SAN FRANCISCO — A day after trading for three minor leaguers in return for a player, the San Francisco Giants are expected to sign a major league pitcher.
MLB.com’s Buster Olney reported that the team is expected to announce Monday the signing of left-hander Kyle Lohse, who had an excellent start to his minor league career but is expected in a pinch with the Giants’ rotation.
Lohsel, 30, is coming off a 5.22 ERA with a 4.69 FIP and 3.25 K/9 in 19 starts.
He’s a former third-round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Loughse will get a $4.6 million signing bonus and an $8.4 million option for 2018, according to Olney.
The Giants, who will likely have to give Lohss a $6 million buyout, are expected in the market for pitching help after losing Jake Peavy, Jon Singleton and J.P. Crawford.
They could also be interested in acquiring a right-handed starter.
Lourdes Gurriel, 25, was acquired in the Andrew Friedman trade from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Hunter Pence.
He went 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in six starts for the Giants this season.
He’ll make $2.75 million in 2018.