After signing utility man Mike Aviles to a 1-year deal, the Detroit Tigers designated pitcher Kyle Lobstein for assignment to make room for Aviles on the 40-man roster.
On Monday, they shipped Lobstein to the Steel City.
The Tigers announced today that the club has traded LHP Kyle Lobstein to the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) December 21, 2015
Lobstein, 26, has a 5.33 ERA in two major league seasons. He was limited to 13 appearances – 11 starts – in 2015 because of injuries.
— Anthony Fenech (@anthonyfenech) December 21, 2015
Lobstein took to Twitter to thank the Tigers.
Thank you @tigers for the opportunity to start my MLB career. I'll always be grateful for the support of my teammates and fans. It was fun!
— Kyle Lobstein (@LobsteinKyle) December 21, 2015