Rangers Trade Rumors: Texas "Plugging Away" On Lucroy Deal, No Longer Pursuing Sale

The MLB trade deadline is just hours away (4:00 pm ET), and there are plenty of rumors swirling around the Texas Rangers. They are 62-44, at the top of the AL West and have already completed one minor trade for pitching help. They likely aren't done yet, so here all the latest Rangers trade rumors you need to know:

Rangers the favorites to land Lucroy
The Milwaukee Brewers had a deal in place to send star catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Cleveland Indians, but Lucroy vetoed the trade through his no-trade clause. However, Lucroy still wants to be traded (just not to Cleveland, apparently), and the Rangers revamped their pursuit of him yesterday.

Though the two sides haven't reached a deal yet, they are "plugging away" on terms and it seems that if Lucroy goes anywhere, it will be to Texas.

Lucroy is batting .300 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs this season. He has not played in two of Milwaukee's last four games to avoid injury and preserve his trade value.

Texas no longer pursuing Sale
The Rangers have now put all of their eggs in the basket of acquiring Lucroy, so they are no longer pursuing White Sox ace Chris Sale, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Sale is 14-4 with a 3.17 ERA in 20 starts this season.

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