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Kyle Lobstein | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / TB
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Pirates acquired LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Tigers for cash considerations.
Lobstein was designated for assignment by Detroit last week to open up a 40-man roster spot for utilityman Mike Aviles. Lobstein, a 26-year-old soft-tossing left-hander, posted an ugly 5.94 ERA over 63 2/3 innings for the Tigers in 2015. He can both start and relieve, but he doesn't do either job well. Mon, Dec 21, 2015 02:50:00 PM

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Tigers designated LHP Kyle Lobstein for assignment.

The Tigers needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Mike Aviles and it appears Lobstein was the odd-man out. The 26-year-old posted a disappointing 5.94 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 32/23 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings with the Tigers during an injury-plagued 2015. With the ability to both start and work out of the bullpen, he could generate interest on waivers.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Kyle Lobstein was bashed for six runs in 1 1/3 innings, resulting in a loss facing the Twins on Monday.

The lefty allowed seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two in a brief outing. Four of the runs came in the first inning and two in the second. Lobstein has allowed five-plus runs in four of his 11 starts, resulting in an ugly 6.10 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP and a 30/22 K/BB ratio in 59 innings. He'll try to turn things around in a home start against the Royals.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Kyle Lobstein allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Wednesday versus the Rays.

Lobstein allowed an RBI double in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie, and that was followed up by a two-run double to send the Rays' lead to 3-0. In the sixth, he allowed solo home runs to Logan Forsythe and Tim Beckham before being yanked with two outs in the inning. Lobstein gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out six. It's been a forgettable year, as he has a 5.31 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP and a 28/20 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Twins in a road start next.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Kyle Lobstein struggled in his return from the disabled list on Friday, surrendering six runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

With the depth of the struggles that the Tigers have had in the rotation this season, Lobstein's return was actually a very welcomed sight. He certainly looked rusty after missing the past three months with a left shoulder injury. Lobstein will look to improve upon his 5.02 ERA when he squares off against the Rays on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Tigers activated LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day disabled list.

Lobstein will return to the Tigers' rotation on Friday night against the Indians after missing over three months with a left shoulder injury. The southpaw owns a 4.34 ERA in 87 career major league frames and is not a great fantasy option for the stretch run.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 01:23:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 09:57:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 04:44:00 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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 02:01:00 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.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 05:16:00 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.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 10:13:00 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.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 04:31:00 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.
Sun, May 24, 2015 11:17:00 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.
Mon, May 18, 2015 10:30:00 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.
Wed, May 13, 2015 10:44:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Ed Easley
1B1John Jaso
2Michael Morse
3Jason Rogers
4Josh Bell
5Jake Goebbert
2B1Josh Harrison
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2Sean Rodriguez
3Cole Figueroa
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jon Niese
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Tyler Glasnow
7Kyle Lobstein
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Rob Scahill
7Juan Nicasio
8Trey Haley
9John Holdzkom
10Jim Fuller
11Wilfredo Boscan
12Robert Zarate
13Curtis Partch