Tigers outright contract of Lobstein to Erie

Published On: Mar 25 2013 05:32:58 PM EDT

DETROIT -

The Detroit Tigers on Monday announced the club has outrighted the contract of lefthanded pitcher Kyle Lobstein to Double A Erie.

The club has traded catcher Curt Casali to the Tampa Bay Rays to retain the rights to Lobstein, a Rule 5 Draft selection.

Lobstein was selected by the New York Mets from Tampa Bay in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 6, 2012, before he was traded to the Tigers organization in exchange for cash considerations following the draft.

Lobstein compiled an 8-7 record with a 4.06 ERA (144.0IP/65ER) and 129 strikeouts in 27 starts with Double A Montgomery in the Rays organization during the 2012 season. He finished second in the Southern League with 129 strikeouts.

Originally selected by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, he has posted a 30-30 record, 3.85 ERA (497.2IP/213ER) and 427 strikeouts in 92 outings (91 starts) in four seasons at the minor league level.

Casali saw action with both Single A Lakeland and Single A West Michigan during the 2012 season. He batted .288 (49x170) with 12 doubles, eight home runs and 25 RBI in 48 games with West Michigan. Casali hit .250 (40x160) with 13 doubles, a home run and 18 RBI in 46 games with Lakeland.

Casali’s contract will be assigned to Single A Port Charlotte by the Rays.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus