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Kyle Lohse “is almost certain to sign with a team soon”

Feb 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lohse delivers a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in St. Louis

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com dropped this tidbit into a lengthy article about Zack Greinke: “Kyle Lohse, sources say, is almost certain to sign with a team soon.”

Nothing beyond that in terms of where or for how much, but Lohse is the last of the unsigned free agents with draft pick compensation attached after Michael Bourn signed with the Indians and Rafael Soriano signed with the Nationals.

Lohse, like Bourn and Soriano, is represented by agent Scott Boras, who’s shown once again that remaining unsigned for a long time doesn’t mean there isn’t significant interest and, eventually, a significant contract to be had.

Yesterday general manager Mike Rizzo downplayed speculation that the Nationals could make a run at Lohse and the Cardinals have given zero indication that they’re interested in re-signing him.

  1. JustMeMike - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    A nice safe risk free quote from Ken.

    Had he said that Kyle Lohse, according to sources, is almost certain to sit out the 2013 season – now that would have been news. This is just filler.

  2. muskyhunter2542 - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Love for him to sign with The Brewers… Just not for the 1st round pick.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    “When is then, now?”

    “Soon”

    • Chris Fiorentino - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      But “How Soon is Now”?

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        When Lohse is on the mound, Hand in Glove

  4. geoknows - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    It’s February 14 and pitchers and catchers have reported. It’s kind of a no-brainer to declare that Lohse is almost certain to sign with a team soon.

    Note that he’s not certain to sign soon, but almost certain.

  5. gibbyfan - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Wish the cards would sign him , if possible for say 2yr/25 M with an option for yr3—-they would then have some flexibility with Wainright

    • okwhitefalcon - Feb 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      It’s a nice thought but that ship has sailed I’d imagine.

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