MARYVALE, AZ (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a five-year contract extension with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Media reports say the deal is worth 11-million-dollars. And it would buy out the years in which Lucroy would have been eligible for salary arbitration, which could have started as early as next winter. General manager Doug Melvin said he could not confirm Lucroy’s new contract before it’s signed and made official. The 25-year-old has been the Brewers’ Number-One catcher for almost two full seasons. This spring, he’s batting a solid .469 with 15 hits in 32 at-bats including a homer and six R-B-I’s. Manager Ron Roenicke says both Lucroy and his teammates are more confident in what the catcher’s doing. And the skipper says Lucroy will continue to grow. Meanwhile, the Brewers are also said to be working on contract extensions for starter Zack Greinke and closer John Axford. Melvin and Roenicke are also in the final years of their deals, but owner Mark Attanasio says both are expected to get extensions as well.
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