Kyle Lohse had a brutal 2015 with the Brewers, posting a 5.85 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 152 1/3 innings, but he had a great four-year run from 2011-2014 and he could maybe possibly have a bounceback in him for the 2016 season — what will be his age-37 campaign.
The market has been quiet so far for Lohse, but teams should come calling as the free agent value heap gets chipped away at leading into the start of spring training.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Marlins are “exploring that possibility” — as in, signing Lohse to a one-year deal. Miami’s current starting rotation lines up as Jose Fernandez, Wei-Yin Chen, Jarred Cosart, Tom Koehler, and then presumably Edwin Jackson.
Jackson worked strictly as a reliever last year for the Braves and Cubs.
Tragic news out of the Dominican Republic.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez was killed Saturday in his native country when a motorcycle being piloted by Ramirez was struck by another vehicle. That’s all the information available at this point.
Ramirez, who would have turned 24 years old next month, spent the 2015 season between the Gulf Coast League Orioles, the Low-A Aberdeen IronBirds, and the High-A Frederick Keys.
Our condolences to his friends and family.
Yasiel Puig brought some Cuban flavor and charm to the Dodgers’ annual FanFest on Saturday at Chavez Ravine, showing off a couple dance moves with former MLB Network host and current SportsNet LA reporter Alanna Rizzo …
Los Angeles will be hoping for a big bounceback 2016 from Puig, who was limited to 79 games last year because of hamstring issues and batted just .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI when healthy.