traded Jonathan Lucroy and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers.

In return, the team acquired outfielder Lewis Brinson, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and a player to be named later.

The move came minutes before the 3 p.m. trading deadline.

Lucroy vetoed a pending trade to the Cleveland Indians over the weekend, but that doesn't appear to be an issue this time around, with Lucroy tweeting his thanks to Brewers fans. 

"Thank you Brewers fans for everything! Nothing but love and respect from our family. You will always have a special place in our hearts!" Lucroy tweeted.

It has been reported that the Indians would have only used Lucroy as their catcher this season before moving him to a part-time first base/designated hitter role in 2017, one year before he was to reach his full free agency rights.