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Report: Brewers signing Lohse

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Free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse is signing with the Milwaukee Brewers, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Monday.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the deal is for three years and $33 million. He is headed to Milwaukee for a pre-signing physical exam.

Lohse, 34, was 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 33 starts last year for the St. Louis Cardinals.

He had a difficult time finding a team in the offseason because of the league's new draft pick compensation system. The Brewers have to forfeit the 17th overall pick in the June draft and the slot money attached to that pick to get Lohse.

The right-hander turned down the Cardinals' tender offer during the winter. The Cardinals will get the 28th overall draft choice as compensation.

Lohse will likely be slotted behind Yovani Gallardo in the rotation. It is not certain when he will be ready to join the rotation as he gets back into baseball shape, though he reportedly has worked hard in anticipation of signing with a team.
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