Just one day after catcher Jonathan Lucroy vetoed a trade to the Cleveland Indians, the Milwaukee Brewers dealt him, along with reliever Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers just before the 3 p.m. trade deadline.
In return, the Brewers acquired the second and third rated prospects in the Rangers system. Lewis Brinson is rated number-2 and right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz is rated number-3, as well as the best pitching prospect in the Texas organization.
The 22-year-old Brinson was the 29th overall pick in the 2012 draft and has been playing at Class AA Frisco this season. [Read more…]