With Opening Day only a week away, the Milwaukee Brewers made a strong move to solidify their starting rotation—and have replaced the void left when they traded Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels last year—by signing free-agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Lohse to sign with brewers— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 25, 2013
Beyond the $33 million over 3 years for Lohse, he can earn another $1 million over the contract in performance bonuses.— Tom (@Haudricourt) March 25, 2013
Lohse, 34, finished seventh in the National League Cy Young Award voting last season while with the St. Louis Cardinals, going 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over 211 innings of work.
This is no small addition. Lohse is a game-changer, and his impact will be felt far beyond Milwaukee's city lines.
Here's a look at who—and what—will be affected the most.