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Kyle Lohse to the Brewers for a reported 3 years, $33 million

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Jon Heyman just tweeted that Kyle Lohse will sign with the Milwaukee Brewers

Scott Boras
Scott Boras

Jon Heyman just tweeted that free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse will sign with the Milwaukee Brewers. Heyman is Scott Boras's top choice for leaking information, and Boras represents Lohse, so I think it is fair to assume this is good info.

The Texas Rangers have reportedly maintained contact with Lohse, but were not interested in signing him at the price he was asking for, which, at the start of the spring, was three years, $45 million.

There was also some thought that the Angels, which have some issues with the back end of their rotation, might have interest in Lohse, particularly given that they just shaved $13 million off their payroll by shipping Vernon Wells to New York.

Lohse was made a qualifying tender by the St. Louis Cardinals, which means that the Brewers will have to forfeit a draft pick to sign him. The loss of a draft pick was blamed by many for the slow market for Lohse.

UPDATE -- Bob Nightengale just tweeted that the contract is "significantly more" than the two year, $20 million deal the Brewers were discussing with Lohse recently. He also says the Rangers were the "runners-up" for Lohse.

UPDATE II -- Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt tweeted that he is hearing 3 years at a little over $30 million.

UPDATE III -- Bob Nightengale just tweeted that it is a 3 year, $33 million deal.