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Bryan Holaday | Catcher | #50

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details
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Bryan Holaday has elected to become a free agent.
Holaday was pushed off the Tigers' 40-man roster last week after appearing in only 13 games at the major league level in 2017. The 29-year-old catcher will likely have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract on the open market. He's a .244/.279/.343 career hitter in the bigs. Nov 7 - 7:06 PM

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Tigers sent C Bryan Holaday outright to Triple-A Toledo.

The veteran catcher spent nearly all of 2017 in the minors. Slated to turn 30 later this month, Holaday is no longer on the 40-man roster.
Nov 3 - 5:38 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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