current status: On roster
#26 SP | 6'2", 210 lbs. | Milwaukee
Birth Date:October 4, 1978 (34 years old) Place of Birth:Chico, CA Hometown:Hamilton City, CA
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1996 (29th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1996 (29th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
0-3, 5.48 in last 23IP
0-3, 5.48 in last 23IP
|Assets:||Can be an effective workhorse for any staff, thanks in large part to a great feel for pitching. Pitches to contact very effectively. Has become a better pitcher with age.|
|Flaws:||Left-handed hitters have far greater success than righties. Lacks a true strikeout pitch, so there is always more pressure on his defense.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy veteran starter.|
Movements & Injuries
|3/25/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers to a three-year contract.|
|10/29/2012||Filed for free agency.|
|5/15/2012||Missed 4 games (strained left hamstring).|
|5/11/2012||Strained left hamstring, day-to-day.|
|7/21/2011||Finger injury, day-to-day.|
|5/07/2011||Missed 4 games (right shin injury).|
|5/03/2011||Right shin injury, day-to-day.|
|8/15/2010||Missed 68 games (forearm injury).|
|6/05/2010||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (forearm injury).|
|5/27/2010||Forearm injury, early September.|
|9/21/2009||Missed 7 games (forearm injury).|
|9/16/2009||Forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|9/07/2009||Missed 14 games (groin).|
|8/22/2009||Groin, early September.|
|7/12/2009||Missed 36 games (right forearm injury).|
|6/05/2009||Right forearm injury, early September.|
|6/04/2009||Right forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|6/03/2009||Missed 9 games (forearm injury).|
|5/27/2009||Forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|9/29/2008||Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a four-year contract.|
|8/20/2008||Suspended by MLB for 5 games.|
|3/13/2008||Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.|
|7/30/2007||Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds.|
|1/16/2007||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|7/31/2006||Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.|
|6/09/2006||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|5/17/2006||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|2/15/2006||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|5/07/2005||Missed 7 games (shoulder injury).|
|4/29/2005||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|2/11/2005||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|3/05/2004||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|6/20/2001||Recalled from Edmonton (AAA).|
|3/16/2001||Optioned to New Britain (AA).|
|3/25/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.|
|3/13/2008||Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.|
|7/30/2007||Cincinnati Reds traded Kyle Lohse to the Philadelphia Phillies for Matt Maloney.|
|7/31/2006||Minnesota Twins traded Kyle Lohse to the Cincinnati Reds for Zach Ward.|
|5/21/1999||Traded by the Minnesota Twins along with Scott Downs to the Chicago Cubs for Jason Ryan and Kyle Lohse.|
|5/20/1997||Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 29th round in 1996.|
Lohse allows two to Pirates in no-decision | 05/15/2013 12:31 AM
NewsKyle Lohse allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
ImpactLohse was in line for the win before John Axford blew the one-run lead in the eighth inning. The right-hander wasn't terribly sharp on the night, allowing five hits and five walks, but he still did his part to limit the damage to just two runs. He'll continue the search for his second win Sunday in St. Louis against his former squad.
Lohse allows four runs in loss to Rangers | 05/08/2013 11:14 PM
NewsKyle Lohse allowed four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday as the Brewers fell to the Rangers.
ImpactLohse walked two and yielded nine hits against the lethal Texas attack. He has now surrendered four earned runs in two straight starts but still holds a decent 3.53 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 43 1/3 innings with Milwaukee. The 34-year-old right-hander can be started in NL-only fantasy leagues next week against the Pirates.
Lohse gives up four runs in loss to Cardinals | 05/03/2013 11:32 PM
NewsKyle Lohse gave up four runs in five innings in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.
ImpactLohse allowed 11 hits against his former team, including a long two-run homer by Matt Holliday in the second inning. He had allowed three runs or less in each of his first five starts coming into Friday. While Lohse took the loss, he still owns a solid 3.16 ERA and 24/3 K/BB ratio in 37 innings this season. He'll look to rebound next week against the Rangers.
