Dodgers Rumors: LA Interested in Kyle Lohse

The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.

Los Angeles has made it clear that it has money to spend this offseason. The Dodgers are targeting starting pitchers to bolster their rotation, as they’ve also been tied to right-hander Zack Greinke, and Lohse is one of the top second-tier arms available on the open market.

The 34-year-old quietly put together an extremely impressive 2012 campaign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Over 33 starts spanning 211 innings the right-hander posted an ERA and WHIP of 2.86 and 1.090. This solid season garnered him Cy Young consideration.

In 12 seasons at the major league level Lohse has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 4.45 and 1.369 with 5.6 strikeouts and 2.6 walks per nine innings. Over his last five years with the Cardinals he’s posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.90 and 1.279.

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