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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.
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. Sep 1 - 12:33 PM

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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.
Aug 31 - 2:24 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.
Aug 26 - 4:23 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.
Aug 19 - 5:19 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.
Aug 18 - 5:21 PM

Tigers optioned C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.

He's no longer needed with Alex Avila back from the disabled list. Holaday hit .271/.271/.396 over 16 games.
Jul 3 - 3:23 PM

Bryan Holaday went 1-for-3 and plated two runs as the Tigers fell to the Yankees in New York on Friday.

Holaday's two-run single in the second inning gave the Tigers an early 2-1 lead, though that wound up being the extent of their offense in the contest. While he's done a serviceable job as the backup to James McCann, he's likely ticketed for a return to the minors in a few weeks when Alex Avila returns.
Jun 19 - 10:19 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Jefry Marte
LF1Tyler Collins
2Steven Moya
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
6Kyle Lobstein
7Randy Wolf
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Kyle Ryan
9Jeff Ferrell
10Jose Valdez
11Ian Krol
12Buck Farmer
13Joe Nathan