Lohse quality despite loss to Dodgers | 04/28/2013 7:18 PM
NewsKyle Lohse allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.
ImpactLohse was outpitched by Clayton Kershaw, but he was able to go deep into the game. Both of his runs came on solo-shots to Carl Crawford. He didn't allow any walks and had four strikeouts.
Lohse still planning on making next start | 04/23/2013 9:01 PM
NewsKyle Lohse (finger) remains optimistic about making his next start on Sunday, though Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he could be pushed back "a day or two days."
ImpactLohse will already be getting an extra day of rest with Thursday's off day, but the Brewers could play it safe and push him back a little farther. The righty has a dislocated left pinkie, but X-rays were negative. "We just need to get some of the swelling out of it," said Lohse. "It's a little sensitive but I should be OK."
Brewers hope Kyle Lohse won't miss start | 04/23/2013 1:20 AM
NewsThe Brewers are hopeful that Kyle Lohse (finger) will be able to make his next start.
Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
ImpactGreat news for the Brew Crew. Lohse dislocated his left pinkie during Monday's game after it connected with Jedd Gyorko as he crossed first base. The injury looked pretty nasty, but it's obviously Lohse's non-throwing hand, so he should be OK. The righty boasts a 2.52 ERA and 0.96 WHIP through his first four starts this season.
Kyle Lohse leaves start with finger injury | 04/22/2013 11:59 PM
NewsKyle Lohse left Monday's start in the sixth inning after injuring his left pinkie on a play at first base.
Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
ImpactLohse's finger appeared to dislocate after it connected with Jedd Gyorko as he crossed first base. It's obviously good that it's on his non-throwing hand, but a disabled list stint seems possible. Lohse was cruising again before the injury, holding the Padres to one run over five frames. The Brewers should update his status shortly.
Lohse decent in no-decision vs. Giants | 04/17/2013 11:13 PM
NewsKyle Lohse allowed three runs in seven innings as the Brewers beat the Giants on Wednesday.
ImpactNew uniform, same result for Lohse this season. Wednesday was Lohse's third-straight quality start, and the right-hander now owns a 2.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP through three starts. He's not an elite option for strikeouts, but he's plenty useful in fantasy regardless. He's got another favorable matchup in his next start as the Brewers travel to San Diego on Monday.
Kyle Lohse pitches well against former team | 04/12/2013 10:39 PM
NewsKyle Lohse pitched very well in a losing effort against his former team on Friday, allowing just two runs on six hits over his seven innings of work.
ImpactLohse fanned two and didn't issue a walk on the evening. David Freese smacked an RBI single in the second inning to start the scoring, and Yadier Molina added a solo homer in the seventh off their former teammate. Lohse has hit the ground running so far with the Brewers though, and will carry a 2.08 ERA and 7/0 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's home start against the Giants.
Brewers at Cubs postponed due to rain | 04/10/2013 4:08 PM
NewsWednesday's game between the Brewers and Cubs was postponed due to rainy conditions at Wrigley Field.
Paul Sullivan on Twitter
ImpactThere is no makeup date yet. Lohse was scheduled to start for the Brewers but will now face his former team, the Cardinals, on Friday night in St. Louis. Scott Feldman was scheduled to take the hill for Chicago.
Kyle Lohse to make Brewers' debut on Friday | 03/31/2013 12:21 PM
NewsKyle Lohse will make his Brewers' debut on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactLohse waited until a week before Opening Day to sign, but he'll wind up being just a few days behind schedule. His pitch count will be limited a bit early on, but it shouldn't be too far shy of the 100-pitch mark.
Kyle Lohse will pitch in second series | 03/31/2013 9:32 AM
NewsKyle Lohse will make his first start with the Brewers on either Friday or Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactThe right-hander winds up being only a couple days behind schedule despite not signing until a week prior to Opening Day. Lohse's pitch count will be limited slightly early on, but it won't take long for him to build it up.
