The Rangers and the Brewers had been talking last week about a deal including Lucroy, but the talks ended when Milwaukee agreed to send Lucroy to Cleveland for four players. On Sunday morning, though, Lucroy refused to waive the no-trade provision in his contract and vetoed the trade to the Indians. Cleveland was one of eight teams he could block. He can't block a deal to the Rangers.
The 30-year-old Lucroy is batting .299 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has a $4 million salary this year as part of a contract that includes a $5.25 million team option for 2017.