Kyle Lohse went through this as a free agent once before. Five years ago on Thursday, he signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
This time, Lohse is taking even longer to find a new team.
Lohse, 34, is working out both near his home in Arizona and at a facility operated by his agent, Scott Boras – the Boras Sports Training Institute in Aliso Viejo, Ca. He is facing hitters at the institute, and threw 85 pitches in his most recent outing, Boras said.
The Texas Rangers remain in contact with Lohse, according to major-league sources. Boras said only that multiple teams are interested.
“He’s doing his workouts, and we’ve continued talking with a number of teams,” Boras said.. A lot of teams are evaluating their existing situations, but have called and have interest in Kyle.”
Lohse’s market is slow in part because he is subject to draft-pick compensation, but executives also cite his high asking price - a three-year deal with a “big” av