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Kyle Lobstein | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) is expected to need four rehab starts.
Lobstein made his first rehab start with High-A Lakeland last Wednesday, allowing one run over three innings of work. "He only threw 45 pitches, 46, something like that," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He threw the day after and felt fine. I know that. Tossed, 90 feet or whatever it was." Lobstein has been out since late May with shoulder issues but could join the Tigers' rotation perhaps before the end of the month if all goes well. Aug 9 - 9:57 AM

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Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) has resumed throwing from a mound.

Lobstein has been on the shelf since late May with soreness in his left shoulder. There remains no timetable for his return, but it would seem he'd have a shot to contribute at some point this season with the Tigers if he can progress without any setbacks.
Aug 3 - 4:44 PM

Tigers transferred LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paperwork move to clear a 40-man roster spot for Daniel Norris, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in Thursday's David Price trade. Lobstein has been out since May 24. There's no timetable for his return.
Jul 30 - 2:01 PM

Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) has been cleared to resume throwing.

Lobstein has been sidelined since May 24 with left shoulder soreness. He's currently rehabbing at the team's complex in Lakeland, Florida, but it's unclear when he'll be ready for game action.
Jul 9 - 5:16 PM

Kyle Lobstein was given a cortisone shot in his ailing left shoulder on Friday.

He'll take a few days off from throwing in hopes that the shot will speed up his recovery. Lobstein has been on the disabled list since May 24 with a sore left shoulder. "I only played catch once and it just wasn't feeling 100%, so that's why we re-evaluated and decided to go the route with the cortisone injection," Lobstein said.
Jun 14 - 10:13 AM

Kyle Lobstein has experienced renewed discomfort in his left shoulder and will be shut down indefinitely.

Lobstein was cleared to resume throwing over the weekend, but he felt pain in his shoulder in one of his first workouts. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 19 and is highly doubtful to be an option for the Tigers' rotation before July.
Jun 9 - 4:31 PM

Tigers placed LHP Kyle Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with left shoulder inflammation.

He's actually been dealing with the shoulder issue for a couple starts and it apparently hasn't been getting better. Lobstein will undergo an MRI to make sure he's not dealing with anything more than inflammation. Buck Farmer will take his spot in the Tigers' rotation.
May 24 - 11:17 AM

Kyle Lobstein went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, in a loss to the Brewers on Monday.

Home runs were his downfall on this particular evening. Carlos Gomez hit one to kick off the ballgame, and Aramis Ramirez clubbed a game-tying dinger in the fourth. Both were of the solo variety. Lobstein allowed seven hits and a walk overall while striking out three. The lefty's ERA is a bit skewed at 4.29 as he was hammered in a loss on Wednesday, but has otherwise been solid for the Tigers. Lobstein will try to get back in the win column in a weekend home start against the Astros.
May 18 - 10:30 PM

Kyle Lobstein was lit up for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Twins on Wednesday.

Lobstein is pretty crafty, but with his modest strikeout rate, he's going to have nights like this from time to time. He finally surrendered his first homer in six starts this year when Torii Hunter took him deep in the first, and the hits just kept coming from there.
May 13 - 10:44 PM

Kyle Lobstein pitched into the eighth inning of Thursday's 4-1 win over the White Sox, allowing one run (zero earned) on five hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Lobstein struck out three and walked two, exiting with two outs in the eighth inning after throwing exactly 100 pitches. An RBI single by Avisail Garcia in the fourth inning marked the only run on Lobstein's line, but even that was unearned. The outing dropped his ERA to an even 3.00. His 1.30 WHIP and 15/10 K/BB ratio over 33 innings aren't stellar, but he has value in AL-only leagues thanks to his ability to keep the ERA down. Lobstein will tango with the Twins at home in his next start.
May 7 - 7:29 PM

Kyle Lobstein was dealt his second loss of the season on Friday, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 7 1/3 innings against the Royals.

Lobstein fanned two and walked one on the evening. Nearly all of the damage came during a three-run uprising in the first inning, though he was able to settle in nicely afterwards. He has done a serviceable job filling in for the injured Justin Verlander, though his lack of strikeouts keep him from having much mixed league value. He'll take on the White Sox in Chicago his next time out on Thursday.
May 1 - 11:21 PM

Kyle Lobstein yielded three earned runs over seven innings but the Tigers topped the Indians on Sunday.

Lobstein gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out four Cleveland batters in the solid outing. He's done a nice job of eating innings for the Tigers with Justin Verlander (triceps) on the shelf, boasting a 2-1 record and 3.50 ERA through 18 innings (three starts). A road date with the Royals is next.
Apr 26 - 4:30 PM

Kyle Lobstein pitched well over six innings, allowing just one run, but took the loss on Tuesday versus the Yankees.

Lobstein allowed the one run on a first-inning RBI double to Mark Teixeira. He might have lucked into a no-decision had reliever Ian Krol not allowed three runs in the top of the seventh, rendering the two the Tigers scored between the seventh and ninth innings useless. Lobstein yielded three hits and four walks while striking out three on the evening. If Lobstein makes the next trip through the rotation, he'll start next at home against the Indians.
Apr 21 - 11:14 PM

Kyle Lobstein allowed three earned runs over five innings Sunday in the Tigers' defeat of the Indians.

It wasn't the crispest spot start for Lobstein, who walked two and gave up eight hits, but he was staked to a big early lead by the hot Detroit offense and he did well to preserve it. The left-hander was starting in place of Justin Verlander (triceps), who could be ready to join the Tigers' rotation next weekend.
Apr 12 - 4:36 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll start on Sunday in Cleveland in place of Justin Verlander (triceps). Lobstein held a 4.35 ERA over 39 1/3 innings for Detroit last season, which included a 10-strikeout performance in Cleveland in his second major league start. That the Tribe feature a left-handed heavy lineup helps, but we can't really recommend Lobstein in fantasy leagues.
Apr 8 - 9:33 AM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Joe Nathan
9Guido Knudson
10Jose Valdez