The Philadelphia Phillies have designated 27-year old lefty reliever Brett Oberholtzer for assignment. He pitched in 26 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 2-2 with a 4.83 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. He gave up 58 hits (11 homers) and 20 walks while whiffing 38 batters in his 50 1/3 innings for the Phillies this year. Oberholtzer has now pitched in 71 games (42 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 13-22 with 1 save, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. I wouldn’t be surprised if some team claims Oberholtzer off waivers and uses him as a starting pitcher.
UPDATE: (8/9/2016) – The Phillies have lost Brett Oberholtzer on waivers to the Los Angeles Angels.