O's lose Tolliver on waivers, outright Lobstein

Left-hander claimed by Angels; other southpaw to remain available in Sarasota

September 3rd, 2016

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles lost left-hander on waivers Saturday, as the pitcher was claimed by the Angels.

"It's disappointing, but he's going to get a good opportunity for the Angels," manager Buck Showalter said. "Knowing Ashur, that's something he deserves. He's a guy that can help. [I'm] sure they'll like him."

The O's designated Tolliver for assignment when they added lefty on Wednesday. Lobstein, who was designated hours after he was added due to the acquisition of outfielder , cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A.

The 28-year-old Tolliver made his MLB debut this season, and gave up four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings of relief over five games.

Showalter said the O's discussed Lobstein's future Saturday, and the plan is to send him to the club's spring complex in Sarasota, Fla., when the regular season ends, "just in case" the O's need postseason pitching help.