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David Holmberg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.
Holmberg was rocked for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings in a spot start versus the Braves on Thursday. Daniel Corcino has replaced him on the roster. Aug 22 - 3:54 PM

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David Holmberg failed to make it out of the third inning in a loss against the Braves on Thursday, surrendering six runs in total.

Holmberg was making his third career major league start and second of the season. None of them have gone well. Against the Braves, the left-hander yielded five hits while walking four and striking out two. Five of the runs scored in a nightmarish third inning in which Holmberg had to be relieved by Pedro Villarreal. In 5 1/3 innings this season, Holmberg has allowed 11 runs with a 3/7 K/BB ratio.
Aug 21 - 10:45 PM

Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg will start on Thursday versus the Braves. The 23-year-old left-hander -- acquired over the winter in the three-team swap that shipped Ryan Hanigan to the Rays -- has struggled to the tune of a 4.64 ERA over 17 starts at the Triple-A level this year. He should only get run tonight in All-Holmberg fantasy formats.
Aug 21 - 5:16 PM

David Holmberg is expected to be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Braves.

Dylan Axelrod was sent down after Sunday's outing, so the Reds need another rotation arm. They haven't officially said it will be Holmberg, but they tipped their hand when the lefty was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday for Triple-A Louisville. Holmberg was rocked in a spot start earlier this season and has an ordinary 4.64 ERA at Triple-A, so fantasy owners can steer clear.
Aug 18 - 7:36 PM

Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg was touched up for seven hits and five runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Cubs Tuesday. He'll return to a 5.28 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings at Triple-A.
Jul 9 - 3:47 PM

David Holmberg struggled in his season debut on Tuesday, allowing seven hits and five runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Cubs.

Holmberg was recalled to start the second game of the teams' doubleheader for lack of a better option, and he was fortunate to escape with a no-decision. The southpaw served up three home runs among his seven hits allowed, and he walked three more on the evening. He'll be returned to Triple-A Louisville promptly, and it may be a while before we see the 22-year-old again.
Jul 9 - 12:07 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price announced Sunday that David Holmberg will be recalled to start one of the games in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

The 22-year-old southpaw has pitched better of late, but owns a 5.28 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 6 - 4:15 PM

David Holmberg is likely to be recalled to start during Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.

The Reds haven't made an announcement regarding who will start, but they tipped their hand when they removed Holmberg from Friday's start at Triple-A Louisville after just 50 pitches (and no runs allowed). The left-hander holds a 1.21 ERA over his last four starts for Louisville.
Jul 6 - 9:58 AM

Reds prospect LHP David Holmberg was hammered for six runs on six hits and a walk on Sunday for Triple-A Louisville.

The 22-year-old left-hander managed to record just one out before he was chased from the game. Holmberg posted a 2.75 ERA in 157 1/3 innings at Double-A Mobile last season and even made an uneventful spot start in the majors for the Diamondbacks. He was acquired by the Reds during the offseason as part of a three-team trade and provides the organization with left-handed rotation depth in the high minors.
Apr 14 - 5:57 PM

Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg was slowed by injury in camp but never had a real shot to make the Opening Day roster, anyway. He'll be part of Louisville's rotation.
Mar 11 - 8:29 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds will acquire left-hander David Holmberg from the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade.

The Rays are the third team in the trade and are set to acquire Ryan Hanigan. Heath Bell is also said to be involved in the deal, though it's unclear where he's headed. Holmberg, 22, posted a 2.75 ERA over 26 starts this season in Double-A and made his major league debut in August. He could have a future as a backend starter.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:48:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP David Holmberg to Double-A Mobile.

Holmberg allowed three runs over just 3 2/3 innings Tuesday in his major league debut against the Padres. The young left-hander may get another try in September.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Making his major league debut, David Holmberg lasted 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Padres.

Holmberg may have a future in the majors, but the Diamondbacks should have plenty of better rotation options going forward. It'd be a bad idea to give him any additional starts this year.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 02:22:00 AM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP David Holmberg from Double-A Mobile.

Holmberg will make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Padres. Ranked by Baseball America before the season as the club's No. 6 prospect, the left-hander boasts a 2.66 ERA and 115/47 K/BB ratio in 152 1/3 innings over 25 starts Double-A starts this season.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 06:25:00 PM

The Diamondbacks will call up left-hander David Holmberg to start Tuesday against the Padres.

The Diamondbacks need a starter after Trevor Cahill threw four innings on Saturday, so Holmberg will come up to make his major league debut. The 22-year-old owns a 2.66 ERA and 115/47 K/BB ratio in 152 1/3 innings over 25 starts this season with Double-A Mobile. He was acquired from the White Sox along with Daniel Hudson in the Edwin Jackson deal.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 08:44:00 AM

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