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Kyle Lohse | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Texas Rangers
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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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. May 13 - 1:06 PM

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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.
May 13 - 12:30 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.
May 7 - 10:10 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.
May 7 - 1:26 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.
May 5 - 4:25 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.
Apr 29 - 7:33 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.
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

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