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Michael Hollimon | Shortstop

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Michael Hollimon went 4-for-4 with a walk Saturday in the Twins' victory over the Marlins.
Hollimon figured to be one of the Twins' first cuts, but with an 8-for-14 start, he's making a case for a utility job. The 29-year-old was a solid prospect in the Tigers chain before injuries derailed his career. He was out of baseball in 2010 before coming back to hit .231/.326/.416 between Double- and Triple-A for the Twins last season. He's not really a threat to have fantasy value, but it'd be a nice story if he won a job. Sat, Mar 17, 2012 04:33:00 PM

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Twins singed INF Michael Hollimon to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old Hollimon registered a .212/.320/.385 batting line and three home runs over 124 plate appearances at the Double-A level in 2010. He'll act as organizational infield depth for the Twins next year.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 10:06:00 PM

Tigers recalled infielder Michael Hollimon from Double-A Erie and placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

Purely a procedural transaction, the move enables the Tigers to make room for infielder Brent Dlugach on the 40-man roster. Also, similar to what the Phillies did with pitcher John Ennis on Monday, it also gives the club some roster flexibility for the post-season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 01:57:00 PM

Michael Hollimon said he's ahead of schedule in his return from surgery last September to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

Hollimon was expected to miss a portion of 2009 because of the injury, but he said he's 90 percent now and he expects to be able to participate in full workouts when spring training starts. He's not going to make the Tigers out of spring training, but he should be the first middle infielder called up if injuries strike.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 12:15:00 PM

Tigers prospect Michael Hollimon will miss a good chunk of the 2009 season after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

The typical recovery time is six to nine months. Hollimon made his major league debut in June, batting .261 with a home run and two RBI over 11 games.
Sun, Sep 21, 2008 09:25:00 AM

Tigers optioned INF Michael Hollimon to Triple-A Toledo.

Hollimon hit .261 with a homer in 12 at-bats over 11 games for the Tigers. The Tigers haven't activated Ramon Santiago yet, but he's ready to return and Detroit likely wants Hollimon active for Toledo's game on Monday night.
Mon, Jul 7, 2008 10:59:00 AM

Michael Hollimon went 2-for-4 and hit his first major league homer Thursday off Carlos Silva.

Hollimon played over the slumping Edgar Renteria. At this point, one wonders if the Tigers might not be better off with Hollimon at shortstop. He's 6-for-23 with four extra-base hits since being called up. The Tigers at least might want to consider trading Renteria if they could get something else that would help them this year (A.J. Burnett? Derek Lowe?).
Fri, Jul 4, 2008 01:20:00 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of infielder Mike Hollimon from Triple-A Toledo.

Hollimon is already 26 years old, but deserves a chance after hitting .274/.372/.507 in 376 career games in the minors. His bat is strong enough to make him an AL-only asset if allowed to play regularly, but for now he'll merely replace Ramon Santiago as the Tigers' switch-hitting infielder off the bench.
Fri, Jun 6, 2008 12:32:00 PM

Triple-A Toledo's Michael Hollimon went 3-for-5 with two homers and a walk Sunday.

Hollimon has seven homers in his last eight games and is hitting .259/.355/.657 in 27 games since returning from a dislocated shoulder suffered during spring training. The switch-hitter turns 26 next month, so he's probably not going to get a whole lot better than he is now. However, he might not need to in order to become a capable regular.
Mon, May 19, 2008 03:31:00 PM

Michael Hollimon dislocated his left shoulder trying to make a diving catch on Monday.

He'll undergo an MRI on Tuesday to get a better idea on the extent of the injury. He was expected to start the season as a middle infielder at Triple-A, but his entire season could be in jeopardy. He hit .282 with 14 home runs and 76 RBI in Double-A last season.
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 08:09:00 PM

Michael Hollimon went 3-for-4 with two homers Thursday for Double-A Erie.

Hollimon, who skipped right over high-A Lakeland this year, is batting .279/.375/.473 for Erie. He is 25, so there's only so much room for projection. However, he might be the Tigers' best option at second base if Placido Polanco lands on the DL at any point during 2008. He projects as a very good utilityman.
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 04:18:00 PM

Michael Hollimon went 3-for-5 with a double on Saturday and is hitting .381 for Double-A Erie.

It's nice to see Hollimon where he belongs after he hit 278/.386/.501 with 19 steals in the Midwest League last year. The switch-hitter is 24 years old, so it wouldn't have done him much good to spend a year at Single-A Lakeland. He projects as a quality utilityman, but a future as a regular second baseman can't be ruled out.
Sun, Apr 15, 2007 02:36:00 PM

Michael Holliman homered twice in low Single-A West Michigan's first playoff game Wednesday.

Holliman, a 2005 16th-round pick, hit .278/.386/.501 with 19 steals in the Midwest League. He's 24 already, so it would have been for the best if he could have spent half the season in the Florida State League, if not Double-A. He can't afford any off years if he's going to have a future as a utilityman.
Thu, Sep 7, 2006 01:09:00 PM

2005 16th-round pick Michael Holliman homered three times Monday for low Single-A West Michigan.

The switch-hitting Holliman is batting .285/.391/.503 with 10 steals in 12 attempts, but he's 24 and still stuck in the South Atlantic League. The Tigers haven't gotten more aggressive with him because they also have shortstop prospects they like at higher levels. If Holliman can move up to Double-A next year and continue to put up good numbers, he might have a future as a utilityman.
Tue, Jul 18, 2006 03:37:00 PM

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