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Lohse, 37, joined the Texas organization on a minor league deal earlier in the season and has been working at the Triple-A level. Over 58 2/3 innings through ten starts, he has put up a rather unsightly 5.06 ERA, though a 61.4% strand rate isn’t doing him any favors.
While Lohse’s minor league performance doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence, the Rangers are in need of rotation arms and will see what he has left in the tank. And there’s at least some reason to hope that the veteran can deliver useful innings for a big league staff.
Across his 15 MLB campaigns, Lohse owns a 4.37 ERA with 5.8 K/9 against 2.5 BB/9. His earned run average ballooned to 5.85 last year, but that broke a string of four consecutive years in which Lohse’s ERA never drifted above the mid-3’s. Beyond that, the underlying peripherals looked much the same as ever and Lohse was still working at his customary ~89 mph level with the fastball.