LI Ducks Add Former MLB Pitcher Klye Lobstein

The Long Island Ducks today announced, via Twitter, the signing of left-handed Ex-Major League pitcher Kyle Lobstein.

Righty Kyle Lobstein is ready to contribute to the Long Island Ducks.

Lobstein begins his first season with the Ducks and 14th in professional baseball.

“Kyle has had a long and successful career to this point,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said on “He is looking forward to contributing to our efforts to bring Long Island a fifth Atlantic League championship.”

Lobstein spent four campaigns in the Major Leagues, including two with the Detroit Tigers (2014-15) and one each with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2016) and Washington Nationals (2021). He made 37 appearances (17 starts) in “The Shiw,” posting a 6-10 record with a 5.22 ERA and 75 strikeouts over 129.1 innings pitched.

Lobstein made his MLB debut on August 23, 2014, against the Minnesota Twins, pitching five and two-thirds innings in relief. He later earned his first MLB win on September 7, 2014, against the San Francisco Giants, tossing five and two-thirds frames of one-run ball.

Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round of the 2008 MLB amateur draft, Lobstein, 33, pitched last year with Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League. There, he struck out 31 hitters across 23.1 innings of work.

Buoyed by its reputation, Lobstein signed with Long Island because of its passionate fans, and wants to contribute to its winning ways this year.

I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Long Island Ducks,” Lobstein said. “I’m told there is a tremendous fan base, and I can’t wait to experience it in person very soon. I’m most looking forward to helping the Ducks get back to the playoffs in 2023.”

— Jerry Del Priore


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