Milwaukee Brewers, Jonathan Lucroy Agree to 5-Year Contract Extension

Alec Dopp@alecdoppCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 09:  Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers plays against the Cleveland Indians during a spring training baseball game at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 9, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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According to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Milwaukee Brewers and catcher Jonathan Lucroy have agreed to a five-year, $11 Million contract extension.  An official announcement regarding the deal is said to take place on Tuesday, March 27, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Per Rosenthal’s Twitter page:

Last season, the 25-year-old Lucroy batted .265 with 12 home runs, 59 RBI and 45 runs scored in 136 games in his first full season as Milwaukee’s starting catcher. He was a brick wall behind the plate, garnering a .993 fielding percentage and 8.96 range factor while allowing just one passed ball despite being dealt a league-high 62 wild pitches from Brewers pitchers.

The Brewers have been searching for any type of solidarity from behind home plate for an extremely long time. If these reports prove true, it will be a huge commitment for a club looking to ink as many of it's current players as possible after Prince Fielder signed on with the Detroit Tigers last January.

 

Alec Dopp covers the Milwaukee Brewers as a featured columnist at Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @alecdopp and read his blog.