It's not a surprise, but the Pirates "don't appear to be pursuing" Kyle Lohse, Jon Morosi writes. Morosi also says Lohse would be "a great fit" for the Bucs, which I suppose is true if you don't consider the fact that signing Lohse would cost the Pirates the No. 14 pick in the draft next year. The Bucs have no business giving up that pick, so unless they can get Major League Baseball to allow them to sign Lohse and keep their pick (MLB was supposedly considering doing that for the Mets, who have the No. 11 pick, when they were pursuing Michael Bourn), there's really nothing to discuss. The Pirates' rotation can certainly use the help, but the draft-pick compensation really is a problem.
Pirates not interested in Kyle Lohse, according to report
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