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David Holmberg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Reds optioned RHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.
He had been scheduled to pitch on Monday, but Michael Lorenzen will take his place. The 24-year-old hurler has had a rough season at the big league level, compiling a 7.62 ERA and 1.84 WHIP across 28 1/3 innings. He should be back at some point in September. Aug 30 - 5:37 PM

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David Holmberg continued to struggle, taking the loss versus the Dodgers on Wednesday after surrendering six runs in only 3 2/3 innings of work.

The Dodgers trounced Holmberg in a five-run fourth inning, which he could not complete, bashing three home runs. The right-hander gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out only one. The Reds may have to consider moving Holmberg out of the rotation, as he has an ugly 7.62 ERA with a 1.84 WHIP and a 15/16 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings. If Holmberg starts again, his next one will come next week at Wrigley Field opposite the Cubs.
Aug 26 - 11:01 PM

David Holmberg was tagged for five runs over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Holmberg surrendered 11 hits, including a pair of home runs. The big blow was a four-run fourth inning. After pitching well over his first three starts, the 25-year-old has allowed 12 runs over his last two outings. Assuming no changes in the Reds' rotation, he'll bring a 6.57 ERA into a start against the Dodgers next week.
Aug 22 - 12:35 AM

David Holmberg served up seven earned runs over just two innings Saturday in the Reds' loss to the Dodgers.

Los Angeles pounced on Holmberg for five runs in the bottom of the second inning and two more in the bottom of the third. The young right-hander was only in the game for 65 pitches, but he still managed to walk four batters and surrender five hits. He now holds a 5.95 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings (four starts) this year.
Aug 16 - 12:12 AM

David Holmberg allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings facing the Padres, but took the loss on Monday.

Holmberg made one mistake and it cost him, as Justin Upton's two-run home run in the fourth inning proved to be the deciding factor in the game. The lefty gave up six hits and three walks while striking out five. Though he's given up exactly two runs in each of his first three starts, Holmberg has walked nine batters in 17 2/3 innings. He'll face the Dodgers on the road in his next start.
Aug 11 - 1:29 AM

David Holmberg limited the Cardinals to two runs in five innings, getting a no-decision in Wednesday's 13-inning loss.

Holmberg allowed only two hits and walked three while striking out three in his second major league start. The 24-year-old has six walks and seven strikeouts in his first 11 big league innings. He'll have to cut down on the walks if he's to have long-term success. Holmberg toes the rubber in San Diego against the Padres next.
Aug 5 - 11:32 PM

Making his 2015 debut, David Holmberg gave the Reds six innings of two-run ball in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Holmberg had just a 4.40 ERA and a 61/38 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville this season, so it remains to be seen if he's anything more than a stopgap for the Reds while Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb bide their time. A couple more outings like this would better his chances of securing a rotation spot for the rest of the season.
Jul 31 - 12:07 AM

Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg will start for the Reds on Thursday night against the Marlins. The 24-year-old left-hander has posted some rather underwhelming numbers this season in the minors and shouldn't be considered a fantasy option.
Jul 30 - 3:08 PM

David Holmberg will be called up to start on Thursday when the Reds take on the Marlins.

The Reds were rolling with Josh Smith, who struggled in rotation duties and was sent back to Double-A on Monday. Holmberg appeared in seven games (five starts) last year and held a 4.80 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 30 innings. He's putting up similar numbers in Triple-A this season and should not be relied upon for fantasy purposes.
Jul 7 - 4:31 PM

Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg had yielded 11 hits and four walks -- though only two earned runs -- in seven Cactus League innings this spring. The former second-round pick isn't much of a prospect, but he could see some spot starts this season in Cincinnati.
Mar 16 - 12:07 PM

David Holmberg struck out three while tossing three scoreless innings Monday versus the Rockies.

The Rockies didn't have trouble reaching base against the righty, recording four hits and drawing two walks, but they were unable to push a run across the plate. Holmberg is competing for the final spot in the Reds' rotation this spring but will most likely wind up back at Triple-A.
Mar 9 - 8:13 PM

David Holmberg yielded two runs and three hits over six innings Thursday in defeating the Brewers.

Holmberg was a bust in Triple-A this year, but he was a nice surprise in September, going 2-1 with a 1.90 ERA in four starts against the Cardinals and Brewers. Ideally, he'll remain the Reds' sixth or seventh starter going into next year. However, with the team likely to trade at least one SP and Homer Bailey iffy for Opening Day, it's possible Holmberg will have a spot initially.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:05:00 PM

David Holmberg allowed two runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Holmberg was done in by back-to-back homers to Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday in the first inning. All told, he gave up five hits and three walks while striking out three. The 23-year-old southpaw has a 5.25 ERA and 16/15 K/BB ratio in 24 innings over four starts and two relief appearances this season. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:06:00 AM

David Holmberg tossed six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 5-1 defeat of the Brewers.

It was the first major league victory for Holmberg, who limited the Brewers to two hits and two walks while fanning four. The only run Milwaukee scored the whole night was on a solo homer from Aramis Ramirez in the bottom of the fourth. Holmberg should get another start next week, but the 23-year-old is a poor bet to replicate this type of success.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:28:00 PM

David Holmberg will start on Saturday in Milwaukee.

Holmberg tossed 5 2/3 scoreless relief innings Monday after Dylan Axelrod (oblique) exited following seven pitches. The soft-tossing lefty holds an 8.25 ERA in the majors this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:19:00 AM

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