Why Is Ace Native Starting Pitcher Kyle Lohse Still Unsigned?
Major League Baseball’s spring training is in full swing, with all 30 teams prepping for the start of the 2013 season, which opens March 31. Perhaps the most surprising storyline so far—and one that is leading pundits to speculate—is Kyle Lohse, Nomlaki Nation, still being a free agent. The ace starting pitcher went 16-3 for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, finishing seventh in National League Cy Young Award voting for best pitcher. The Native American hurler set career bests in earned run average (2.86), strikeouts (143) and innings pitched (211). And yet, Lohse’s still looking for work.