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Bryan Holaday | Catcher | #8

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Bryan Holaday went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Holaday took White Sox starter Carlos Rodon out for a three-run shot in the third inning. He also scored two runs in the game. The home run was his first of the season, giving him seven RBI. With Robinson Chirinos on the disabled list and Brett Nicholas back in the minors, Holaday will continue to split time with Bobby Wilson in the immediate future. May 11 - 1:28 AM

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Rangers acquired C Bryan Holaday from the Tigers in exchange for RHP Myles Jaye and C Bobby Wilson.

The Rangers aimed higher earlier in the offseason in their pursuit for catching help, having talks with the Brewers about Jonathan Lucroy and with the Padres about Derek Norris. Ultimately, though, they settled for a solid backup and will stick with Robinson Chirinos as their starter. Holaday is a career .251/.283/.340 hitter in the majors and is a defensive-minded backstop.
Mar 29 - 8:40 PM

Bryan Holaday (thumb) caught a bullpen session and hit in the cage on Tuesday.

Holaday had his thumb examined after being scratched from Monday's lineup, but he's obviously feeling better. The plan calls for him to catch the late innings of Tuesday's game.
Mar 29 - 10:58 AM

Bryan Holaday is having his thumb examined after he was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League lineup.

It's not known when the injury took place, but the Tigers should have an update at some point Monday evening or Tuesday morning. The Tigers are slated to carry James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia as their two catchers, so Holaday has been mentioned in trade rumors in recent days.
Mar 28 - 4:47 PM

MLB Network's Peter Gammons hears that "a number of teams" are looking at Bryan Holaday as a trade option.

Holaday is out of options and the Tigers are slated to carry James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia as their two catchers. The 28-year-old hasn't hit much in the majors or minors, but he plays solid defense and some clubs may view him as an upgrade to their backup catcher situation.
Mar 18 - 5:41 PM

The Tigers are "quietly prepared" to trade Bryan Holaday, according to Lynn Henning of the Detroit News.

Holaday has had a monster spring but the Tigers seem to prefer Jarrod Saltalamacchia because he's a switch-hitter in a lineup full of right-handers. Manager Brad Ausmus previously suggested the Tigers could carry three catchers on their Opening Day roster but that seems unlikely. Holaday is out of minor league options and would surely be claimed off waivers if the Tigers designated him for assignment. Detroit would probably get the most value for Holaday by trading him now while he's scorching hot.
Source: Detroit News
Mar 17 - 11:25 AM

Bryan Holaday went 2-for-3 and hit his fourth spring homer as the Tigers defeated the Astros 7-3 on Wednesday.

The good news is that Holaday is killing the ball; he's batting .600 in 20 at-bats this spring. The bad news is that any chance the Tigers had of preserving their catching depth seems to have disappeared. Holaday is out of options, but he might have slipped through waivers with a quiet spring. Now the Tigers are probably going to have to keep him and let Jarrod Saltalamacchia make his way elsewhere. Perhaps Salty would accept a minor league assignment, but considering that he's having a strong spring as well (.368, 2 HR in 19 at-bats), he shouldn't need to.
Mar 16 - 5:06 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the team has discussed the possibility of carrying three catchers on the Opening Day roster.

James McCann is locked in as the starter but Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Bryan Holaday are having a spirited battle for the No. 2 spot. Saltalamacchia obviously has more experience but Holaday has been on an absolute tear this spring with nine hits in 14 at-bats. Ausmus acknowledged keeping three catchers is a "very hard thing to do," so it's still likely one of them will begin the year in the minor leagues.
Mar 12 - 11:18 PM

Bryan Holaday hit a pair of two-run homers to give the Tigers all four of their runs Saturday against the Nationals.

The first came off Stephen Strasburg. Holaday also had a grand slam and a double on Wednesday, so he has as many homers in five at-bats this spring (three) as he does in 259 regular-season at-bats since debuting in 2012. He's battling Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the backup job in Detroit, but he's also auditioning for other teams, since he's out of options.
Mar 5 - 3:56 PM

Bryan Holaday had a grand slam and a double in three at-bats versus the Yankees on Wednesday.

Holaday is battling Jarrod Saltalamacchia for a job backing up James McCann in Detroit. He's not a quality hitter at all, but he probably is the better defender than Salty, meaning it'd be hard to deny him if he does have a strong spring offensively. He's also out of options.
Mar 2 - 5:09 PM

Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday's just coming back from a dislocated left thumb suffered in the middle of August. The 27-year-old backstop will serve as an emergency third catcher for the Tigers. In limited duty with the big club at various points this season, he managed to collect 13 hits in 48 at-bats while driving in 12 runs.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Bryan Holaday will join the Tigers on Tuesday.

Holaday returned to the Triple-A Toledo lineup last week after a dislocated left thumb. He'll serve as an emergency third catcher for Detroit down the stretch. Kyle Ryan is also going to be a September 1 callup.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Bryan Holaday (thumb) has already been activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday only missed a week with a dislocated left thumb. The 27-year-old could join the Tigers as an emergency third catcher when rosters expand on September 1.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Bryan Holaday (thumb) could return to action in a few weeks.

Holaday suffered a dislocated left thumb in a collision at home plate earlier this week at Triple-A Toledo, but it shouldn't be a season-ending ailment. The 27-year-old catcher could join the Tigers as a September callup if his health cooperates.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Bryan Holaday suffered a dislocated left thumb in a home plate collision at Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday will meet with the Mud Hens' head physician on Wednesday to discuss a rehab program. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Tuesday that expects the 27-year-old catcher to play again this season. Holaday could be a September callup if he's healthy.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
3Jared Hoying
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Luke Jackson
9Tanner Scheppers