Despite a significant injury to left-hander Martin Perez, the Texas Rangers are still not showing significant interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. While there's not much interest in general, Lohse's agent Scott Boras is said to be seeking a three-year contract with a "big" average annual salary for his client, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Rosenthal adds that Boras has continued to say that he doesn't provide teams with specific numbers. It was clear that he was seeking a significant deal for Lohse this offseason, so "big" is likely $10 million-plus per year.
Lohse has been tied to numerous teams throughout the winter, but there are still none that seem seriously interested in signing him for what Boras is asking. Beyond the steep average annual salary, the team that signs Lohse will have to surrender a high draft pick.
It appeared that Lohse could land with the Rangers after Perez, the leading candidate for the team's No. 5 spot, broke his forearm Sunday. However, Texas appears to be satisfied with in-house candidates for the time being.
Lohse spent the 2012 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, posting an ERA of 2.86 over 33 starts with a 3.76 strikeout-to-walk ratio.