October 24, 1989 |
Tsawwassen, British Columbia
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Baseball World Cup|
|Bronze||2011 Panama City||National team|
|Pan American Games|
|Gold||2011 Guadalajara||National team|
Kyle S. Lotzkar (born October 24, 1989) is a Canadian minor league baseball pitcher who is currently in the Texas Rangers organization. Lotzkar has also competed for the Canadian national baseball team.
He was drafted by the Reds in the supplemental first round (53rd overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Reds of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League and Billings Mustangs of the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 2007. In 2008, he pitched for the Dayton Dragons of the Class-A Midwest League in 2008. He fractured his elbow in 2008. As a result, Lotzkar had Tommy John surgery. He missed the 2009 season, and only appeared in twelve games in 2010 for Cincinnati's Rookie-level affiliates. He pitched for Dayton in 2011, rated as the 10th best prospect in the Reds' organization by Baseball America. Lotzkar was added to the Reds' 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
Lotzkar was designated for assignment by the Reds on September 16, 2013. He was released on September 24, 2013.
Lotzkar played for the Canadian national baseball team. In 2011, he participated in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, winning the bronze medal, and the Pan American Games, winning the gold medal. He also competed for the Canadian Junior National Team in 2007 and was on Canada's provisional roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, but did not make the final roster.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)