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Kyle Lobstein | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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.
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

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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

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

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