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Lucroy dealt from Brewers to Rangers

For the second year in a row, the Texas Rangers added a top player who had already nixed a deadline deal to another team.

The AL West-leading Rangers acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, a day after the two-time All-Star catcher blocked a trade that would have sent him to AL Central-leading Cleveland.

Texas also got Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress in the deal that sent two former first-round draft picks, outfielder Lewis Brinson and right-hander Luis Ortiz, to Milwaukee along with a player to be named.

"When a guy like Jonathan Lucroy is available, it kind of stands out," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.

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