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Brett Oberholtzer | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Astros optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Fresno.
Oberholtzer had a complete meltdown Saturday against the Yankees. He gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings and was ejected for throwing at Alex Rodriguez. The left-hander has posted a disappointing 7.43 ERA over his last three starts and could use some time off to get his head straight. The Astros will announce the corresponding roster move on Sunday. Jun 27 - 8:32 PM

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Brett Oberholtzer was ejected from Saturday's game against the Yankees for throwing at Alex Rodriguez.

Oberholtzer got the heave-ho from home plate umpire Rob Drake after nearly hitting A-Rod with an inside fastball. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on four hits. Houston came back to tie the game 6-6 so Oberholtzer won't be on the hook for the loss.
Jun 27 - 6:27 PM

Brett Oberholtzer limited the Angels to two runs in 5 2/3 innings, but suffered a loss on Monday.

After walking Mike Trout with two outs, Oberholtzer made a mistake that turned into a two-run Albert Pujols home run in the fifth inning. He got two outs and issued a walk in the sixth, but was taken out after crossing 100 pitches. Overall, he gave up four hits, walked four, and struck out five. In five starts since being activated from the disabled list on June 1, the lefty has compiled a 2.79 ERA with a 20/11 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. Oberholtzer will face the Yankees at home in a weekend start next.
Jun 23 - 1:41 AM

Brett Oberholtzer fired eight scoreless innings in Friday's 10-0 win over the Mariners.

Oberholtzer thrived with the big lead, holding Seattle to just three hits (all of them singles) and two walks while striking out five batters. The young lefty was very efficient, throwing 72 out of 108 pitches for strikes. He hadn't thrown more than 5 1/3 innings in any of his previous three starts this season, so those in mixed fantasy leagues can afford to wait and see.
Jun 13 - 12:19 AM

Brett Oberholtzer was tagged for four runs (two earned) over 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Blue Jays.

It was a tough matchup for the young left-hander and he predictably struggled, allowing six hits and three walks before being pulled in the third inning. Oberholtzer struck out two batters. He'll look for better results next time out against the Mariners next Friday at home.
Jun 6 - 4:31 PM

Brett Oberholtzer, making his first start since May 13, pitched well in a no-decision, yielding two runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Astros won on Monday.

Oberholtzer had been on the disabled list due to a blister issue which has nagged him all season. His previous start, on May 13, was his first and only start prior to Monday. He scattered seven hits and a pair of walks, relenting the two runs towards the end of his start. The lefty also struck out three. Oberholtzer doesn't have much fantasy appeal, particularly given the blister situation. He'll start next in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
Jun 1 - 11:08 PM

Astros activated LHP Brett Oberholtzer from the 15-day disabled list.

Oberholtzer will rejoin the Astros' starting rotation on Monday night against the Orioles. The 25-year-old left-hander is not a great fantasy option versus Baltimore. He's been limited to one start in 2015 due to an ongoing blister issue.
Jun 1 - 3:35 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start on Monday versus the Orioles.

He'll be taking Scott Feldman's (knee) spot in the rotation. Oberholtzer has been limited to just one start in the majors this season due to an ongoing blister issue, but he appears to be over the malady for now.
May 29 - 3:21 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Fresno.

The left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 14 with a blister on his pitching hand and might be in the minors for a while because of how well prospect Lance McCullers has pitched in his absence. Oberholtzer allowed a run on five hits over three innings in his one start with the Astros.
May 26 - 5:53 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is expected to make a rehab start late this week at Triple-A Fresno.

Lance McCullers has been really good, so the Astros might ask Oberholtzer to make multiple rehab starts and then they could put him in the bullpen when he's deemed healthy. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 14 with a blister on his pitching hand.
May 25 - 12:52 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is expected to throw a live batting practice session on Sunday.

That he hasn't started his rehab assignment yet means he won't be activated on May 29 when first eligible. Lance McCullers has pitched well, so Oberholtzer might be bound for the bullpen or possibly Triple-A Fresno,
May 24 - 10:05 AM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) threw a successful bullpen session without issues on Thursday and is expected to head out on a minor league rehab assignment.

Oberholtzer is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 29. It's unclear if his return will bump Lance McCullers back down to the minor leagues, or if Oberholtzer could be used out of the bullpen.
May 21 - 7:59 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) will throw live batting practice after another bullpen session on Thursday.

He'll then likely be ready for a rehab assignment if all goes well. Oberholtzer is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 29 and could be ready at that time.
May 20 - 12:13 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

He should be cleared for a rehab assignment as soon as his blister allows. Oberholtzer spent the first six weeks of the season recovering from a blister, only to have it open back up on him during his first start with the Astros.
May 18 - 6:57 PM

Astros placed LHP Brett Oberholtzer on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his pitching hand.

Oberholtzer spent the first six weeks of the 2015 regular season recovering from a blister that he developed during spring training, and he opened it back up three innings into his debut Wednesday against the Giants. He'll miss at least another two turns. Houston is expected to promote right-hander Jake Buchanan from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.
May 14 - 9:16 AM

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