You thought the Royals were done adding veterans to the organization? Wrong! Earlier today, the Royals agree to a minor league deal with 16 year major league veteran Kyle Lohse.
The 39-year-old righty arm has logged 2531.2 innings throughout his career, owning a career ERA of 4.40. Lohse didn’t pitch at any level last year, last making a pitching appearance for the Texas Rangers in 2016, when he allowed 13 runs over 9.1 innings. His fastball average under 90 MPH for the two starts he made.
This signing is a strange one. You’d figure he’d slide somewhere into the Omaha pitching staff, most likely in the rotation, with a little chance of ever pitching in Kansas City this year.