Kyle Lohse goes 3 2/3 in Brewers' debut | 03/28/2013 7:12 PM
NewsKyle Lohse tossed 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Rockies in his Brewers' debut Thursday.
ImpactHe gave up four hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out a pair in the solid outing. Lohse's stamina isn't quite up to where the Brewers would like after he was finally signed earlier this week, but he's hoping to be ready to make his first regular season start as soon as the club's second series.
Lohse to make Cactus League debut Thursday | 03/27/2013 10:45 AM
NewsKyle Lohse will make his Cactus League debut on Thursday.
Mike Vassallo on Twitter
ImpactThat was fast. Lohse just agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Brewers on Monday, but since he's been throwing simulated games, he isn't that far behind. The expectation is that he could be ready to make his official Brewers' debut by the second week of the regular season.
Kyle Lohse to make debut during second week | 03/25/2013 9:21 PM
NewsKyle Lohse said Monday that he expected to be ready to make his Brewers' debut by the second week of the season.
ImpactLohse obviously has yet to appear in spring training action, but he's been throwing simulated games on his own and isn't far behind. He could make one Cactus League start before the club heads north prior to debuting during the Brewers' first road trip of the season, which takes them to Chicago and St. Louis, where Lohse used to pitch.
Lohse passes physical, Brewers deal official | 03/25/2013 6:55 PM
NewsBrewers signed RHP Kyle Lohse to a three-year, $33 million contract.
ImpactHe'll have a chance to earn an additional $1 million in incentives. Lohse obviously hung around on the free agent market way longer than expected, but the Brewers ended up getting him at a pretty decent price and he'll give them a much-needed innings-eater in their rotation. Despite not having appeared in a spring training game, there's a chance Lohse could be ready to take his first turn in the rotation when the season begins.
Lohse to throw bullpen session Tuesday | 03/25/2013 4:55 PM
NewsKyle Lohse is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactLohse has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Brewers, but he still has to pass a physical before it becomes official. Assuming all goes well, he could pitch in a game as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. He has been pitching in simulated games despite not being in a major league camp until now, so there's a chance he could be ready to go for the start of the season.
Lohse gets 3-yr, $33M contract from Brewers | 03/25/2013 12:49 PM
NewsAccording to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Brewers will pay Kyle Lohse $33 million over three years.
Bob Nightengale on Twitter
Kyle Lohse finally finds home with Milwaukee | 03/25/2013 12:13 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse is signing with the Brewers.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactLohse finally has a team. The 34-year-old posted a fantastic 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 33 starts last season for the Cardinals but struggled to attract a market this winter because of the new draft pick compensation system. The Brewers will have to forfeit the 17th overall pick in 2013, but they're getting rotation stability in return. And that's exactly what they've been needing.
Rangers attend Lohse's simulated game | 03/23/2013 12:03 PM
NewsJeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers had a scout at free agent Kyle Lohse's simulated game Friday.
Jeff Wilson on Twitter
ImpactThe Rangers claim that they were simply doing "their due diligence." Lohse has been throwing 90-pitch simulated games in Arizona so that he can be ready to pitch in live games as soon he signs a contract. The veteran right-hander is believed to be looking to "at least match" Ryan Dempster's two-year, $26.5 million deal this offseason.
Blue Jays won't pursue Kyle Lohse | 03/22/2013 11:40 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays will not pursue Kyle Lohse.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactRicky Romero's 2012 struggles have carried over into spring training, but if he's bumped from the rotation, the Jays will just replace him with J.A. Happ. The Rangers, Brewers and Rockies are among the clubs still monitoring Lohse.
Rockies doing 'due diligence' on Kyle Lohse | 03/21/2013 3:56 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies are doing "their due diligence" on Kyle Lohse.
ImpactBut an agreement is unlikely because the Rockies have already stretched their budget and are not willing to make a sizable offer. Rosenthal says Lohse is looking to "at least match" Ryan Dempster's two-year, $26.5 million pact with the Red Sox. The Rangers and Brewers have also been in contact recently with the 34-year-old righty.
