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Rangers Bring in Lohse on Minor League Deal



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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 22: Pitcher Kyle Lohse #26 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts while taking on the San Francisco Giants in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers have taken their fair share, and more, of low-risk pitching fliers over the past few years.

    One, A.J. Griffin, has worked out very well so far this year, even though he's currently on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury that isn't expected to be serious.

    Now, they have another as they've inked veteran Kyle Lohse to a minor-league deal, according to several sources, both nationally and locally.

    Lohse finished up a three-year deal with Milwaukee last season, which was his 15th big-league season. He's likely setting up to pitch out of the bullpen for the Rangers as a long man if he indeed gets to Arlington (he probably will).

    Lohse was bad in 2015, going 5-13 with a 5.85 ERA for the Brewers, but before that put up four straight strong seasons with both the Cardinals and Brewers as a starter.

    Another plus to the Rangers signing Lohse? It prevents the pitching starved Angels from bolstering their thin staff.