The Tigers traded Lobstein to the Pirates on Monday in exchange for cash considerations. Lobstein was designated for assignment by the Tigers last week, and the Pirates decided to scoop him up and give him a chance to show what he can do. Lobstein posted a dismal 5.94 ERA in 13 appearances, including 11 starts, for the Tigers last season.
Lobstein was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday. Lobstein was the unfortunate casualty of the Tigers adding Mike Aviles to the roster Friday, though his 5.94 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 63.67 innings didn't necessarily leave him deserving of one. Assuming he goes through waivers unclaimed, the 26-year-old southpaw will likely begin the 2016 campaign at Triple-A Toledo once again.
Tigers starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Thursday. The Tigers also announced he will start Friday's game against the Indians. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, Detroit outrighted the contract of reliever Josh Zeid to Triple-A Toledo.
Tigers starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein tossed a solid rehab start on Wednesday and felt good after the performance, per the Detroit Free Press. Lobstein threw 45 pitches in three innings, while allowing one run on three hits and one walk for Class A Lakeland on Wednesday. "He only threw 45 pitches, 46, something like that," Ausmus said. "He threw the day after and felt fine. I know that. Tossed, 90 feet or whatever it was." Ausmus said that Lobstein would need to produce at least four rehab starts to build up his pitch count, but even when he returns he would not be guaranteed a spot in the rotation. "I'm looking for anything right now, we just want him to get through his rehab first," Ausmus said. Lobstein has been on the disabled list with a sore left shoulder since May 24.
Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein, who has been sidelined for two months with a shoulder injury, is nearing a rehab assignment after a 60-pitch bullpen session Monday, per the Detroit Free Press. Lobstein compiled a 3-5 record and 4.34 ERA in eight starts before going down.