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LOOGY?

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Worth a shot. Cost very little to acquire, given that Phillips is 29 and had largely failed to hack it as a reliever in the minors, despite gaudy K/9 numbers.

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Lobstein, 27, was acquired by Pittsburgh in an offseason trade with the Tigers and wound up tossing 25 innings out of manager Clint Hurdle’s bullpen this season. The soft-tosser worked to a 3.96 ERA with a 15-to-12 K/BB ratio and a 50 percent ground-ball rate while holding opposing lefties to a comedic .083/.241/.083 slash line in an admittedly small sample of 29 plate appearances. Right-handed batters, consequently, tattooed Lobstein at a .324/.400/.507 clip in 81 PAs. In 128 career innings at the big league level, Lobstein has a 5.06 ERA with 5.2 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and a 49.8 percent ground-ball rate.

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He walks more guys than you'd like. That said, somewhat small sample size.

I'm wagering he's been acquired as a potential LOOGY, little more.

Lobstein, 27, was designated by the Bucs after providing 25 middling frames on the year. His 3.96 ERA was serviceable, but with just 15 strikeouts against a dozen walks there were signs of trouble. On the other hand, Lobstein was as good against same-handed hitters as he was susceptible to those who carried the platoon split. While the O’s will surely hesitate to let him face any righty bats, he may well prove useful as a pure LOOGY with rosters expanded in September.

Having already placed Lobstein in DFA limbo, the Pirates had little leverage. But they’ll add a non-40-man southpaw in Phillips who can provide an option if a need arises. The 29-year-old owns a 4.45 ERA with 12.5 K/9 against 4.5 BB/9 over 60 2/3 Triple-A frames on the year.

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Lobstein is clearly a LOOGY.

This year in 29 PA against lefties: .083/.241/.083 - .325 OPS.

The walks are clearly a concern, though.

Guess this spells the end for Duensing. Which is fine. I've been Duensing with him for awhile.

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Just to catch everyone up on the transactions recently here ya go,

8/29/16 Baltimore Orioles optioned T.J. McFarland to Norfolk Tides.

8/30/16 Baltimore Orioles sent Julio Borbon outright to Bowie Baysox.

8/30/16 Baltimore Orioles sent Logan Ondrusek outright to Bowie Baysox.

8/31/16 Baltimore Orioles designated LHP Ashur Tolliver for assignment.

8/31/16 Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Kyle Lobstein to Baltimore Orioles for LHP Zach Phillips.

8/31/16 Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Kyle Lobstein to Baltimore Orioles for LHP Zach Phillips.

I know I missed a few of these, like Ondrusek, TJ Mac and Borbon staying in the organization. I like the Lobstein move. He's got a track record of being a LOOGY, albeit small. These are the small moves you make for the stretch run.

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Well, it's not an incorrect statement.

No players are garbage on Orioles hangout. No Officials are given derogatory nicknames.

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Garbage move by Dumpster Dan.

A 29 year old minor league pitcher who we just signed as a free agent this year for a guy who can get left-handers out. Not moving the needle a huge amount but might be useful in a few games to get a tough left hander out in a close game.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Buck said that he expects at least one more trade before the end of the night, maybe before gametime. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/orioles?src=hash">#orioles</a></p>— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="

">August 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Buck said that he expects at least one more trade before the end of the night, maybe before gametime. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/orioles?src=hash">#orioles</a></p>— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="
">August 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

And that's a wrap folks.

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