ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak says it's unlikely the team can re-sign 16-game winner Kyle Lohse and doesn't see a spot for Lance Berkman even in a reduced role.
Lohse led the majors in winning percentage, going 16-3, and was among the league leaders with a 2.79 ERA. The Cardinals appear to have a full rotation plus young prospects such as Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal.
"I suspect the free agent market is going to treat him very kindly," Mozeliak said Thursday. "And when you see the depth that we have coming, it's not something I'm prepared to rule out today, but I would say it's probably unlikely at this time."
The 36-year-old Berkman hasn't decided whether he'll retire after playing in just 32 games and totaling 81 at-bats while slowed by knee trouble. He hit .259 with two homers and seven RBIs. In 2011, Berkman was NL comeback player of the year when he hit .301 with 31 homers and 94 RBIs.
Earlier in the postseason, Berkman said he'd probably deci...