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Bryan Holaday | Catcher | #59

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (0) / DET
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Phillies signed C Bryan Holaday to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The 29-year-old backstop was non-tendered by the Red Sox earlier this month. He's a career .245/.282/.346 hitter with five homers and 44 RBI in 411 plate appearances at the big league level. He'll compete to be the backup catcher behind Cameron Rupp. Sat, Dec 17, 2016 02:09:00 PM

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Red Sox non-tendered C Bryan Holaday.

Holaday was scooped up off waivers by the Red Sox in August but didn't play much for them down the stretch. He's now a free agent.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 11:13:00 AM

Red Sox claimed C Bryan Holaday off waivers from the Rangers.

Holaday was designated for assignment earlier this week by the Rangers. The Red Sox already have a bunch of catching depth, but it appears they'll carry three with the big club for now.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 02:12:00 PM

Rangers designated C Bryan Holaday for assignment.

The move was made after the Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers on Monday. Holaday was batting .238 with two homers and a .695 OPS in 94 plate appearances prior to landing on the DL last month with a bruised thumb.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Rangers placed C Bryan Holaday on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left thumb.

That explains why he wasn't used at all on Tuesday. Holaday will aim to return when his 15 days are up. The All-Star break will help kill some of that time.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 03:50:00 PM

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.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:28:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 08:40:00 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.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 10:58:00 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.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 04:47:00 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.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 05:41:00 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
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 11:25:00 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.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 05:06:00 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.
Source: M-Live.com
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 11:18:00 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.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 03:56:00 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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
3Bryan Holaday
4Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
3Hector Gomez
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Roman Quinn
3Nick Williams
4Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
3Dylan Cozens
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Clay Buchholz
5Vincent Velasquez
6Jake Thompson
7Zach Eflin
8Adam Morgan
9Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Hector Neris
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Severino Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Alberto Tirado
10Sean Burnett