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Tigers Trade Catcher Bryan Holaday To Rangers

 

The Tigers traded catcher Bryan Holaday to the Texas Rangers. (Photo:mlb.com)

The Tigers traded catcher Bryan Holaday to the Texas Rangers. (Photo: mlb.com)

Out of options and having a solid spring so far, it was only a matter of time before the Detroit Tigers made a move with catcher Bryan Holaday, on Tuesday night they did just that.

According to ESPN, the Tigers traded the twenty-eight year old to the Texas Rangers in exchange for RHP Myles Jaye and catcher Bobby Wilson.

Holaday was almost seen as the odd man out behind starting catcher James McCann and recently acquired veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia because he doesn’t have any minor league options left on his contract; this spring he hit .438 along with four homers.  If the Tigers hadn’t traded the Texas native, he would have been put on waivers and been picked up by any team, so by trading him the Tigers were able to get something in return.

Myles Jaye is a twenty-four year old minor league right-handed pitcher who went 12-9 with a 3.29 ERA while playing with Double-A Binghamton in 2015; it looks as if he will be assigned to Triple-A Toledo to start the season.

The thirty-two year old Wilson is a veteran catcher who has spent time with several Major League clubs throughout his career. In 2015 he played for both the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers for a combined 56 games with just a .189 average, 14 RBIs and one homer.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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