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Kyle Lobstein | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.
The move clears a 25-man roster spot for top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, who will make his major league debut Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. Lobstein owns a 3.96 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 15/12 K/BB ratio in 25 innings of relief this season at the big league level. Jul 7 - 11:15 AM

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Pirates recalled LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Indianapolis.

In 25 innings with the Pirates this season, Lobstein has pitched to a 3.96 ERA with a 15/12 K/BB ratio. He will slot into the bullpen for the time being, but has no fantasy upside.
Jul 6 - 5:27 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 26-year-old southpaw continues to shuttle back and forth between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis any time the Bucs need an extra arm for a couple of days. He'll continue to provide depth at Triple-A until he's called upon once again.
Jun 26 - 4:40 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lobstein has seen his fair share of time with the Pirates this season, pitching to a 4.13 ERA and 15/11 K/BB ratio across 24 innings (12 appearances). This is already the third time in 2016 that the 26-year-old southpaw has been shuttled up from Triple-A. He figures to continue yo-yo-ing between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh depending on when the Pirates need an additional arm in the bullpen, but there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Jun 22 - 4:24 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.

It was a short stay for Lobstein, who tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his two-day tenure with the team. The 26-year-old has been racking up the frequent flyer miles this year with all the traveling back and forth between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. The Pirates haven't announced who will take his spot on the active roster.
Jun 11 - 4:35 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lobstein holds a 4.79 ERA in 20 2/3 innings this year in the majors. He will pitch in long relief.
Jun 9 - 1:41 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.

With Tony Watson returning from the paternity list, Lobstein returns to Triple-A. The 26-year-old southpaw has struggled at the big-league level this year, compiling a 4.79 ERA with a 14/10 K/BB in 20.2 innings.
May 28 - 5:49 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lobstein is filling in for lefty Tony Watson, who went on the paternity leave list Wednesday in a corresponding move. Lobstein, 26, holds a 5.24 career ERA.
May 25 - 2:24 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lobstein holds a 4.79 ERA and 14/9 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 relief innings this season for the Bucs. He could join Indianapolis' rotation.
May 13 - 11:35 AM

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune believes that Kyle Lobstein will start Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers.

Lobstein was acquired from those same Tigers for cash considerations in late December. He's on the outside looking in for a spot on the Opening Day roster, but could secure a swingman role in the bullpen with a strong showing in the spring.
Feb 27 - 9:03 AM

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

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

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