Lohse could wait until after MLB draft

The new CBA could force Kyle Lohse to take some drastic measures. Elsa/Getty Images

How does a veteran pitcher post a 16-3 record last season and not have a job just two weeks away from Opening Day?

Such is the plight of right-hander Kyle Lohse. The Scott Boras client remains jobless and the market for him is razor thin. With teams steadfastly refusing to surrender a draft pick in order to sign Lohse, there lurks the real possibility that Lohse could be without a team for a long time, well after Opening Day.

How long? It could be June before he has a job -- after the MLB first-year player draft. And part of the reason is the new collective bargaining agreement.