Lohse is throwing simulated games in Arizona | 03/21/2013 2:49 PM
NewsAccording to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, free agent Kyle Lohse is throwing 90-pitch simulated games in Arizona.
Tim Brown on Twitter
ImpactLohse doesn't have a team yet, but he's going through a normal spring throwing routine so that he can be ready to pitch in live games as soon he signs a contract. The right-hander's agent, Scott Boras, told Peter Gammons of MLB Network on Thursday that there are "many teams in play" for his client. Opening Day is 10 days away.
Kyle Lohse won't wait for June draft to sign | 03/21/2013 9:01 AM
NewsKyle Lohse's agent, Scott Boras, told MLB Network's Peter Gammons on Thursday that the right-hander will not wait until after the June draft to sign with a team.
Peter Gammons on Twitter
ImpactWaiting would free Lohse of the draft-pick compensation that has kept teams from making serious offers this winter. But Boras believes his client will be inked to a deal well before that even becomes an option. "We have too many teams in play," the super agent told Gammons. Lohse, 34, posted an excellent 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 33 starts last season for the Cardinals.
Kyle Lohse likely still in play for Brewers | 03/17/2013 9:47 AM
NewsThe Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt believes Kyle Lohse is still an option the Brewers are considering.
ImpactHaudricourt isn't necessarily predicting that they will sign him, but he writes that he "will believe the Brewers are not going to sign Lohse when I hear he has signed with another club." The Brewers and Rangers are looking like the two most probable landing spots for the right-hander, but at this point no one has a good idea where Lohse will wind up. His agent, Scott Boras, is reportedly still looking for a three-year deal with a "big" annual salary.
Rangers remain in contact with Kyle Lohse | 03/14/2013 5:38 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by major-league sources that the Rangers remain in contact with free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
ImpactT.R. Sullivan of MLB.com was told by a Rangers' source last week that the club wasn't going to sign Lohse, but it appears they haven't ruled out the possibility entirely. For what it's worth, Lohse's agent, Scott Boras, tells Rosenthal that multiple teams have been in contact. "He's doing his workouts, and we've continued talking with a number of teams," said Boras. "...A lot of teams are evaluating their existing situations, but have called and have interest in Kyle." Lohse's market has failed to develop because he is tied to draft pick compensation, but one major league executive tells Rosenthal that he's still looking for a three-year deal with a "big" annual salary.
Rangers 'are not going to sign Kyle Lohse' | 03/06/2013 7:28 PM
NewsA Rangers source told MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan that the club is "not going to sign Kyle Lohse."
Impact"I can't be clearer than that," the source added. It's a stark contrast to what we had been hearing lately, as multiple reports had said the Rangers were staying in contact with Lohse and had upped their interest in signing the right-hander. It appears, though, that they might be content with their in-house options for the fifth starter spot until Colby Lewis is ready.
Kyle Lohse on regular spring schedule | 03/04/2013 9:30 PM
NewsKyle Lohse has been on a normal spring training schedule and has faced college hitters in simulated games.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
ImpactIn other words, the team that signs him won't have to worry about him being behind schedule. Lohse is reportedly looking for a three-year deal with a "big" average annual salary. The Rangers are one team known to have interest in the veteran right-hander.
Rangers have increased interest in Kyle Lohse | 03/04/2013 4:56 PM
NewsAccording to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, "signs are" the Rangers have increased their interest in Kyle Lohse.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactMartin Perez suffered a fractured left forearm Sunday while pitching in a Cactus League game, so there is an opening in the Texas rotation that Lohse could fill perfectly. Now it's all about the Rangers' willingness to forfeit the No. 24 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft -- which is what it will take to sign him. If Lohse doesn't require a massive contract, perhaps the Rangers will pull the trigger. He's said to be seeking a three-year deal with a "big" average annual salary.
