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David Holmberg | Relief Pitcher | #64

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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David Holmberg surrendered four runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
Holmberg was working with a 2-1 lead entering the bottom of the third. That lead evaporated before the end of the frame, as the 25-year-old southpaw allowed a solo homer to Miguel Sano, an RBI single to Max Kepler and an RBI ground out to Ehire Adrianza to flip the score to a 4-2 Twins advantage. Holmberg struck out four and walked two on the evening. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Yankees. He will carry a 2.93 ERA and 1.08 WHIP (five starts) into that contest. Jun 21 - 11:16 PM

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David Holmberg pitched 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a no-decision versus the Orioles on Thursday.

Holmberg has been surprisingly effective in four starts and seven relief appearances, but the White Sox still don't have a ton of faith in him, probably for good reason. He will remain in the rotation; he hasn't pitched more than five innings in any of his four starts, but he has a respectable 3.71 ERA.
Jun 15 - 6:02 PM

David Holmberg allowed two earned runs, three hits and a walk with four strikeouts over five innings in a win Saturday at Cleveland.

It was Holmberg's first victory since July 30, 2015 when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. He started the season with Triple-A Charlotte and was summoned May 4. The White Sox made it easier for him by staking him to an early 4-0 lead and he lasted long enough to qualify for the much-needed win.
Jun 11 - 12:19 AM

David Holmberg worked 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Tigers.

Holmberg was faring pretty well until the bottom of the fourth, when J.D. Martinez slugged a solo home run to left-center field. The 25-year-old left-hander has registered an impressive 2.50 ERA and 0.83 WHIP over two starts and eight relief appearances this season for Chicago. If he gets another turn in the rotation, it'll come on the road against the Indians.
Jun 4 - 5:26 PM

David Holmberg allowed three runs over four innings Monday against the Red Sox in a 5-4 win.

The soft-tossing southpaw gave up only two hits, but he walked three and needed 72 pitches to cover his four frames. Holmberg should get another start this weekend in Detroit with James Shields (lat) not ready yet. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
May 29 - 6:50 PM

David Holmberg will start for the White Sox on Monday in Boston.

Holmberg has fared well at Triple-A Charlotte (1.76 ERA) and in the majors (0.87 ERA) this season, but he's a junkballing lefty who the Red Sox will likely eat alive. His stay in the rotation figures to be short with James Shields (lat) not far off.
May 28 - 12:53 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Charlotte.

The 25-year-old left-hander had a 1.76 ERA in 15 1/3 innings this season at Charlotte. He'll work in middle relief for Chicago.
May 4 - 11:30 AM

White Sox re-signed LHP David Holmberg to a minor league contract.

Holmberg posted a 3.84 ERA over 28 starts between Double- and Triple-A in the White Sox organization this season. The 25-year-old soft-tosser is merely an organizational arm.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 08:52:00 AM

White Sox signed LHP David Holmberg to a minor league contract.

The 24-year-old left-hander was released by the Braves at the end of spring training and will now operate as organizational relief depth for Chicago. It's a homecoming of sorts for Holmberg, who was drafted in the second round by the White Sox back in 2009.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Braves released LHP David Holmberg.

Holmberg wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, so he exercised an opt-out clause and will try to catch on elsewhere. The lefty will have to settle for a minor league deal.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 09:19:00 AM

Braves signed LHP David Holmberg to a minor league contract.

The 24-year-old southpaw made six starts for the Reds in 2015, compiling a troublesome 7.62 ERA, 1.84 WHIP and 15/16 K/BB ratio across 28 1/3 innings. He's likely to begin the 2015 campaign as rotational depth at Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Reds sent LHP David Holmberg outright to Triple-A Louisville.

He's no longer on the 40-man roster. Holmberg has an ugly 6.17 ERA over 13 appearances -- 11 starts -- for the Reds over the last two seasons.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 04:45:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 05:37:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:01:00 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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:35:00 AM

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