Six pitchers are competing for the fourth and fifth spots in the
The half dozen pitchers have combined to give up one earned run so far this spring.
Manager Bryan Price declared Cingrani and DeScalfani the early favorites.RHP
"At this point in time, we've got a great list," Price said to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It would be a very difficult challenge to feel like we've got it right if we had to make our team today because so many of these guys are performing at such a high level."
"He's throwing the ball beautifully," Price said. "Most of the guys on the board have thrown the ball very well this spring. He's throwing the ball as well as anybody, from what I've seen of him. He looks like the guy we traded for."
Holmberg came into last year's camp overweight and struggled in his first work at the major-league level with the Reds. However, he was able to hold batters to a .176/.283/.329 line in 24 2/3 innings in September, which included three starts and one long relief appearance.
"He wasn't in shape when he got here, he gained some weight," Price said. "I don't know if his arm was in great shape or not. He addressed it immediately. We had to talk about it and address it. To his credit, not only did he make an immediate adjustment, he learned his lesson and came into camp this year in great shape."
Holmberg posted a 4.66 ERA and 56:33 K:BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings over 18 starts with Triple-A Louisville in 2014.
Holmberg allowed just two earned runs on three hits in six innings to finish his season on a strong note. He walked one, struck out two and allowed a solo blast by Rickie Weeks in the second inning. Holmberg has concluded his year by giving up just five earned runs in his last 24 2/3 innings pitched.
The opening inning proved to be costly for Holmberg. He permitted solo home runs to Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday in the opening frame for his only damage of the night. He yielded two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings of a 2-1 defeat. Of his 106 pitches, 63 were strikes.
Holmberg owns a 5.25 ERA over 24 innings of work. He will make his final start of the season Thursday at home against Milwaukee.
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