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NL Central Notes: Trade deadline roundup

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The latest news from around the National League Central

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A name that seems to always get thrown around when talking about the trade deadline is Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. That being said, the Brewers still are trying to sell high on their catcher.

The price, at least rumored at this point, is at least two top prospects, if not more, in a deal for a team to acquire the 30-year-old catcher.

More from around the National League Central:

  • The Pirates stand 8.5 games back of the Cubs in the divisional race, and their best move at the deadline may be to do nothing. And that is really okay.
  • After trading for left-handed reliever Mike Montgomery, the Cubs hold some more leverage for a potential deal with the Yankees for either Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman.
  • St. Louis has a banged up offense, with Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta all injured in some way. That being said, they are reluctant to make a move for a hitter to help fill out these holes.
  • The Reds have trade chips that they could explore moving by the August 1 trade deadline, but it seems that it may be pretty quiet from Cincinnati.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Chicago Cubs 57-37 — GB

St. Louis 51-44 6.5 GB

Pittsburgh 49-46 8.5 GB

Milwaukee 40-53 16.5 GB

Cincinnati 36-59 21.5 GB