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Lohse brings experience to Brewers


Milwaukee (WQOW) -- The wait is finally over! The Brewers open up the 2013 season at Miller Park Monday against Colorado.

The team was expected to enter the year with one of the youngest starting pitching rotations in the league. However, general manager Doug Melvin made a splash in free agency on Monday, inking pitcher Kyle Lohse to a three-year, $33-million deal. In Lohse, the Brewers get a pitcher with experience and a playoff pedigree.

"Does it make us better? Yes, it makes us better," says manager Ron Roenicke. "Kyle is certainly one of the better pitchers in our league the last 2 years, and any time you add a pitcher like that to your rotation, you're going to be better."

"You know, having to face these guys, it wasn't something that I looked forward to facing. It was a fun challenge, but it was definitely a tough lineup to face. You look at that, look at how competitive they can be. That's why Milwaukee was high on the list of teams that I wanted to talk to and see if I was a fit," adds Lohse.

Milwaukee and Colorado play at 1:10 p.m. on Monday. News 18's Stephen Kelley will have reports from Miller Park at 6:00 and 10:00.

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