After moving right-hander Kyle Lohse to the bullpen and replacing him with Tyler Cravy, the Brewers "sound like" they are trying to trade Lohse, according to a report from Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
We spoke with Kyle Lohse, who, true to form, was a total pro. Declined to go into detail, but sounds like #Brewers are trying to trade him.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 6, 2015
Lohse was a July trade candidate who drew some interest from clubs, but Brewers' general manager Doug Melvin was not able to pull a trigger on a deal that would have forced Lohse out of Milwaukee like fellow veterans Aramis Ramirez, Jonathan Broxton, Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers and Gerardo Parra. Milwaukee also shopped starter Matt Garza on the trade market, but did not find any takers.
To be traded this month, Lohse would have to clear revocable trade waivers, which seems likely due to his struggles and high salary (about $3.5 million for the rest of the season). Milwaukee may find a team in need of starting pitching as a match for Lohse, who is a free agent at the end of the season.
Lohse, 36, has struggled to a 5-13 record and 6.31 ERA in 22 starts this season, his third year in Milwaukee. The team could also release him if they do not find any takers on the trade market.