Despite a lack of dominating stuff, Kyle Lohse had remained relevant in Fantasy right up until last season, when the wheels came off. In midseason, Lohse turned in seven consecutive sub-quality starts, and by early August, Brewers manager Craig Counsell demoted him to the bullpen. Lohse's changeup, which had previously been one of the better ones in the majors, was suddenly getting clobbered. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the veteran free agent, but if Lohse can land a job as a starter and regain some of his effectiveness, he will have value in Head-to-Head leagues. Lohse gained relief eligibility, so being able to use him in an RP slot could be helpful in standard mixed leagues, but only if he shows early signs of bouncing back. On Draft Day, save him for your deep leagues.
Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse picked up his first-career save in Friday's 10-3 win over the Nationals. Lohse pitched three innings, allowing two walks and a Michael Taylor solo home run along the way. Lohse was moved to the bullpen earlier this month after struggling for much of the season.
With the Brewers unable to find a taker for pitcher Kyle Lohse, the team will continue to use Lohse as a multi-inning reliever, reports MLB.com. "For most guys, if you pitch two innings, you won't pitch the next day," manager Craig Counsell said. "And with Kyle at first, I think we'll have to go a little slowly, and then hopefully he gets into a routine and we can use him a little more." Lohse was recently placed on waivers, but no team was willing to claim him. Lohse has a 6.21 ERA over 126 innings this season.
The Brewers will place starting pitcher Kyle Lohse on waivers, according to USA Today. Lohse was dropped from the rotation and moved into the bullpen recently. He has struggled all season, compiling a 5-13 record with a 6.31 ERA.
The Brewers have decided to remove Kyle Lohse from the rotation and shift him to the bullpen, according to MLB.com. Tyler Cravy will take Lohse's spot in the rotation Friday against the Cardinals. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for what Kyle has done as a major-league player, for what he's done as a Brewer," manager Craig Counsell said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "You don't want it to happen like this. But it was time that we think it has to be done. "When you trade four players in 24 hours, it changed things. This is another step that's reflective of that." The veteran right-hander Lohse has struggled all season, compiling a 5-13 record and 6.31 ERA through 22 starts. He is winless in his last five starts, going 0-4 with a 6.58 ERA in that span. While Lohse has mostly been a starter in his MLB career, he does have some bullpen experience. He is 1-1 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 24 career relief appearances. "(The bullpen) is where I'll be residing for the time being, so we'll see what the options are," Lohse said. "All of that stuff is out of my hands. They've been good to me, stuck with me during a pretty tough year and gave me the opportunity to go out there every five days. "It just didn't work out so we'll see what happens from here. There's all kinds of possibilities. We did talk about some options but I can't really talk about that right now until certain things happen. It's hang tight and I'll be in the bullpen for now."
Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse remains on track to start Friday against the Cardinals, manager Craig Counsell told reporters Monday. Counsell indicated Sunday that Lohse's spot in the rotation was in jeopardy following a third straight loss. The veteran right-hander has struggled all season, compiling a 5-13 record and 6.31 ERA through 22 starts. He is winless in his last five starts, going 0-4 with a 6.58 ERA in that span.