Kyle Lohse still seeking three-year contract | 03/04/2013 2:03 PM
NewsKen Rosenthal of FOX Sports has confirmed that free agent Kyle Lohse is seeking a three-year contract.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactCBS Sports' Jon Heyman suggested the same thing last week. Rosenthal adds that Lohse also wants a "big" average annual salary. The Rangers are said to be considering making an offer, but they could probably wait for the asking price to drop a little more. Lohse has struggled to attract a healthy market because signing him costs a high draft pick and because teams are worried that he will struggle away from St. Louis.
Rangers not ruling out Kyle Lohse signing | 03/03/2013 12:39 PM
NewsJeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers and Kyle Lohse's agent, Scott Boras, "have remained in contact."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
ImpactWilson also writes that "there are some within the Rangers' organization who want (Lohse) on the roster," but the "biggest divide" is in having to surrender their first-round pick. Lohse's asking price has "reached the point where teams are rethinking their stance," according to Wilson. If the righty's demands have indeed dropped significantly, it seems likely that a number of clubs would revisit the idea of signing him.
Yanks, Indians still not interested in Lohse | 02/28/2013 1:58 PM
NewsAccording to ESPN's Buster Olney, the agent (Scott Boras) for right-hander Kyle Lohse called the Yankees and they were not interested in making an offer.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactOlney also says the Indians are not interested because their budget is stretched too thin. The Brewers might be the best bet for Lohse at this point, though they haven't made any kind of formal proposal. The Rangers have also been loosely linked. Lohse, 34, posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 33 starts last season for St. Louis.
Attanasio 'has been involved' in Lohse talks | 02/23/2013 8:36 PM
NewsBrewers owner Mark Attanasio has been involved in talks with Kyle Lohse, suggesting the club could be a serious player for the free agent, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Impact"Things change. You never know. But at this point, we want to look at our [young] guys first," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said. "I'm not opposed to giving up a first-round pick if it's a 30-year-old guy you give a three- or four-year deal to." Milwaukee has been a logical landing point for Lohse since he hit the open market, so it's no surprise that they're being linked to the righty once again. Even with Attanasio's involvement, it seems nothing is imminent at this point.
Yankees have no interest in Kyle Lohse | 02/21/2013 9:48 AM
NewsYankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterated Wednesday that the club has no interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
New York Post
ImpactThe topic was brought up because Phil Hughes is currently sidelined due to a bulging disc in his back. If Hughes is unable to start the season on time, the Yankees appear content with going with Ivan Nova and David Phelps with the final two spots in their starting rotation. As for Lohse, his market continues to be incredibly quiet because he is tied to draft pick compensation.
Rangers still not interested in Kyle Lohse | 02/20/2013 11:37 PM
NewsT.R. Sullivan of MLB.com writes that the Rangers "have not changed their position on their lack of interest in Kyle Lohse."
ImpactLohse's market has fallen to the point where he might have to end up settling on a one-year deal, but the Rangers apparently aren't going to bite. The Brewers have been connected to the right-hander, but their owner, Mark Attanasio, said over the weekend that they weren't in active conversations with Lohse's agent, Scott Boras. It's really anyone's guess as to where Lohse winds up at this point.
Rockies not expected to go after Kyle Lohse | 02/20/2013 3:06 PM
NewsPatrick Saunders of the Denver Post doesn't expect the Rockies to "enter the bidding" for Kyle Lohse.
ImpactLohse is looking for a one-year deal to reestablish his value, and isn't going to risk pitching for a non-contender at hitter-friendly Coors Field. ESPN's Jim Bowden believes that the Brewers and Rangers are the "most likely" landing spots for Lohse. The 34-year-old right-hander registered a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 211 innings (33 starts) last season for the Cardinals and is linked to draft pick compensation.
Brews not talking Lohse with Boras right now | 02/17/2013 10:17 AM
NewsBrewers owner Mark Attanasio said that he is not in any "active conversations" with the agent for Kyle Lohse or anyone else.
