Kyle Lohse demoted to the pen


Adam McCalvy of reports that Brewers starter Kyle Lohse is now Brewers’ reliever Kyle Lohse:

We’ve seen this coming for a good while. Lohse is 5-13 with a 6.31 ERA in the final year of his $33 million deal. Time to see what someone else, who may actually be around next year, has to offer.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of five people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. The pilot, a teammate of Gianna’s, and the teammate’s parent were also killed in the tragic accident.

Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.