Report: Kyle Lohse agrees to minor-league deal with Texas Rangers

Friday May 13th, 2016

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Free-agent pitcher Kyle Lohse has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers, reports the MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

The contract will be worth $2 million with $1.5 million in performance bonuses, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The deal is pending a medical review, Sherman reports.

Lohse, 37, remained a free agent through the beginning of this season after his three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers expired at the end of last year. 

Lohse pitched for a 5.85 ERA with the Brewers last season in 37 games, splitting time between the starting rotation and the bullpen. Lohse has spent the majority of his career as a starting pitcher, and the Rangers have reportedly indicated they want to use him as a starter.

The righthander has previously played for the Twins, Cardinals, Reds and Phillies.

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