Kyle Lobstein

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Kyle Lobstein
Detroit Tigers – No. 53
Born: (1989-08-12) August 12, 1989 (age 25)
Flagstaff, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 23, 2014 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through August 28, 2014)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.09
Strikeouts 3

Kyle Eric Lobstein (born August 12, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career[edit]

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Lobstein in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Lobstein was selected in the 2012 Rule 5 draft by the New York Mets, and traded that same day to the Tigers.[1][2]

The Tigers added Lobstein to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[3] On August 23, 2014, the Tigers promoted Lobstein to the major leagues before a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. Prior to being called up, Lobstein was 9–11 with a 4.07 ERA and a 1.479 WHIP in 26 games with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Lobstein made his debut in the first game of the doubleheader, pitching 5 23 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, while walking four, and striking out three.[4] Lobstein made his first major league start on August 28, against the New York Yankees. Lobstein pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, while walking one, and earning a no-decision.[5]


  1. ^ Lowe, John (December 6, 2012). "Rule 5 draft: Tigers trade for 2B Jeff Kobernus, LHP Kyle Lobstein | Detroit Free Press". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Berry, Adam (February 19, 2013). "Lobstein striving to make big league jump". MLB. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Slagter, Josh (November 20, 2013). "Detroit Tigers add 7 players to 40-man roster, including pitchers Kyle Lobstein, Jose Valdez". MLive. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Iott, Chris (August 23, 2013). "Detroit Tigers call up Kyle Lobstein, Patrick McCoy from Toledo; Robbie Ray, Ian Krol sent down". MLive. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Slovin, Matt (August 27, 2014). "Lobstein's first MLB start comes in key tilt vs. Yanks". MLB. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 

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