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Detroit — The Tigers have said goodbye to Kyle Lobstein.

The left-handed starter was traded to the Pirates on Monday afternoon. The Tigers will receive cash considerations.

Last week, the Tigers took Lobstein off the 40-man roster to make room for utilityman Mike Aviles, who signed a one-year, $2 million contract.

Lobstein pitched in 20 games for the Tigers over the last two seasons, 17 as a starter. He was 4-10 with a 5.33 ERA.

He showed some promise as a rookie in 2014, posting a 1.246 WHIP.

But that ballooned to 1.586 when his workload nearly doubled in 2015. Lobstein was sidelined by a shoulder injury for much of last season.

Lobstein served as depth for a pitching staff that needed him a fair amount the last two years, because of injuries.

With the Tigers trading for a bevy of young, promising pitchers at last July’s deadline, Lobstein got shoved down the depth chart.

Lobstein, 26, was acquired by the Tigers in the 2012 Rule 5 draft. He was a second-round pick by the Rays in 2008.

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