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Brett Oberholtzer | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (FL) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 8 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Oberholtzer has elected free agency.
Oberholtzer, 28, spent the entire 2017 season at Triple-A Buffalo, compiling a 4.12 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 81/44 K/BB ratio in his 131 innings. He'll represent lost cost rotation depth to some lucky team this winter. Sat, Oct 21, 2017 03:16:00 PM

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Blue Jays sent LHP Brett Oberholtzer outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Oberholtzer was only up in the majors for a day and didn't make an appearance before losing his 40-man roster spot. He cleared waivers, though, and will stick around in the organization.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Blue Jays designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment.

Oberholtzer was called up on Monday but quickly lost his roster spot to Nori Aoki, who came over from Houston at the trade deadline. The left-hander hasn't been overly impressive in the minors this year, contributing a mediocre 4.48 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Buffalo. Oberholtzer could stick around as minor league depth if he clears waivers.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 07:31:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A Buffalo.

Oberholtzer has posted a 4.48 ERA over 18 starts at Buffalo this season. He figures to work in long relief for now.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Brett Oberholtzer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Oberholtzer, 27, posted an ugly 5.89 ERA and 54/29 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings this past season between the Phillies and Angels. He became a free agent after being outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster last month.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Angels sent LHP Brett Oberholtzer outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Oberholtzer was designated for assignment by the Halos at the end of October, after posting an 8.55 ERA in 20 innings (two starts, nine relief appearances) this season with Anaheim. He is off the club's 40-man roster.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Angels designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment.

The move clears a spot for waiver claim Abel de los Santos. Oberholtzer, 27, put up an 8.55 ERA over 11 appearances this season for the Halos.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer lasted just one-plus innings and gave up five runs Friday against the Mariners.

Oberholtzer is probably going to be bumped from the rotation after a second straight awful start. Either Nate Smith or Jhoulys Chacin could replace him. One possibility is that both join a six-man rotation for the rest of the month.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:24:00 AM

Brett Oberholtzer lasted just three innings in Saturday's start against the Tigers, allowing one run on three hits over his three innings.

Oberholtzer walked two and struck out three on the night. He surrendered a leadoff homer to Ian Kinsler, then was able to settle in nicely for the remainder of his night. It appears that the Angels are stretching him out slowly, so keep that in mind if wanting to roll the dice with him for Friday's start against the Mariners in Seattle.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer will start on Saturday against the Tigers.

He's taking Jhoulys Chacin's spot in the Angels' rotation. Oberholtzer has yielded six runs over six relief innings since joining the Halos, but he might have an outside shot at a rotation spot next season so the club understandably wants to get a look at him out. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Angels claimed LHP Brett Oberholtzer off waivers from the Phillies.

Oberholtzer was pushed off the Phillies' 40-man roster last week to open a spot for top pitching prospect Jake Thompson. He has a rough 4.83 ERA in 26 appearances this season at the major league level.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Phillies designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment.

That opens a spot for Jake Thompson on the 40-man roster. The left-hander has pitched to a 4.83 ERA in 26 outings this year while filling a long relief role. Oberholtzer will report to the minor leagues if he clears waivers.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer tossed a scoreless 10th inning for his first career save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth and got the win. Oberholtzer, the long man in the Phillies pen, has a 5.22 ERA in 39 2/3 innings.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer wasn’t sharp in emergency duty on Saturday and was touched up for three earned runs in two innings against the Brewers.

Oberholtzer entered the game in the second inning after Charlie Morton (hamstring) left with an injury. The lefty averaged 29 pitches per frame and kept the bases stuffed with five baserunners -- two walks and three hits -- in just two innings of work. A two-run homer to Ryan Braun blew the Phillies’ early lead before his teammates picked him up in the top half of the fourth, ensuring he couldn't take a loss. Oberholtzer owns a 8.74 ERA across 11 1/3 innings in 2016.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer is no longer part of the competition to be the Phillies' fifth starter.

Oberholtzer has been unscored upon in eight innings this spring, but the Phillies have decided he'd be best off used as a long reliever. The fifth starter competition will come down to Vincent Velasquez and Adam Morgan.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 12:50:00 PM

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