ImpactAttanasio said his "ears are always open," but it sounds like the Brews would prefer to retain some payroll flexibility than bring in Lohse. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday that Lohse is expected to sign somewhere soon, but it appears that Milwaukee isn't a likely destination.
Kyle Lohse 'almost certain' to sign deal soon | 02/14/2013 11:23 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by sources that Kyle Lohse is "almost certain to sign with a team soon."
ImpactLohse hasn't been tied recently to any specific club, but spring training is now fully underway so it figures that some sort of resolution is coming. The 34-year-old right-hander registered a fantastic 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 211 innings (33 starts) last season for the Cardinals but has struggled to attract offers this winter because signing him will cost a high 2013 draft pick.
Rizzo: Nats not interested in Kyle Lohse | 02/12/2013 4:13 PM
NewsNationals general manager Mike Rizzo told Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that the team doesn't have interest in Kyle Lohse at this time.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactAdam Kilgore of the Washington Post wrote Tuesday morning that the Nationals "may try to swoop in and sign" Lohse as an insurance policy for Gio Gonzalez, but the chances of the arrangement appear remote. Similarly, ESPN's Jayson Stark was told by a Nationals' source that he didn't see a deal happening. It's worth nothing that the Nationals have been connected to free agent right-hander Javier Vazquez, who would likely come significantly cheaper and wouldn't cost a draft pick.
Report: Indians won't sign Kyle Lohse | 02/12/2013 2:27 PM
NewsESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Indians will not sign free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactThe Indians swooped in to sign Michael Bourn after his market was slowed because he was tied to draft pick compensation, so some have speculated that they could take the same approach Lohse, who is also a Scott Boras client. However, it appears the Indians aren't willing to go there. Lohse, who posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 211 innings in 2012, is the last free agent standing among those who rejected a qualifying offer.
Nats 'may try to swoop in' to sign Loshe | 02/12/2013 12:30 PM
NewsAdam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals "may try to swoop in and sign" free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Cardinals interest in Kyle Lohse 'negligible' | 02/05/2013 5:00 PM
NewsJoe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hears that the Cardinals' interest in bringing back free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse is "negligible at this time."
Joe Strauss on Twitter
ImpactThe possibility was given new life after the news broke that Chris Carpenter is unlikely to pitch in 2013, but the Cardinals appear prepared to rely on in-house options like Trevor Rosenthal, Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly. It's worth noting that the Cardinals will receive a draft pick if Lohse signs elsewhere.
Cards' GM downplays potential return of Lohse | 02/05/2013 3:58 PM
NewsDuring Tuesday's press conference regarding Chris Carpenter, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak downplayed the possibility of the club bringing back free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
B.J. Rains on Twitter
Impact"Right now we're comfortable with what we have," said Mozeliak, hinting that in-house options like Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal and Joe Kelly will get the first crack at filling the void left by Carpenter. However, Mozeliak also said that if "something makes sense for us and as a group we feel it makes sense to consider, we may." Lohse posted a 2.86 ERA over 211 innings with the Cardinals in 2012 and has failed to draw much interest this winter because he is tied to draft pick compensation.
Bowden: Red Sox make most sense for Lohse | 02/02/2013 10:35 AM
NewsJim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM believes the Red Sox "make the most sense" at this point for Kyle Lohse.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactBowden also considers the Rangers, Angels, Brewers, and Orioles as possible landing spots. The Red Sox were linked to Lohse early in the offseason, but have already signed Ryan Dempster, and expect John Lackey (Tommy John surgery) to return for the start of the regular season. Lohse, who posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 211 innings in 2012, has struggled to attract interest in free agency because he's tied to draft pick compensation.
Brewers considering Kyle Lohse? | 01/27/2013 4:31 PM
NewsBrewers owner Mark Attanasio said "there's always a chance" the team could pursue Kyle Lohse.
