Orioles claim Stubbs, cut Lobstein 2 hours after getting him

BY foxsports • August 31, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have claimed outfielder Drew Stubbs from Texas and cut pitcher Kyle Lobstein just two hours after getting the pitcher in a trade with Pittsburgh.

The AL wild-card contenders made the moves Wednesday.

Stubbs hit .259 with three homers and six RBIs in 39 games with Texas and Atlanta this season. He also has eight stolen bases and can play all three outfield positions. Stubbs is expected to report to Baltimore on Friday.

Baltimore acquired the 27-year-old Lobstein from the Pirates for lefty Zach Phillips. Lobstein was 2-0 with a 3.96 ERA in 14 games as a reliever for Pittsburgh this season. The Pirates designated him for assignment on Tuesday.

Phillips made his big league debut with the Orioles in 2011. He also pitched for Baltimore in 2012 and the Marlins in 2013.

The 29-year-old Phillips was 9-3 with one save and a 4.45 ERA in 49 relief appearances for Triple-A Norfolk this season. He will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Baltimore designated LHP Ashur Tolliver for assignment.