Breaking up the trade deadline news, between Taylor Rogers coming to the Brewers and Matt Bush being acquired, Jonathan Lucroy announced he was officially hanging up his cleats. A true catcher that spent the vast majority of his time behind the plate, Lucroy leaves the game with a .274/.335/.416 slash line. He hit 108 homers, was a two-time All-Star, and finished fourth in the National League MVP voting following the 2014 season.
Milwaukee picked Lucroy in the 3rd round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Spending just over two seasons in the minors before his big league debut, Lucroy played only 21 games at Triple-A before the call came from Milwaukee.
He shared a statement per Adam McCalvy on Twitter saying, “I am honored to retire a Milwaukee Brewer and be inducted into the Wall of Honor amongst so many of the greats in this franchise. The Brewers and the city of Milwaukee have always held a special place in my heart, I feel at ease and at home here. The fans have always embraced me and lifted me up. It is a special experience to play in Milwaukee and I want to thank the fans, the front office, and the baseball staff for making my time in Milwaukee so memorable.”
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