According to Ken Rosenthal the Braves claimed Kyle Lohse when the Brewers put him on waivers earlier this month. They wanted Lohse who they passed up in last years free agent market as a replacement for Tim Hudson. The Brewers withdrew the waivers and no trade talk ever got going. Lohse has $22M and two years left on his contract with the BrewCrew. The Braves apparently didn’t try to land Jake Peavy however as he told Rosenthal that he would have rearranged money to facilitate a trade to the Cardinals or any team that wanted him.
Hudson’s injury and the return of Brandon Beachy’s elbow coupled with the ineffectiveness of Paul Maholm leaves the weight of the Braves post season hopes on the young shoulders of Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Kris Medlen and Alex Wood. The Waiver trade deadline for players to be eligible for the post season roster is 31 August.