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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 / Left
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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

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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

Kyle Lobstein is expected to be recalled to start on Sunday against the Indians.

It's the spot the Tigers were hoping would go to Justin Verlander (triceps), but he's not ready. Lobstein was missing from media day activities at Triple-A Toledo and the feeling is that it's because he'll be promoted to take the ball on Sunday. The left-hander held a 4.35 ERA over 39 1/3 innings for Detroit last season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 7 - 6:40 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Toledo.

Lobstein, 25, gave up four runs on nine hits and six walks over 10 innings of work this spring. He'll serve as rotation depth in the minors.
Mar 24 - 3:25 PM

Kyle Lobstein is on the Tigers' active roster for their ALDS matchup against the Orioles.

Lobstein surrendered six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in his final regular-season start, finishing with a rough 4.35 ERA, but the Tigers want him around in the best-of-five Division Series as a long relief option. Jim Johnson, Tyler Collins, and Blaine Hardy did not make the Tigers' roster for the ALDS.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Kyle Lobstein surrendered six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins.

Lobstein was doing fine until the top of the fifth inning, when the Twins plated six runs on eight singles. The 25-year-old left-hander will finish the 2014 regular season with a 1-2 record and 4.35 ERA in 39 1/3 innings (six starts and one relief appearance).
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Kyle Lobstein lost despite holding the White Sox to two runs in seven innings on Monday.

Lobstein certainly did his job tonight, but he got no help from the Tigers offense. He's expected to get another start this weekend against the Twins, and he'll be worth playing in at least AL-only leagues then.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Kyle Lobstein allowed four earned runs over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Indians.

Lobstein gave up a two-run homer to Michael Brantley in the top of the first inning and a two-run double to Mike Aviles in the top of the fifth. But the Tigers' offense rallied late to pull off the win and stay atop the American League Central standings. Lobstein will get the Royals on the road next. It will obviously be a big outing for the 25-year-old lefty.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
2Tyler Collins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Bruce Rondon
4Angel Nesbitt
5Blaine Hardy
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Alex Wilson
8Joe Nathan