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Kyle Lohse is facing college hitters in simulated games

Mar 5, 2013, 10:47 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

Kyle Lohse is still unsigned and agent Scott Boras is still trying to land him a three-year contract for big money, but in the meantime the free agent right-hander is staying in pitching shape in Arizona.

Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star Telegram reports that Lohse “has been working on a normal spring training schedule and is facing college hitters in simulated games.”

That’s smart, because if/when Lohse does sign somewhere he wouldn’t have much time to build up arm strength for the regular season. This way he’ll basically be ready to step into a rotation without pitch count limitations.

  1. jtpercell - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Loh$e.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    This is nice and all, but once he gets paid, he probably won’t be in much of a hurry to get started provided he gets the money he wants. If he ends up stuck on a one-year deal, which is the real reason I think he is doing this, then he will want to make sure he is ready to impress at the start of the season.

    • spudchukar - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      What a bunch of crap. The notion that players only really put forth maximum effort when more money is involved has been dispelled over, and over.

  3. onbucky96 - Mar 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    I call SHENNANAGINS! Is Lohse their to work out or is the Dark Lord of player reps there trying to seduce college players to the Dark Side of Baseball. Scotty, you are a tool, retire already.

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