Holmberg joined the Rockies on a minor-league deal Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Holmberg spent the spring with the Orioles but failed to make the team and was released. The 26-year-old lefty has thrown 119.2 innings in the majors without much success. He has a 5.49 ERA and an even worse 7.38 FIP. He's walked more batters (69) than he struck out (66). Even if he ends up in Colorado later this season, he's very unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset.
Holmberg was released by the Orioles on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Holmberg will now look to latch on elsewhere after failing to establish himself in the Orioles' organization. The 26-year-old appeared in 37 games for the White Sox in 2017 (seven starts), compiling a 4.68 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 33:34 K:BB across 57.2 innings.
Holmberg joined the Orioles on a minor-league contract, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The deal does not include an invitation to big-league camp. The 26-year-old lefty made seven starts for the White Sox in 2017 and appeared a further 30 times out of the bullpen. He finished with a 4.68 ERA and an ugly 6.80 FIP, both of which beat his career numbers (5.49 ERA, 7.38 FIP). He's walked more batters (69) than he's struck out (66) in his major-league career. Even on a team with a weak pitching staff, Holmberg looks unlikely to claim a big-league job.
Holmberg was outrighted by the White Sox on Wednesday.
With Holmberg ousted from the 40-man roster, he's now free to explore his options as a minor-league free agent. Holmberg struggled during his time with Chicago this season, posting a 4.68 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 57.2 innings, and the peripherals suggest things could have been a lot worse (6.80 FIP).
Holmberg won't make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Giants and is expected to move to the bullpen at least temporarily, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria suggested that Fulmer would need to pitch well Sunday to earn future starts over the final month of the season, so if the right-hander falters, Holmberg or Dylan Covey could reenter the rotation. Holmberg had replaced the since-released Derek Holland in the rotation earlier this week, giving up six runs on six hits and four walks over three innings to take a loss Tuesday against the Indians.
Holmberg (2-4) allowed six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over three innings in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Indians.
Four of the six hits Holmberg allowed went for extra bases, including three home runs. The left-hander allowed runs in each inning pitched and that was enough for manager Rick Renteria, who went to his bullpen early. Holmberg is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday at home against the Giants, but given Tuesday's results, it's fair to wonder if he'll continue forward in the rotation. Carson Fulmer, a minor-league starter that pitched 2.2 scoreless innings Tuesday, could get the next opportunity.
Manager Rick Renteria confirmed Holmberg will start Tuesday's game against the Rays.
Holmberg will enter the rotation in place of Derek Holland, who was sent to the bullpen after posting an 8.86 ERA and 2.13 WHIP in 11 second-half starts (42.2 innings). The 26-year-old doesn't carry much fantasy appeal in his new role, seeing as he owns an unsightly 6.00 ERA and 43:45 K:BB through 18 big-league starts (81 innings).
Holmberg is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Rays, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Holmberg looks to be in line to enter the rotation in place of Derek Holland, who has posted an 8.86 ERA and 2.13 WHIP over 42.2 innings in his 11 second-half starts. The bar is low for Holmberg to offer improved production at the back end of the rotation, but his own body of work as a starter leaves much to be desired. In his 18 career big-league starts, Holmberg has tallied a 6.00 ERA and a 4.7 K/9 rate.
Holmberg was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
The 26-year-old southpaw has gone back and forth between Triple-A and the majors this season, posting a 2.78 ERA in 32.1 innings at Triple-A and a 3.55 ERA in 50.2 innings in the big leagues. He has worked as a starter and reliever this year, but will likely spend most of September pitching out of the bullpen.
Holmberg was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
Holmberg, who has been with the White Sox since May, has been an oft-used reliever since being bumped out of the starting rotation, posting a 5.45 ERA over his last 18 appearances. Nonetheless, he serves as the roster casualty with Reynaldo Lopez being recalled ahead of his White Sox debut Friday. Holmberg will return to Triple-A for now, where he posted a 1.76 ERA over 15.1 innings earlier this season before being brought up.
