Lohse says Brewers were 'a team I had wanted to talk to' about '13
MILWAUKEE - The newest member of the Milwaukee Brewers says he's excited to have a new home.
"Especially to know the team I was coming to, coming to Milwaukee, was a team I had wanted to talk to," said new pitcher Kyle Lohse on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Sports Central with the Freak and the Geek."
Lohse, 34, reportedly agreed to a three-year, $33 million deal.
He is expected to pitch in a game on Thursday, possibly setting him up to pitch in the Brewers' second regular season game next Tuesday night against Colorado.
The 12-year veteran finished 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Lohse admits that he hasn't had such success in his career against the Milwaukee Brewers, against whom he has a 6-8 record and a 4.44 ERA.
"I won't be facing this lineup. That was always a challenge, whether I faced them in St. Louis or Milwaukee."
However, he finished 2-0 against Milwaukee in 2012, sporting a 2.45 ERA, reflective of his dominance that year.
"It'll be fun, but tough," said Lohse about possibly pitching against his old Cardinals teammates.
"I have a lot of good friends over there, but we all have a job to do."
Lohse is expected to take the No. 2 pitching rotation slot behind top starter Yovani Gallardo.