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Lohse to keep tattoo from becoming distraction

Lohse to keep tattoo from becoming distraction

Lohse to keep tattoo from becoming distraction
JUPITER, Fla. -- As soon as word got out that right-hander Kyle Lohse had a new, elaborate tattoo, Cardinals fans began to wonder. Given the recent experience of tattooed reliever Justin Miller, the question was whether Lohse would have to cover up his new ink.

Lohse was way ahead of them. He said Saturday morning that he fully intends to wear a shirt under his uniform jersey that covers the ink when he pitches. Major League Baseball has at times required pitchers to remove or cover items on their bodies that could potentially distract hitters -- such as a tattoo on one's pitching arm.

"I'll probably wear a sleeve, like three-quarter," Lohse said. "I wear long sleeves anyway."

"I'm not too worried about it. It's not going to change anything. It doesn't matter if it's 30 degrees or 100, I always wear half a sleeve anyway."

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