The Cleveland Indians added Andrew Miller from the Yankees in exchange for a prospect horde.
Miller, under contract through the 2018 season, is one of the best relievers in baseball. He entered Sunday with a 1.39 ERA and 11.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield go to New York, who were the no. 1 and no. 5 prospects in the Indians system, according to MLB.com.
Jonathan Lucroy decided to veto the swap through the execution of his no-trade clause, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports Lucroy rejected the deal over playing time in 2017. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier the Indians were not willing to offer financial inducement.
The Brewers will now re-enter negotiations with less leverage than they previously held. After all, Lucroy rejecting a trade could be viewed only as a theory before -- not a precedent. The good news, if there is any here, is that Lucroy cannot block a trade to the two other teams most often linked to him (the Mets and Rangers). The Dodgers have also been tied to Lucroy. At the same time, the Brewers clearly didn't find either of their packages' to be the best of the bunch, meaning they might have to take a lesser return to complete a trade.