Tigers Trade Catcher Bryan Holaday To Rangers
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.
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.