UPDATE 11:48 PM EST: The Brewers are working on a trade that could be done in a day or two, Brewers GM Doug Melvin tells Tom Hadricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
#Brewers GM Doug Melvin said he is working on trade involving C George Kottaras, who was DFA'd. Hopes to complete it in day or two.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 26, 2012
To make room on their roster for Lucroy, the Brewers have designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.
Lucroy hit the DL at the end of May with a hand injury which required surgery. Prior to sustaining his injury, the 26-year-old had hit at a clip of .345/.387/.583 with 19 extra-base hits in 139 at-bats. He went 7-16 with four RBIs over five minor league rehab games before rejoining the Brewers.
Kottaras maintained a line of .209/.409/.360 with 29 walks over 86 at-bats. The 29-year-old owns a career OPS of .728.
With the Brewers pending fire-sale, there were rumblings that the club could look to trade Kottaras given the strong performance by backup catcher Martin Maldonado.
Maldonado, 25, has hit at a clip of .277/.323/.405 with nine extra-base hits and 18 RBIs over 148 at-bats.
Who should target Kottaras?