Kyle Lohse


The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed with free agent right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse on a three-year, $33MM contract.

The 34-year old Lohse, who turned down a one-year, $13.3MM qualifying offer from his former club, the St. Louis Cardinals, in the offseason, can reportedly earn an extra $1 in incentive bonuses.

By signing Lohse, the  Brewers will forfeit the 17th overall pick, and the accompanying slot money in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in June, while the Cardinals will gain the 28th-overall pick.

Lohse went 16-3, with a 2.86 ERA. for St. Louis in 2012, while throwing a career-high 211 innings. In five season with the Cardinals, Lohse was 55-35, with a 3.90 ERA.

In 12 seasons, the Chico, California native has accumulated a 118-109 career record, with a 4.45 ERA.

Lohse will join a Milwaukee rotation that also includes Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada, and Mike Fiers.