Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has tabbed Kyle Lohse as his Opening Day starting pitcher, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Lohse has started on Opening Day twice before, both with the Cardinals in 2008 and ’12. Yovani Gallardo, now with the Rangers, had started each of the last five Opening Days for the Brewers.
Lohse, 36, has been solid in his two seasons with the Brewers, compiling a 3.45 ERA with a 266/81 K/BB ratio in 397 innings. The right-hander is entering the final year of a three-year, $33 million deal and can become a free agent after the season.