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David A. Holmberg (born July 19, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox.

David Holmberg
Free agent
Born: (1991-07-19) July 19, 1991 (age 28)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 27, 2013, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record5–10
Earned run average5.49


Chicago White SoxEdit

Holmberg was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Port Charlotte High School in Port Charlotte, Florida.[1]

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

On July 31, 2010, Holmberg, along with Daniel Hudson, was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Edwin Jackson.[2][3]

Prior to the 2013 season, Holmberg was ranked by Baseball America as the Diamondbacks' sixth-best prospect.[4] The Diamondbacks promoted Holmberg from the Mobile Bay Bears of the Class AA Southern League on August 27, 2013.[5][6]

Cincinnati RedsEdit

On December 3, 2013, Holmberg was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in a three-team deal also involving the Tampa Bay Rays.[7]

On July 6, 2014, the Reds announced Holmberg will be called up July 8, to pitch the second game of a day/night doubleheader vs. the Chicago Cubs.[8] He was sent back down after the game, but was called up to Cincinnati again on August 21.[9] Holmberg started that night's game against the Atlanta Braves, but gave up six runs in two and two-thirds innings and picked up the loss. He was optioned to AAA the next day.[10] On July 29, 2015 the Reds announced Holmberg would pitch the next day to fill in for the empty starting pitching rotation spot, formerly held by Johnny Cueto who was traded to the Kansas City Royals earlier that week.

Atlanta BravesEdit

Holmberg signed a minor league with the Atlanta Braves with an invite to spring training for the 2016 season. He was released in March.

Second Stint with White SoxEdit

Holmberg signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox on April 11, 2016. On May 5, 2017, he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte Knights and made his White Sox debut the same day against the Kansas City Royals.

Baltimore OriolesEdit

On February 7, 2018, Holmberg signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.[11] He was released on March 30.[12]

Colorado RockiesEdit

On April 9, 2018, Holmberg signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies.[13] He elected free agency on November 3, 2018.

Somerset PatriotsEdit

On May 13, 2019, Holmberg signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[14] He became a free agent following the season.


  1. ^ "Hard-luck David Holmberg's victory total doesn't match his pitching stats for BayBears". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "White Sox acquire Jackson". July 31, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks acquire Daniel Hudson, David Holmberg". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Bill (January 21, 2013). "Baseball America Diamondbacks top 2013 prospects". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks call up Mobile BayBears left-hander David Holmberg". June 11, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "D-backs tab prospect Holmberg for spot start | News". May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  7. ^ 12/3/2013 4:08 P.M. ET (December 3, 2013). "Reds acquire LHP David Holmberg from Diamondbacks". Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  8. ^ Sheldon, Mark; Randhawa, Manny. "Holmberg to be called up for doubleheader". Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Cincinnati Reds on Twitter: Reds promote Holmberg and Villarreal, option to Louisville Contreras and Hoover.
  10. ^ Reds call up Daniel Corcino, send David Holmberg down
  11. ^ "Orioles' David Holmberg: Signs minor-league deal with Orioles". February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Adams, Steve (March 30, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 3/30/18". Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  13. ^ Adams, Steve (April 9, 2018). "Rockies Agree to Minor League Deal with David Holmberg". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Patriots Land MLB LHP David Holmberg". Somerset Patriots. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.

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