Kyle Lohse (born December 4, 1978 in Chico, California, name pronounced "lÅsh") is a starting pitcher for the Rochester Red Wings (demoted from the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 2006). He made his MLB debut on June 22, 2001 with them. He was originally drafted in the 29th round of the 1996 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. In 1999 he was traded to the Twins in a deal involving Rick Aguilera. He is right-handed.
Lohse is one of only two Native American players in the MLB. The other is Bobby Madritsch of the Kansas City Royals.
In 2003, he started 33 games and went 14-11. He had a 4.61 ERA. In 2004, he did not have quite as good of a season, going 9-13 with a 5.34 ERA. He has been to one ALCS with the Twins, in 2002.
He has a tendency to be very inconsistent in his pitching appearances, going deep into the game with good performance on one start and being pulled in the early innings the next. On May 17, 2006 he was sent down to AAA Rochester, and the Twins called up replacement pitcher Boof Bonser.
In Lohse's first start at AAA on May 21, 2006, he allowed one run over seven innings while only having one walk. He also earned the win.