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Kyle Lohse won’t be traded by the Brewers

Aug 9, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Brewers placed Kyle Lohse on waivers and then pulled him back when he was claimed, meaning they won’t be trading him.

Milwaukee likely asked a lot for Lohse, because a) he’s pitching well, b) he’s signed for two more seasons, and c) it cost the 17th overall pick in June’s draft to sign him this offseason.

Through one season of a three-year, $33 million deal Lohse has provided a good return on the Brewers’ investment, throwing 139 innings with a 3.23 ERA for his third straight season with a sub-3.50 ERA, although the decision to forfeit a top-20 pick to acquire a 34-year-old looks even iffier now that they’re 49-66.

  1. muskyhunter2542 - Aug 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Stupid move to even try to trade him. Absolutely asinine. Man up and get ready for next year. This team is pathetically bad, but has the talent to make a run next year in my opinion.

  2. chew1985 - Aug 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Too bad for Kyle…it would have been his 24th team in the last five years.

    It sure is great having Scott Boras as an agent. He teaches you that your first love is now money, not baseball.

    • spudchukar - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      Most of Lohse’s salary is deferred with the Brewers.

  3. uwsptke - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Wait… they had someone willing to take on the remainder of his contract… and they pulled him back? Giving up a 1st round pick was incredibly stupid for a team that probably wasn’t going to compete this year, but they at least had a chance to start fresh from a monetary standpoint.

  4. timbo08 - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    At least he’s on a team with an former MVPED

  5. timbo08 - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    At least he’s on a team with a former MVPED

    • jrbdmb - Aug 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Liked your comment better the first time.

      • timbo08 - Aug 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        LOL, Most people didnt like it either time

  6. spudchukar - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    As Grand Poobah, of the Kyle Lohse fan club, it is my obligation to champion his cause once more. Arguably the least appreciated hurler in the game, it is Milwaukee’s good fortune that he was claimed, and it was not a waste securing him for the 17th pick. The Brewers need pitching now, not in a few years. With Segura, Braun, Lucroy, and Gomez the Crew could be formidable in 2014 if they can move Weeks and Ramirez for some solid starters.

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