The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein to the Baltimore Orioles for left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips. Lobstein was designated for assignment yesterday to make room on the 40-man roster for Kelvin Marte.
Lobstein had a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings for the Pirates this season over 14 appearances. He has spent the rest of the season in Indianapolis, where he had a 4.11 ERA in 50.1 innings, seeing time as a spot starter and a reliever.
Phillips is a 29-year-old lefty, who has played parts of three seasons in the majors (2011-13). He has spent this season in Triple-A and will report to Indianapolis. He isn’t on the 40-man roster. In 49 appearances this year, he has a 4.45 ERA in 60.2 innings, with 84 strikeouts. He has a 3.45 ERA in 15.2 innings over 19 Major League games.