Brett Oberholtzer

SP / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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      Phillies' Brett Oberholtzer: Will compete for a starting job this spring

      Oberholtzer will compete for the fifth spot in the Phillies' rotation this spring, the team's official site reports. Oberholtzer came over to the Phillies as part of the Ken Giles trade this offseason. He was 2-2 with a 4.46 ERA and a 27:17 K:BB ratio in 38.1 innings for the Astros last season. He will compete with Vincent Velasquez, Adam Morgan, David Buchanan, Alec Asher and Severino Gonzalez this spring. If Oberholtzer does not win a starting job, he will likely open the year in the pen as he is out of minor league options.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Phillies' Brett Oberholtzer: On the move to Philadelphia

      Oberholtzer was traded to the Phillies on Wednesday as part of a package for Ken Giles, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. Oberholtzer started just eight games for the Astros last season after starting 24 the previous year, so the team decided he was worth parting with in order to acquire Giles. Oberholtzer has not been able to lock up a regular big league role just yet, but he does own a respectable 3.94 ERA at the major league level across 253.2 innings. He will likely get a shot to compete for a spot in the Phillies' starting rotation during spring training.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Astros activate Chad Qualls from DL, option Brett Oberholtzer

      The Astros made a pair of moves involving pitchers on Friday. Houston activated relief pitcher Chad Qualls from the 15-day disabled list, and optioned starter Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Fresno, the team announced. Qualls has been out of the mix for the Astros since late June because of a pinched nerve in his trapezius and neck. During a rehab start Thursday he threw 2/3 of an inning and allowed two hits, including a home run. Oberholtzer is 2-2 with a 4.46 ERA in multiple stints with the Astros this season.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer allows three runs in loss

      Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer allowed three runs in five innings on Thursday against the Indians. Oberholtzer picked up his second loss of the season, but was crisp throughout most of the outing. He held the Indians scoreless through five innings, but allowed a home run and a double in the sixth inning before being pulled from the game. "I was able to throw some good located fastballs into righties which helped me out through the first five," Oberholtzer said, per Oberholtzer (2-2) has a 4.46 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 17 walks in 38 1/3 innings this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer to start Thursday vs. Indians

      Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer will be summoned from Triple-A to start on Thursday against the Indians, the team announced on Tuesday. Oberholtzer last pitched in the big leagues on June 27, but was ejected in the second inning against the Yankees. He was sent down to Fresno following that outing. The Astros also optioned right-hander Vincent Velasquez to Double-A on Tuesday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros' Brett Oberholtzer ejected on Saturday; optioned after game

      Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer was ejected in the second inning of Saturday's game against the Yankees. Oberholtzer gave up a grand slam to Brian McCann and a two-run shot to Chris Young. Seemingly frustrated, Oberholtzer then threw a pitch behind Alex Rodriguez, and was immediately tossed by home-plate umpire Rob Drake. Oberholtzer finished the game after 1 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out one, but was left with a no-decision. Following the game, the Astros announced they have optioned Oberholtzer to Triple-A Fresno. "I think it's a little bit of everything," Hinch said, per "We got put in a tough spot in our bullpen where a lot of guys have been used. We're going to need an arm up here. Disappointed to have to do it."

    • by Jason Butt |

      Astros P Brett Oberholtzer allows two runs in no-decision

      Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer gave up two earned runs in a no-decision during Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Angels. Oberholtzer went 5 2/3 innings, allowed four hits, walked four batters and struck out five. It was a solid effort from Oberholtzer, who didn't get the needed run support to help him earn a win while he was in the game. In six starts this season, Oberholtzer has yet to give up more than three earned runs in a game. Now 2-2, Oberholtzer has an ERA of 2.81. His next start is projected for Saturday against the Yankees.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros' Brett Oberholtzer survives to pick up the win on Wednesday

      Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer posted his second consecutive quality start, as he beat the Rockies on Wednesday night. Oberholtzer allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter, as his ERA actually rose to 2.73 with this outing. Oberholtzer (2-1) was fortunate to escape with the win, as the eight hits he allowed was a season-high. But the Rockies were unable to cash in on their opportunities, and the Astros bats paved the way to the 8-4 victory. Oberholtzer will make his next start on Monday in Anaheim against the Angels.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Astros' Brett Oberholtzer pitches eight shutout innings in win

      Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer evened his record at 1-1 with a win over Seattle on Friday. Oberholtzer pitched eight scoreless innings, giving up three hits, two walks and striking out five. Oberholtzer's next start is Wednesday at Colorado.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer pecked to pieces by Blue Jays

      The good vibes provided by Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer in his first two starts of the season coming off a finger injury dissipated Saturday in Toronto. Oberholtzer was knocked out in the fourth inning after giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits. He walked three and fanned two as his ERA jumped from 3.24 to 4.91. His afternoon started poorly when he surrendered an RBI single to Edwin Encarnacion in the first, then worsened in the second, when he gave up three runs on four hits. He seemingly had righted himself before his removal. "When you start in that hole, it's tough to get back the momentum and rhythm you want," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, per Oberholtzer will attempt to straighten himself out next Friday, but it won't be easy to win. His mound opponent is Seattle stud Felix Hernandez.

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