After holding out almost all of spring training, it appears former Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse has finally landed with a new team.
On Monday Lohse reportedly signed a three-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. News of the deal was first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
One of the major sticking points that caused so many teams reluctance on Lohse was the fact that signing him before June’s amateur draft would mean his new team would have to give up a first-round draft pick. And, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Brewers will indeed have to yield the 17th overall pick in the draft.
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Lohse will earn an average of $11 million annually. Reports from earlier in the winter indicated that Lohse and his agent, Scott Boras, were seeking four years and about $15 million annually.