T-BONES RIGHTY HOLMAN HEADS TO COLORADO

T-BONES RIGHTY HOLMAN HEADS TO COLORADO

Courtesy Kansas City T-Bones Media Relations

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced that the Colorado Rockies have purchased the contract of RHP David Holman.

Holman, an Andale, Kan. native, went 4-5 with a 4.36 ERA for the T-Bones in 2016, his first full season since Tommy John surgery kept him out of baseball in 2015. In 23 games (11 starts), Holman gave up 25 earned runs, struck out 25 and walked 12 for Kansas City.

“David is a true pro on and off the field, who worked hard to get this opportunity,” said T-Bones vice-president and general manager Chris Browne. “Our baseball staff and coaches played a part in this, as well. We wish David all the best going forward.”

This will be Holman’s second time in affiliated baseball. He reached high-A High Desert with Seattle in 2014, going 3-1 with a 4.07 ERA. In five professional seasons, four of which were in the Seattle organization, Holman is 18-21 with 12 saves and a 3.80 ERA in 118 games (30 starts). He has 181 career strikeouts and 82 walks. Holman is the son of former Seattle Mariners pitcher Brian Holman and the nephew of former Mariners pitcher Brad Holman.

Holman is the 26th T-Bones player whose contract has been sold to a major-league organization. In October, the Miami Marlins purchased outfielder Dalton Wheat’s contract.