After signing a three-year, $33 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers two weeks ago, Kyle Lohse will make his official debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park tonight. The signing of the aging hurler was an investment and a sacrifice for the Brewers. Milwaukee surrendered the 17th overall pick in the next draft and about $2 million over and above the $33 million contract.
Lohse will earn $4 million this season, with $7 million deferred to 2016-18. He will then earn $11 million apiece in 2014-15, with another $1.05 million available in incentives.
In 2012, Lohse went (16-3) with a 2.86 ERA in 33 starts for the Cardinals and finished seventh in National League Cy Young Award balloting. He was widely considered one of the best pitchers available on the open market.