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Bryan Holaday | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.
He'll function as the primary backup behind James McCann while Alex Avila is on the disabled list. The 27-year-old is a career .241/.280/.303 hitter in 195 big league at-bats. May 9 - 9:39 AM

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Tigers optioned C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.

James McCann will open the 2015 regular season as the backup to starting catcher Alex Avila.
Mar 30 - 8:39 AM

Bryan Holaday went 2-for-3 and hit a grand slam to lead the Tigers to an 8-4 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Holaday entered the day 3-for-22 with no extra-base hits this spring, while James McCann, the Tigers' other backup catcher option, was at .414 with two doubles in 29 at-bats. Still, even with that disparity, there was a good chance the Tigers were leaning towards sticking with Holaday as their backup, allowing McCann to continue to play regularly in the minors. That probably is the better option than letting McCann serve as a backup, but the Tigers should also look to the waiver wire and maybe grab a backup that way (the Yankees' Austin Romine being one possibility).
Mar 25 - 5:02 PM

Bryan Holaday went 1-for-3 and scored a run in a losing effort against the Giants on Friday.

Holaday has been seeing extra time behind the plate recently with Alex Avila batting concussion-like symptoms, but isn't a recommended fantasy play in anything but the deepest of AL-only formats. He's hitting just .234/.273/.277 with no homers and 14 RBI on the season.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 12:52:00 AM

Bryan Holaday had a rough night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Mariners, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

After a strong start to the season, Holaday's bat has cooled considerably. He's hitting just .239/.286/.266 with no homers and nine RBI in 109 at-bats on the season.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Bryan Holaday went 3-for-4 with an RBI single as the Tigers defeated the White Sox 4-0 on Thursday.

Holaday got the start behind the dish, giving Alex Avila a spell. He singled three times, the last of which was a ninth-inning RBI single for the Tigers' fourth run. It's his first three-hit game of the season and first multi-hit game since May 14. Overall, Holaday has been productive in limited playing time, slashing .309/.339/.364 in 59 plate appearances.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Bryan Holaday went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI single, and the Tigers beat the White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday.

With two outs in the ninth inning and speedy Austin Jackson on third base, Holaday took advantage of the defense by sending a bunt down the third base line. It wasn't a squeeze, as Jackson scored on his own volition and not as part of a set play, but it got the job done. Feeling frisky, Holaday later stole second base for good measure, the first stolen base of his young career. It was quite a night for the backup catcher.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that he feels Bryan Holaday is ready to serve as the primary backup to Alex Avila in 2014.

Of course Dombrowski made similar statements about Holaday last offseason, before inking Bryan Pena to a one-year deal to fill that role. Holaday, 25, hit just .260/.312/.372 with four homers and 24 RBI in 80 games at Triple-A Toledo in 2013.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 06:00:00 PM

Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday will provide catching depth behind Alex Avila and Brayan Pena. He's batting .280/.357/.440 over 25 at-bats with the Tigers.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Tigers optioned C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.

The move clears a spot for Alex Avila's return from the disabled list. Holaday should be back in September.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday will provide catching depth with Alex Avila on the 7-day DL. He batted .237 (3-for-13) during his two-week stay in the major leagues earlier this season.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Tigers optioned C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday went 3-for-13 (.231) during his two-week stay in the major leagues. Alex Avila was activated from the 15-day disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday will replace Alex Avila (forearm) on the active roster. The 25-year-old backstop was batting .259/.317/.386 in 47 games at Triple-A this season and figures to backup Brayan Pena for now.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Bryan Holaday has already reported to the Tigers' spring training complex, where he will work all winter in the hope of earning the job as Alex Avila's backup.

Gerald Laird inked a free agent deal with the Braves, so the door has opened for the 25-year-old Holaday. But he hit just .240/.312/.320 with two homers and 25 RBI at Triple-A Toledo in 2012 and is far from a lock for the gig. The Tigers would be best served acquiring additional depth at the position through a trade or free agency.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Bryan Holaday is not available Saturday.

Holaday is on paternity leave, so the Tigers will be without their emergency catcher. Gerald Laird will continue to serve as the Alex Avila's backup.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 01:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
2Tyler Collins
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Buck Farmer
8Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Bruce Rondon
4Angel Nesbitt
5Blaine Hardy
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Alex Wilson
8Joe Nathan