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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, 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

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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

Kyle Lobstein delivered the Tigers a much needed victory on Sunday, allowing just one run on four hits over his 5 2/3 innings against the Giants.

Lobstein fanned three and walked two on the evening. He has done an admirable job as a fill-in for the injured Anibal Sanchez, posting a 2.78 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 16/10 K/BB ratio over his first 22 2/3 innings. He’ll look to continue his impressive run when he does battle against the Indians on Saturday.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Kyle Lobstein got a no-decision on Tuesday but was impressive nonetheless, allowing two runs and striking out 10 batters over 5 1/3 innings against the Indians.

Lobstein went six innings and didn't record a single strikeout in his first major league start -- also a solid effort -- against the Yankees on Thursday, so Tuesday's performance was a drastic turnaround. The right-hander yielded five hits and walked three as well. In 17 innings, Lobstein owns a 3.18 ERA and a 13/8 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Giants at home on Sunday next.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Toledo.

Lobstein is rejoining the rotation on Tuesday versus the Indians and will remain in it if he pitches well. He was effective in his first major league start last week, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and no walks over six innings.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:35:00 PM

Kyle Lobstein will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Indians.

He'll remain in the rotation if he pitches well, as Kyle Ryan will be placed in the bullpen. 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. That said, he's really not much of a fantasy option.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 06:17:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:23:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 01:47:00 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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 01:37:00 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.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 05:10:00 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.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 04:34:00 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

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