Holmberg will be shifted to the bullpen, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
With the return of Carlos Rodon from the DL (biceps), Holmberg's role as a starter will end for the time being. In his most recent start Monday, he gave up two earned runs off five hits and four walks, while striking out just two and taking the loss against the Yankees. The 25-year-old has been a solid contributor for the White Sox this year, and will look to have a high-leverage role out of the bullpen if he can reign in his command (22:15 K:BB).
Holmberg (1-2) allowed six runs -- just two earned -- on five hits and four walks while striking out two batters through 5.1 innings during Monday's loss to the Yankees.
While this was a tough result for Holmberg, the lefty still sports a respectable 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through his six starts in the majors this season. However, with a 5.4 K/9 and 4.65 FIP, expectations for him should probably remain in check. Another high-powered offense is on deck for Holmberg, as his next start projects to come against Texas at Chicago's hitter-friendly home park, Guaranteed Rate Field.
Holmberg (1-1) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
Holmberg had shown some promise over his first 27.1 innings spanning 12 appearances as a swingman, but things didn't go nearly so well this time. Once considered a fairly promising starter in the minors, he's seen his career stagnate in recent seasons, and with a modest 20:11 K:BB this year. Holmberg may not be able to sustain his solid early numbers.
Holmberg will start Wednesday in place of Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder), Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
With James Shields returning after a lengthy stay on the disabled list, Holmberg was heading back to the bullpen, but he got a reprieve from long relief when the White Sox sent Gonzalez to the disabled list. The left-hander will make at least one more start against the Twins in Minnesota. Gonzalez was able to throw out to 60 feet Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot, so the White Sox are hopeful his absence won't be a prolonged one.
Holmberg gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out three over 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Thursday.
Holmberg continues to provide valuable innings for the White Sox -- he now sits with a 2.63 ERA and 0.88 WHIP through 27.1 frames. However, the team has been mindful to limit his exposure to opposing lineups during his starts, and the short hook has cost him chances at wins. With James Shields (shoulder) returning Sunday, it seems likely Holmberg will transition back to the bullpen.
Holmberg gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four batters over five innings against the Indians on Saturday en route to his first win of the season.
It was Holmberg's first win in the major leagues in nearly two years -- his last win came back on July 30, 2015. He's been serviceable for the White Sox with the team in a pinch, but Holmberg figures to transition back to the bullpen once James Shields (shoulder) returns to the club.
Holmberg allowed one run on three hits and two walks across 3.1 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Tigers. He struck out one.
Holmberg pitched well in his second straight turn in the rotation, allowing a solo home run to J.D. Martinez for the only run on his ledger shortly before his removal in the fourth inning. He threw 41 of his 74 pitches for strikes and seems to have a firm cap of around 75 pitches as a starter, having previously been pulled with 72 under his belt Monday against the Red Sox. Holmberg is not currently scheduled to make another start, but he could very well be asked to do so again next week due to the state of the club's rotation.
Holmberg will start Sunday against the Tigers, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Holmberg was unspectacular Monday in his first major-league start since 2015, allowing three runs with more walks (3) than strikeouts (2) in four innings against Boston. However, the White Sox will give him another chance as they look to get Jose Quintana a bit of extra rest before his next scheduled start. Holmberg figures to shift back to a bullpen role once James Shields (shoulder) is cleared to return.
Holmberg allowed three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two over four innings in Monday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria planned a bullpen day Monday to replace injured starter Dylan Covey (oblique) and stole the game. Holmberg, who made his first start since August of 2015, entered the game with a 0.87 ERA in eight relief appearances. With a couple of days off over the next week, Renteria can put off the need for a fifth starter until the end of next week, so Holmberg's run in the rotation could be a one-and-done situation.
Holmberg will start Monday's game against the Red Sox, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Holmberg has been stellar out of the bullpen since being called up by the White Sox in early May, providing a 0.87 ERA and 0.48 WHIP in 10.1 innings. While he hasn't found much success in his previous 12 career MLB starts with the Diamondbacks and Reds, Holmberg's strong work in relief will prompt the White Sox to give him another trial as a starter in place of Dylan Covey (oblique), who landed on the disabled list Friday. Covey is uncertain to return from the DL before next weekend, so Holmberg could be on tap for a two-start week if he pitches reasonably well Monday.
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