Saturday, February 2, 2013

Red Sox Again Showing Interest in Kyle Lohse

USA Today
Back at the beginning of last December, we reported that the Red Sox were showing interest in right-handed starter Kyle Lohse. That interest waned, but is reportedly picking up again. Lohse had a 16-3 record and a 2.86 ERA last season, but—over his whole career he is a .520 pitcher with a 4.45 ERA. Nevertheless, Boston may be looking for some back-of-the-rotation insurance in case of injury or ineffectiveness. Also, it can't be forgotten that Felix Doubront (the current #5 starter) pitched a career-high 161 innings last year, after being injured most of 2011.