While Kyle Lohse remains unsigned, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports the right-hander could be closer to ready than you would think. Since this will prove a moot point if no one wants to sign him, let's take a look at the latest teams to be tied to the free agent.
ESPN's Jim Bowden checked in on a few of the clulbs that have been in some way connected to Lohse. The list is long, as a clear market for the starter's services has yet to develop despite the fact that Opening Day is less than two weeks away.
The Kansas City Royals have no interest in Lohse, while the Milwaukee Brewers do not want to surrender their 17th-overall pick in the upcoming MLB Draft. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin attributes this to Cole Hamels -- selected 17th overall in 2002 -- and CC Sabathia - taken 20th overall in '98.
In anticipation of signing his new contract, Lohse has been preparing for the regular season. Brown reports the 34-year-old has been throwing 90-pitch simulated games in Arizona.