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Kyle Lohse | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (39) / 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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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports adds that Kyle Lohse can earn up to $1.5 million on his contract with the Royals.
He'll get $800,000 if he gets promoted to the big league club and can earn an additional $700,000 in incentives. It's a nice low-risk signing for the Royals, who could have a nice trade commodity on their hands at mid-season if he happens to pitch well. Mar 31 - 3:54 PM

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Royals signed RHP Kyle Lohse to a minor league contract.

The 39-year-old hurler has decided to attempt a comeback. He hasn't pitched professionally since the Rangers designated him for assignment in July of 2016 and hasn't been effective at the big league level since the 2014 campaign, so the odds of him making an impact with the Royals are slim. Still, it's a no-risk signing for Kansas City.
Mar 31 - 10:03 AM

Kyle Lohse has elected free agency.

Not surprisingly, he declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. Lohse allowed 13 earned runs in two starts with Texas and the 37-year-old could be nearing the end of the line.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Kyle Lohse for assignment.

Lohse allowed 13 earned runs in two starts with Texas. He'll probably pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point the veteran right-hander can either elect to become a free agent or accept a spot back at Triple-A.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Kyle Lohse was obliterated in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, yielding seven runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Yikes. Just bad news all around. Lohse failed to strike out a batter on the evening, but he was kind enough to hand out three free passes to the Halos. Albert Pujols connected for three-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings to account for the majority of the damage on Lohse's line. This was the veteran right-hander's second start of the season since the Rangers signed him in mid-May. He has surrendered 14 runs over 9 1/3 innings in those two outings. Lohse can be safely avoided for fantasy purposes. He will play host to the A's in his next scheduled start.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 01:12:00 AM

Kyle Lohse felt something in his right side during the second batter of the game but continued to pitch in order to save the bullpen.

The results went predictably poorly, as he allowed six runs over five innings. It's unclear whether the oblique injury will prevent him from making his next start or whether the Rangers were going to give him another shot, anyway.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 08:08:00 AM

Kyle Lohse was pummeled for six runs in five innings and took a loss to the Twins in his Rangers debut on Saturday.

He whiffed three and walked two. Two of the nine hits he allowed left the yard. This was his first game as a member of the Rangers and he did not leave a favorable first impression. The 37-year-old veteran soft-tosser delivered a 5.85 ERA last year in Milwaukee. Desperate owners shouldn't expect much better this year.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 02:00:00 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Lohse from Triple-A Round Rock.

The veteran right-hander will start for the Rangers on Saturday. The 37-year-old hurler posted an uninspiring 5.06 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 41/14 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings in his 10 starts at Triple-A. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Rangers signed RHP Kyle Lohse to a minor league contract.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Lohse will make $2 million with $1.5 million more available in incentives if he makes it to the majors. Lohse is 37 and is coming off a season where he held a 5.85 ERA over 37 outings -- 22 starts -- for for the Brewers. However, the Rangers aren't exactly swimming in rotation depth, so the veteran right-hander isn't a bad addition on a minor league pact. It's unclear at this point whether Lohse will go right into Triple-A Round Rock's rotation or if he might stick around in extended spring training for a while.
Fri, May 13, 2016 01:06:00 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers have interest in Kyle Lohse on a minor league deal.

Heyman reported of their interest in Lohse last week and has now clarified that it would be on a minor league contract. There's no word on whether Lohse might be holding out for a big league deal, but he probably can't be too picky at this point. Lohse posted a 5.85 ERA over 37 outings -- 22 starts -- for Milwaukee last season.
Fri, May 13, 2016 12:30:00 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports the Rangers are interested in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.

The Rangers' rotation owns MLB's eighth-lowest ERA and that's with Yu Darvish still sidelined from Tommy John surgery. With that said, it wouldn't hurt for the Rangers to add an extra arm for depth purposes. Signing Lohse would prevent him from going to the division rival Angels, who are also known to be pursuing the free agent right-hander. The 37-year-old held a showcase for teams at UC-Irvine on Thursday.
Sat, May 7, 2016 10:10:00 PM

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Angels have interest in Kyle Lohse.

The club watched him throw recently and they have a massive need in their rotation at the moment. Lohse has come back from the dead to be relevant in mixed leagues in the past, so keep an eye on him in deeper leagues.
Sat, May 7, 2016 01:26:00 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse is throwing for teams Thursday at UC-Irvine.

Heyman didn't mention which teams will be in attendance but the Orioles, Reds and Tigers are known to be interested. Lohse bottomed out last year, contributing a miserable 5.85 ERA over 37 outings (22 starts) for Milwaukee. The 37-year-old has thrown 2,522 1/3 career innings for five teams since debuting in 2001.
Thu, May 5, 2016 04:25:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 07:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 05:57:00 PM

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