Rangers Bring in Lohse on Minor League Deal

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.

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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.

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