Kyle Lohse rumors: Nationals, Brewers, Angels

Rob Carr

Scott Boras has been trying to engage the Angels about Kyle Lohse, but so far they're passing.

Pitchers and catchers have reported, but it remains unclear where free agent Kyle Lohse will sign. The Milwaukee Brewers aren't courting him, and the Washington Nationals aren't interested in adding a starting pitcher at this time. Scott Boras has tried to sell Lohse to the Los Angeles Angels, according to Buster Olney of ESPN, but they don't appear to be biting either.

Olney says he currently has "no idea" where Lohse will ultimately end up. He adds that Boras has tried to engage the Angels about Lohse, but so far they've passed, as they've already surrendered their top pick for signing Josh Hamilton.

Beyond the Angels, Olney lists the Brewers, Nationals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs as other potential landing spots for Lohse. However, he isn't able to make a strong case for any of the teams mentioned.

Washington has been connected to Lohse as a fallback option in case Gio Gonzalez is suspended. It doesn't appear this is going to happen anytime soon, and general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters, including Amanda Comak of The Washington Times, that he's hasn't intensified his search for starting pitching since the Biogenesis report surfaced.

While the Brewers have several questions surrounding their starting rotation, GM Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourtof The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he hasn't had any conversations with Boras. He added that "there's nothing going on" from Milwaukee's end when it comes to Lohse.

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