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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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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

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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

Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

Holaday would need an injury to Alex Avila to become relevant. Continue to ignore him in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 02:46:00 PM

Tigers option C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.

The move clears a spot on the Tigers' 25-man roster for the return of starting catcher Alex Avila. Holaday tallied three hits in 11 plate appearances with Detroit.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 10:18:00 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll share playing time with Gerald Laird behind the plate while Alex Avila (hamstring) is sidelined. The 24-year-old backstop is a .238/.314/.343 hitter over three seasons in the minors and isn't fantasy relevant.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 02:35:00 PM

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C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
3Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Casper Wells
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
3Wynton Bernard
4Xavier Avery
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Joel Hanrahan
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson
10Josh Zeid
11Kyle Ryan
12Alberto Cabrera
13Angel Nesbitt
14Rafael Dolis