Orioles acquire Kyle Lobstein from the Pirates

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Update (5:14 PM EDT): Well, that was short-lived. The Orioles designated Lobstein for assignment after claiming outfielder Drew Stubbs off waivers from the Rangers, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.


The Orioles announced on Wednesday afternoon that the club acquired pitcher Kyle Lobstein from the Pirates in exchange for pitcher Zach Phillips. The O’s designated pitcher Ashur Tolliver for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Lobstein. The Pirates had designated Lobstein for assignment on Tuesday.

Lobstein logged 25 innings in the majors for the Pirates this season, compiling a 3.96 ERA with a mediocre 15/12 K/BB ratio. He logged double the innings at Triple-A Indianapolis, putting up a 4.11 ERA and a 42/17 K/BB ratio.

Phillips, 29, was in his second stint in the Orioles’ system. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2013. This season, with Triple-A Norfolk, he pitched 60 2/3 innings of relief with a 4.45 ERA and an 84/30 K/BB ratio.