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39 Brett Oberholtzer SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/225 | Birthdate: 7/1/1989 | Birthplace: Christiana, DE | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros activate Chad Qualls from DL, option Brett Oberholtzer


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) 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.


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer allows three runs in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) 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 MLB.com.

Oberholtzer (2-2) has a 4.46 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 17 walks in 38 1/3 innings this season.


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer to start Thursday vs. Indians


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) 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. 


Astros' Brett Oberholtzer ejected on Saturday; optioned after game


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) 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 MLB.com. "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."


Astros P Brett Oberholtzer allows two runs in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) 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.


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


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) 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.


Astros' Brett Oberholtzer pitches eight shutout innings in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) 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. 


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer pecked to pieces by Blue Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) 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 MLB.com.

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.


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer allows two runs in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer gave up two runs on seven hits during Monday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Oberholtzer threw 5 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking two, but he received a no-decision for his effort. He threw 59 of his 82 pitches for strikes.

It was just his second start this season. Oberholtzer only lasted three innings after allowing one run on five hits in his first start. His ERA now stands at 3.24. His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday at Toronto.


Astros activate Brett Oberholtzer from disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) The Astros activated pitcher Brett Oberholtzer from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.

Oberholtzer missed the beginning of the season with a lat injury, then returned to throw three innings in his first start before going back on the disabled list in mid-May with a finger injury. He threw 85 pitches in a Triple-A rehab start on Wednesday without issue and will make Monday's start against the Orioles.

The Astros opened up a roster spot by optioning Michael Feliz to Double-A after Sunday's game.


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer set to replace Feldman in rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The timing for the return to health of starter Brett Oberholtzer could prove ideal for the Astros. A.J. Hinch has announced that Oberholtzer will start Monday against Baltimore in place of the shelved Scott Feldman.

Oberholtzer (finger) began a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday, throwing 85 pitches, which indicates he's close to being ready. He has pitched just once for Houston this season, giving up one run on five hits in a three-inning start against San Francisco.


Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws 85 pitches Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (finger) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits in 4 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking none.

Oberholtzer threw 85 pitches in the outing while giving up a pair of home runs. His only major-league action of the season came on May 13, as he dealt with a lat injury early in the year and then was placed on the disabled list due to a blister on his finger.


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer to begin rehab assignment Wed.


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (finger) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Fresno, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday.

Oberholtzer could make two rehab appearances at Triple-A. He is expected to throw around 65-70 pitches Wednesday.


Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer nearing rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno this week, manager A.J. Hinch said Monday, per MLB.com.

Oberholtzer has been sidelined since mid-May. He has made just one appearance for Houston this season due to injury. He missed the start of the season recovering from a lat injury.


Astros' Oberholtzer to throw live BP before rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (finger) will throw live batting practice at Triple-A Fresno before beginning a rehab assignment, per MLB.com. He threw in the bullpen Thursday.

"Now he wants to face a few hitters, prior to a rehab assignment in Triple-A. I would imagine that would happen this weekend," manager A.J. Hinch said. "After that, it's the normal progression for a starter to get another bullpen and throw in a game. We're not too far removed from him being at that five-inning threshold. He'll probably be scheduled for four or five innings in that first outing in Triple-A."


Astros Brett Oberholtzer to throw minor league BP


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer will throw live batting practice at Triple-A Fresno in the next few days, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle.

Oberholtzer is recovering from a blister on his finger that landed him on the disabled list. He'll likely throw BP on either Sunday or Monday. 


Astros' Oberholtzer expected to begin Triple-A rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno in the coming days after throwing a bullpen session on Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Oberholtzer is on the disabled list due to a blister on his finger. He's made one start this season, giving up one run in three innings against the Giants on May 13.


Astros LHP Brett Oberholtzer to throw in bullpen Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer will follow up his Tuesday bullpen session with another one Thursday, per MLB.com, which is reporting that he will then be scheduled to throw live BP and likely a rehab start.

Oberholtzer has spent nearly the entire year sidelined. His latest issue is a blister that has prevented him from pitching since May 13.

"He's never really been built up to the 100 pitches," manager A.J. Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle. "I'm not sure how we're going to test his blister anything more than volume. A lot’s got to happen between now and then. Then he’s got a couple of tests to pass and then one or two starts, I would imagine.

"But it all depends on how he responds to the volume of throwing and then obviously any need-based that we have here."


Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (blister) to throw bullpen session Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer is scheduled to throw in the bullpen Tuesday to test the blister on his finger, reports MLB.com.

Oberholtzer, who began the season on the disabled list, was forced to leave his first start of the year (May 13) with the blister issue and had to return to the 15-day DL.

Astros' Brett Oberholtzer will throw bullpen on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer will throw a bullpen session on Monday. It's his first time taking the mound since he was placed on the disabled list with a blister on his finger.

"Where I stand now, is it’s not a blister,” Oberholtzer said, per the Houston Chronicle. "It’s just getting the good skin to mature. The remedy is time right now. The training staff is taking good care of it, but for the most part I’m just giving it a few days to mature and get from there."


Astros place Brett Oberholtzer (finger) on disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) The Astros placed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer on the 15-day disabled list due to a blister on his finger, the team announced Wednesday.

Oberholtzer opened the year on the disabled list also due to a blister and finally made his season debut Wednesday; however, he lasted just three innings in the outing, allowing one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out three and throwing 54 pitches.

The Astros will make a corresponding roster move Thursday's game, and they figure to add a reliever after using five guys out of the bullpen Wednesday.


Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer leaves with blister on his finger


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer was forced to leave his start on Wednesday against the Giants with a blister on his hand, the team announced. 

Oberholtzer began the year on the disabled list because of a blister on his throwing hand. In his first start of the season, Oberholtzer allowed one run on five hits with three strikeouts in three innings of work.


Astros activate Springer, Oberholtzer; option Chapman, Grossman


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Astros announced several roster moves following Tuesday's loss to San Francisco. The club optioned reliever Kevin Chapman and outfielder Robbie Grossman down to Triple-A. Starter Brett Oberholtzer and outfielder George Springer was activated from the disabled list. Springer's transaction won't become official until Wednesday, per the team's official website.

Astros P Brett Oberholtzer (hand) to return from DL, start Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (hand) will come off the disabled list and make his first start of the season Wednesday against the Giants, the team has announced.

Oberholtzer began the season on the DL with a blister on his finger.

He's currently pitching on a Triple-A rehab assignment.

Oberholtzer went 5-13 in 24 starts last year for the Astros, posting an ERA of 4.39.

Astros P Brett Oberholtzer could return next week


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) After throwing 5 1/3 scoress innings during his second rehab start Wednesday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said pitcher Brett Oberholtzer could return to the rotation next week, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"He'll be an option," A.J. Hinch said. "I talked to Tony [DeFrancesco Thursday]. We'll meet as a staff and talk about what that means. We have the off-day (Monday) to play with, so I'm not under large duress in making a decision yet.

"Given he went deep into the game and his pitch total got into the mid 70s, he's certainly an option that we're going to look at," Hinch said.

Oberholtzer has been on the disabled list due to a blister on his hand.