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Bryan Holaday | Catcher | #50

Team: Detroit Tigers
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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Tigers purchased the contract of C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.
The veteran backstop hit .269/.325/.450 with 12 homers for Toledo. Holaday gives the Tigers a third catcher for September. Sep 1 - 10:10 AM

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Tigers signed C Bryan Holaday to a minor league contract.

Holaday was in spring training with the Phillies and split last season between the Rangers and Red Sox, but he came up with the Tigers. He'll offer them some veteran depth behind the dish.
Mar 31 - 11:04 AM

Phillies released C Bryan Holaday.

Holaday was told Monday that he would not be on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, so he exercised his opt-out clause. The 29-year-old catcher is a .245/.282/.346 career hitter in 411 plate appearances at the major league level.
Mar 27 - 2:02 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
2Alex Presley
3Andrew Romine
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Tyler Collins
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Anibal Sanchez
5Matt Boyd
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Jeff Ferrell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Drew VerHagen
8Zac Reininger
9Blaine Hardy
10Jairo Labourt
11Myles Jaye
12Victor Alcantara