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Kyle Lobstein | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Tigers optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Toledo.
Lobstein was effective in his first major league start Thursday against the Yankees, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks over six innings, but the Tigers will send him down for a fresh arm. He should be back in September. Aug 28 - 4:23 PM

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Kyle Lobstein is expected to start on Thursday against the White Sox.

Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer have struggled, so Lobstein will get a shot to fill the No. 5 spot. The 25-year-old made his major league debut on Saturday, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 relief innings. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Aug 24 - 1:47 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Toledo.

This will be Lobstein's first major league stint after a couple of solid seasons in Triple-A. The 25-year-old has long been a fine minor league pitcher, but without ever showing the kind of stuff that makes teams think he could do the same thing in the majors. This year, he had a 4.07 ERA and a 127/42 K/BB ratio in 146 innings for Toledo.
Aug 23 - 1:37 PM

Kyle Lobstein was tagged for five runs in three innings by the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Lobstein and Jose Alvarez were supposed to be the Tigers' primary rotation alternatives at the beginning of the year. Now that Alvarez is gone to Anaheim, it'll almost definitely fall to Lobstein to start if any of Detroit's starters get hurt. He has a 7.11 ERA this spring, though his 13/4 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings is pretty good.
Mar 22 - 5:10 PM

Kyle Lobstein pitched three hitless innings and struck out four Saturday against the Astros.

The Tigers have their five starters, but No. 6 is in doubt, with Jose Alvarez likely entering camp as the leader. Lobstein, a Rule 5 pick from the Rays a year ago whose rights were acquired after he failed to make the team, is another possibility to make some spot starts for the Tigers this year. He's not viewed as having much upside, but he had a 3.27 ERA and a 148/52 K/BB in 167 2/3 innings in Triple-A last year.
Mar 1 - 4:34 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Toledo.

Lobstein was removed from the Tigers' 40-man roster before the start of the season, but now he's back on. The 24-year-old put up a 3.27 ERA and 148/52 K/BB ratio over 167 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this year.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Tigers sent LHP Kyle Lobstein outright to Double-A Erie.

The Tigers traded catcher Curt Casali to the Rays to retain the rights to Lobstein, who was acquired in December's Rule 5 Draft. Lobstein posted a 4.06 ERA and 129/69 K/BB ratio in 144 innings last season at the Double-A level. He has some promise.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Mets selected LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Rays with the 10th pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

Lobstein was then shipped to the Tigers for cash. The 23-year-old southpaw posted a 4.06 ERA and 129/69 K/BB ratio in 144 frames this summer at Double-A Montgomery.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 10:27:00 AM

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