Adam McCalvy of MLB.com 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 Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.
Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.
Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.