The Philadelphia Phillies have added Kyle Lohse
for the stretch run, obtaining the right-hander from the Cincinnati
Reds for lefty Matt Maloney.
The 28-year-old Lohse is 6-12 with a 4.58 ERA in 21 starts this
season, going 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA at home but 2-9 with a 6.42 ERA
in the road.
Lohse is 60-74 with a 4.83 ERA in eight seasons with Minnesota
and Cincinnati, which acquired him from the Twins at the July 31
trade deadline last year. He is making $4.2 million this year. He's
eligible for free agency after the World Series.
Maloney, who is 23, was 9-7 with a 3.94 ERA in 21 starts at
Double-A Reading. He was the South Atlantic League pitcher of the
year in 2006, going 16-9 with a 2.03 ERA for Lakewood. He will
report to Double-A Chattanooga.