Orioles acquire LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Zach Phillips
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Zach Phillips. To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Ashur Tolliver has been designated for assignment.
Lobstein, 27, has gone 2-0 with a 3.96 ERA (11 ER/25.0 IP) over 14 games with the Pirates this season, holding left-handed hitters to a .083/.241/.083 (2-for-24) slash line. He went 1-3 with a 4.11 ERA (23 ER/50.1 IP) and 42 strikeouts over 19 games (six starts) with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Lobstein has gone 6-10 with a 5.06 ERA (72 ER/128.0 IP) in 34 career Major League games (17 starts). Over 171 career minor league games (156 starts), he has posted a 53-54 record with a 3.85 ERA (379 ER/887.0 IP) and 761 strikeouts.
Phillips, 29, went 9-3 with a 4.45 ERA (30 ER/60.2 IP) over 49 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Tolliver, 28, went 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA (3 ER/4.2 IP) in five games with the Orioles this season.