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Kyle Lohse | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Butte (CA) CC
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 29 (0) / CHC
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Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Baseball reports that the Orioles have continued to talk to free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Despite signing Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league deal on Friday, the O's continue to scour the market for potential upgrades to their starting rotation. The Orioles have reportedly made an offer to Lohse, but the two sides haven't been able to reach an agreement on financial terms. The Tigers and Reds have also expressed interest in Lohse. Apr 29 - 7:33 PM

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MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have made an offer to free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.

The Tigers and Reds have also shown interest in Lohse, though it's unclear whether either club has also made an offer. The 37-year-old is said to be looking for the "right fit." Lohse is coming off a rough season with the Brewers in which he posted a 5.58 ERA and 108/43 K/BB ratio over 152 1/3 innings, but he could provide some veteran rotation depth.
Apr 18 - 5:57 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are among the teams eyeing free agent Kyle Lohse.

There's also reportedly some interest from the Tigers. Lohse is 37 years old and posted a 5.58 ERA in 152 1/3 innings last season for the Brewers, but he's going to get a shot with a major league team at some point this summer. Baltimore's pitching staff has been sharp so far, but there are obvious holes where a guy like Lohse might fit.
Apr 13 - 1:15 PM

According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Tigers are "eyeing" free agent Kyle Lohse.

Detroit presumably sent some representatives to his showcase in Phoenix on Wednesday. Lohse is 37 years old and posted a rough 5.85 ERA across 152 1/3 innings last season for the Brewers, but the veteran right-hander could act as insurance for Anibal Sanchez and his shoulder. Lohse had a 3.28 ERA in 126 starts for the Brewers and Cardinals between 2011-2014.
Mar 24 - 9:34 AM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that Kyle Lohse will hold a showcase in the Phoenix area on Wednesday.

Heyman says that five teams are expected to be in attendance. Lohse is 37 and coming off an ugly 2015 campaign that saw him post a 5.85 ERA, so he might have to settle for a minor league contract. The veteran right-hander is no stranger to signing late in spring training, of course, as he signed with the Cardinals in mid-March of 2008 and with the Brewers in late-March of 2013.
Mar 22 - 5:21 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Marlins are interested in Kyle Lohse.

Not surprisingly, the market has been quiet for Lohse this winter after he posted a 5.85 ERA last season for the Brewers. He's now 37 and will surely have to settle for a minor league contract, but on a non-guaranteed deal he could be a worthy depth addition.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 31 - 1:33 PM

Kyle Lohse notched his first major league save Friday against the Nationals.

There's a first for everything. Appearing in his 445th career game, Lohse qualified for the save after pitching the final three innings. He allowed one run on one hit (a solo homer from Michael Taylor) and two walks while striking out four.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Kyle Lohse has been moved to the Brewers' bullpen.

Tyler Cravy will take over the vacant rotation spot. Lohse, 36, is 5-13 with a 6.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 124 innings (22 starts) this season for the last-place Brewers. He'll finish up the final year of a three-year, $33 million free agent deal in a mop-up role.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Monday that Kyle Lohse will remain in the club's rotation "as of now."

Counsell said Sunday that the organization would discuss Lohse's status and apparently they've decided to leave him in the starting five for the time being. "Kyle’s still in the rotation," Counsell said. "Kyle’s pitching Friday night as of now." Lohse holds an ugly 6.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season and is on thin ice, to say the least.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that the organization will have a discussion about the rotation spot of Kyle Lohse.

Lohse was handed his 13th loss of the season on Sunday, allowing four runs on nine hits over just 4 1/3 innings against the Cubs. He owns a troublesome 6.31 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 86/30 K/BB ratio on the season and has shown no signs of figuring things out or stringing a few good starts together. It's quite shocking that he has remained in the rotation for as long as he has.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Kyle Lohse picked up his 13th loss of the season in Sunday's contest with the Cubs, allowing four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Sunday's start counts as a decent outing relative to some of Lohse's other disasters this season. He allowed solitary runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings while striking out three against one walk. For the season, he holds a 6.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP to pair with an 86/30 K/BB ratio over 124 innings. The Cardinals are up next on his schedule, which probably isn't a good thing.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Kyle Lohse yielded four runs over 6 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Giants.

The Giants put up a three-spot in the fourth inning, which included a two-run Brandon Crawford home run. Gregor Blanco ripped a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh. Lohse, overall, gave up five hits and three walks, and failed to register a strikeout. The right-hander owns an abysmal 6.24 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and an 83/29 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings. He faces the Cubs in a home start next.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:58:00 AM

Kyle Lohse fooled nobody in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Indians, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over five innings.

Of the 10 hits Lohse allowed, two left the ballpark in the form of a solo home run by Francisco Lindor in the first inning and a three-run shot by Michael Brantley in the third. The veteran right-hander struck out three and walked three in the ugly outing. His numbers for the season? Also less than shiny, as he now holds a 6.29 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 83/26 K/BB ratio over 113 innings. Assuming he hasn't pitched his way out of the Brewer rotation, he'll take to the road to face the Giants in his next start.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Kyle Lohse racked up six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday.

Lohse allowed just two runs on four hits over his five frames, and departed in line for his sixth victory of the season, but the Brewers bullpen was unable to hold on to his lead. He has had an abysmal first half this season, posting a troubling 6.17 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 80/23 K/BB ratio across 108 innings.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Kyle Lohse continued to struggle, giving up four runs on 11 hits in five innings, taking the loss on Monday against the Braves.

The 11 hits match a season-high for the right-hander, who also walked one while striking out four. Two runs came in the first inning on Kelly Johnson's home run, and two more came in the second inning on a Nick Markakis RBI double and a Johnson single. Lohse has had a miserable year, carrying a 6.29 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 74/23 K/BB ratio over 103 innings. He'll try to salvage his final start of the first half in L.A. against the Dodgers.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Colin Walsh
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aaron Hill
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Ramon Flores
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Alex Presley
RF1Domingo Santana
2Michael Reed
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Wily Peralta
3Matt Garza
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Corey Knebel
4Michael Blazek
5Tyler Thornburg
6Sam Freeman
7Yhonathan Barrios
8Carlos Torres
9Sean Nolin
10Zack Jones
11Blaine Boyer
12Chris Capuano
13David Goforth