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Kyle Lohse purchases ping-pong table for AA clubhouse

Aug 5, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

It’s common for rehabbing major leaguers to spoil the fellas in the minor league clubhouses that they visit.  Whether it’s a meal, a new recliner or a flat-screen television, the big leaguers throw down some cash and the underpaid farm hands live in luxury for a moment. 

Kyle Lohse underwent surgery on his right forearm in late May and is making a final minor league rehab start on Thursday night at the Cardinals’ Double-A affiliate in Springfield, Missouri. 

B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest is on hand for the rehab outing and passes along word that Lohse bought the Double-A clubhouse a ping-pong table at the request of Springfield’s regulars.

The 31-year-old right-hander signed a four-year, $41 million contract with the Cardinals after a solid 2008 season, so it’s no skin off his back.  He will rejoin the big-league rotation next week if all goes well on Thursday evening.  Lohse had a 5.89 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in nine starts before landing on the disabled list.

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