Impact"There's always a chance," Attanasio said. "Again, it's a function of size of contract, length of contract. Kyle had a phenomenal two seasons the last two seasons. We just have to see if that fits in our overall scheme." Milwaukee could use some rotation help, and they're one of likely a number of teams that would consider Lohse if his price falls far enough. Interest in Lohse has been sparse this spring despite the fact that he posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 211 innings last season.
Texas not pursuing Kyle Lohse, Michael Bourn | 01/24/2013 1:05 PM
NewsMLB.com's T.R. Sullivan was told Thursday that the Rangers aren't pursuing Kyle Lohse or Michael Bourn.
ImpactThe Rangers have been linked recently to both, but there are no current negotiations and no plans to start any. Lohse hasn't been given a single offer this winter despite posting a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 211 innings last year for the Cardinals. And Bourn's case is pretty similar. They're both tied to draft pick compensation.
Teams unwilling to give Lohse more than 2 yrs | 01/13/2013 4:44 PM
NewsThe Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo hears that teams have "not wanted to go much beyond two years" for Kyle Lohse.
ImpactDerrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier this month that Kyle Lohse had yet to receive a single formal offer this winter. Not only is the length of contract an apparent concern for teams considering Lohse, but they also don't want to have to give up a draft pick to sign him. Cafardo lists the Mariners, Tigers, Orioles, Royals, Twins, Brewers, Pirates, and Rockies as "potential spots" for the right-hander.
Angels not expected to pursue Kyle Lohse | 01/12/2013 10:03 PM
NewsAccording to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, the Angels are not expected to pursue free agent starter Kyle Lohse.
Alden Gonzalez on Twitter
ImpactGonzalez notes that the Angels payroll is currently maxed out at $160 million, and that the Halos rotation is currently set. There is also concern within the organization on how Lohse would hold up in the American League. Despire going 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with the Cardinals in 2012, Lohse has not received an offer this winter.
Kyle Lohse hasn't received any offers | 01/04/2013 10:30 AM
NewsDerrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Kyle Lohse "has fielded interest but not yet received an offer."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactGoold adds that "at least one" team interested in Lohse "pulled back" because signing the right-hander meant they would lose the suggested bonus associated with their first-round pick. They also, of course, would lose the actual pick, but it sounds like some teams are valuing their draft pool allowance even more. The Mariners and Dodgers are two clubs that appear to have interest in Lohse.
Mariners want a starter | 01/03/2013 8:58 PM
NewsKen Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Mariners are looking at starters but feel that Kyle Lohse is "too pricey" and are hesitant to give Joe Saunders three years.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThey could be hoping that Lohse's price drops even more, as it's looking like the free agent right-hander won't get as much as it looked like he would earlier this winter. The M's are looking for a replacement for Jason Vargas, who they shipped to the Angels last month in the Kendrys Morales deal.
Lohse hasn't talked to Cards GM in 3-4 months | 01/03/2013 11:23 AM
NewsKyle Lohse said Thursday morning that he hasn't spoken to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak in "three or four months."
Tim McKernan on Twitter
ImpactIn other words, the free agent right-hander is highly doubtful to return to St. Louis in 2013 no matter how low his asking price goes this winter. Lohse registered a spectacular 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 211 innings (33 starts) last season, but his market is being weighed down by the new draft pick compensation system.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||7.0||3 times-last:at LA||last:Apr 28||7.2|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||6||2 times-last:vs. Tex||last:May 8||9|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Losses||13||2 times-last: 2005 (Min)|
|Innings Pitched||211||2012 (StL)|
|Games Started||34||2004 (Min)|
|Completed Games||2||2 times-last: 2007 (Cin/Phi)|
|Shutouts||1||6 times-last: 2011 (StL)|
|Hits Allowed||240||2004 (Min)|
|Runs Allowed||128||2004 (Min)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||115||2004 (Min)|
|Home Runs Allowed||28||2 times-last: 2004 (Min)|
|Earned Run Average||2.86||2012 (StL)|