Lohse last free agent of interest remaining in 2012

by Matthew on December 31, 2012

With 2012 just about over, so too are the signings of any remaining big name free agent pitchers on the market — at least until 2013.

However, Kyle Lohse’s name kept circulating the baseball wire on New Year’s Eve as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hinted that both the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers were involved with the right-handed pitcher.

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Though both teams are set with their rotations, Lohse could be a solid pick for Detroit who could utilize the 34-year old to upgrade the spot currently held by Drew Smyly,  particularly if they can unload Rick Porcello.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles may be a destination, even with Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang slated for the back end of the rotation, both of whom the Dodgers have already attempted to trade.

Cafardo also mentions the Brewers and the Rangers as potential landing spots for Lohse as well, with Texas having a boatload of cash and a need for a veteran pitcher on an otherwise young pitching staff.

Nevertheless, if Lohse remains a free agent through midnight, he will become part of a January market that will lend itself to last minute snatched of pitchers for teams that are still in need of that final piece to its rotation just weeks before catchers and pitchers report to camp.

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