Joel Sherman of the New York Post has confirmed that the Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Kyle Lohse to a minor league contract.
It has taken Lohse 30+ games to land a minor league contract, but could it be due in part of a poor 2015 season? Last season, Lohse spent the season with the Milwaukee Brewers where he posted a ERA into the 5.00’s over 37 games. The Brewers thought that they could have found their veteran leader in their rotation but in his final year of a 3-year, $33 million dollar contract, the team decided not to re-sign him.
It is now a whole new opportunity for Lohse and a change of scenery. The Rangers have not yet made any official decision on where Lohse will be headed either (AAA-Round Rock or extended Spring Training) but we should find out soon. Lohse could get the call-up to the MLB roster sooner rather than later as the Rangers are struggling a bit in the rotation. I am not saying he is a savior but he still adds a veteran arm within a young pitching rotation.