Quick Hits: Dodgers, Willis, Purke

After consecutive disappointing seasons, Kyle Lohse is averaging nearly 8.0 IP per start this year and has a 1.64 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 1.2 BB/9. Lohse, who signed a $41MM deal with the Cardinals in 2008, is living up to his contract so far in 2011. Here are today's links…

  • Tom Schieffer says he wants to be helpful, not disruptive, when he takes over the Dodgers' day to day operations and finances, according to Quinn Roberts of MLB.com. Earlier today, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt sounded intensely displeased with MLB's involvement in L.A.
  • Dontrelle Willis does not have an out clause in his contract with the Reds, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The left-hander has a 1.12 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 24 innings at Triple-A Louisville so far in 2011.
  • TCU is set to announce that left-hander Matt Purke has been cleared to return to the mound, according to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo. That's excellent news for Purke, who was recently shut down with shoulder soreness and evaluated by Dr. James Andrews. Click here for MLBTR's Q&A with Purke.

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6 Comments on "Quick Hits: Dodgers, Willis, Purke"

4 years 4 months ago

No Purke. Stay on the DL a while longer. Just long enough to where the Rangers can pick you up again.

elscorcho the marlin
4 years 4 months ago

i would love for the marlins to inquire into willis. if he is figuring out his mechanics, he could do no worse than vasquez is for florida.

4 years 4 months ago


4 years 4 months ago

Are the Reds facing the Dodgers this weekend, then?

4 years 4 months ago

And put him where? in long relief? Cueto and Bailey should be back soon leaving LeCure and probably Leake without a rotation spot. I would imagine one of them fills long relief and that leaves Willis in triple A still.

4 years 4 months ago

In other words, what you talkin’ bout Willis for?