The AP reports that Kyle Lohse signed a one year 4.2M contract to avoid arbitration. That’s a raise from the 3.95M he won in arbitration from the Twins last season. This was his last year of arbitration, and he appears to be looking to cash in on free agency next season. Hopefully he will pitch well enough to be tradeable at the trade deadline so we can get something out of him before he leaves.

Harang and the Reds traded arbitration figures. Harang is asking for 5.5M and the Reds have offered 4.25. Harang made 2.35M last season. Both sides have expressed the possibility of exploring a long term contract. Let’s hope they can wrap Harang up for about three years.