Single … Twitter: @David_Holmberg...Graduated in 2009 from Port Charlotte (Fla.) High School … was 7-0 with a 0.22 ERA (2 ER/64.2 IP) and 132 strikeouts in his senior season … also batted .377 (29-77) with seven home runs and 21 RBI.
Combined to go 8-9 with a 3.84 ERA (72 ER/168.2 IP) and 107 strikeouts over 28 starts between Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte … signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on 3/31...Ranked eighth among Sox farmhands in strikeouts...Limited lefties to a .247 (48-174) average, compared to a .260 mark (120-461) vs. right-handers ...Went 4-0 with a 3.35 ERA (19 ER/51.0 IP) over eight starts with the Barons from 5/22-7/2...Earned the win in a complete-game two-hitter on 8/19-2 at Gwinnett … allowed one run over 7.0 IP while striking out five.
Spent the majority of the season with Class AAA Louisville but also started six games for Cincinnati...Began the season with Louisville before being recalled by the Reds on 7/30...Was one of nine rookie pitchers to make a combined 110 starts for the Reds, both single-season modern club records...Limited lefties to a .148 (4-27) average (righties hit .376)...Recorded his first major-league hit on 7/30 vs. Pittsburgh (single off A.J. Burnett)...Tossed a career-high 6.2 IP on 8/10 at San Diego, suffering the loss after allowing two runs on six hits...Led the Bats in ERA (4.34), IP (120.1) and strikeouts (71) and tied for the team lead in wins (7)...Combined with Tony Cingrani (4.0 IP) and Sam LeCure (2.0 IP) on the first nine-inning no-hitter in Louisville history … tossed 3.0 IP in the game...Was signed by Atlanta to a minor-league contract on 12/3.
Spent most of the season at Class AAA Louisville but made 5 starts and 2 relief apps during 3 stints with the Reds...made his first 2 apps in spot starts in the nightcap of the day/night doubleheader on 7/8 vs Cubs (6-5 win) and on 8/21 vs Atl (8-0 loss)...as 1 of 10 September callups spent the last month in Cin, where he made a pair of relief apps followed by quality starts in the 5-1 win at Mil on 9/13, 2-1 loss at StL on 9/19 and 5-3 win vs Mil on 9/25...on 9/8 vs StL replaced injured starting pitcher Dylan Axelrod after 1 batter and threw 5.2 scoreless innings, the longest outing of his career to that point and the longest by a Reds reliever since Carlos Fisher threw 5.2 innings in a 19-inning game on 5/25/11 at Phi...finished the season in Axelrod's spot in the rotation and produced those 3 straight quality starts (2-1, 2.50)...the 5-1 win on 9/13 at Mil was his first Major League victory in his sixth career appearance...in spring training was limited to 1 appearance by a sore right shin...was on Louisville's disabled list from 4/20-5/11 and 5/21-6/10 with left shoulder tendinitis.
At Ari's Class AA Mobile affiliate was a Southern League All-Star...ranked among the SL pitching leaders in ERA (2.75, 4th), innings pitched (157.1, 3rd), starts (26, T4th) and WHIP (1.19, 5th)...was promoted on 8/27 and in his Major League debut started that night's 10-inning, 10-9 win vs SD (3.2ip, 6h, 3er, 3bb, 0k, 80pch)...returned to Mobile following that appearance and finished the season with the BayBears.
In 27 starts at Class A Visalia and Class AA Mobile went 11-8, 3.32 while throwing 173.1 innings, tied for the second-highest IP total by any minor league pitcher...was a mid-season California League All-Star.
In 27 starts at Class A South Bend and Visalia went 12-9, 3.44...was a mid-season Midwest League All-Star.
In 15 starts at Class A Missoula and Great Falls went 2-5, 4.17.
Following the June draft began his professional career at Rookie Bristol.