From the NWL
DETROIT, Mich. (June 7, 2012) -- Former Alexandria Beetles catcher Bryan Holaday became the fourth Northwoods League player from the 2010 draft to make his Major League Baseball debut. The Detroit Tigers called up Holaday on Wednesday when the team lost their starting catcher Alex Avila to a hamstring injury. Holaday went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his first career...
25-30, 3rd place, 6 games behind CWS.
Been a pretty frustrating run as of late, but here are a few noteworthy items.
- Avila to the DL, Bryan Holaday up from AAA (and starting!); Santos down.
- AJax took a few swings in BP today. It’s been three weeks since he last played. And I don’t think that taking a few swings means he’s coming back anytime soon.
- Jose Ortega was also...
DETROIT -- Tigers fans who weren't playing close attention to Twitter in the last 18 hours might get a bit of shock when they look at tonight's starting lineup.
Who is that catching? Bryan Holaday? Where did he come from?
The short answer is that he came from Dallas, via TCU, and was Detroit's sixth-round pick in 2010. The long answer explains a big part of the reason...
The Detroit Tigers' wheel of minor-league players spun again Wednesday afternoon, with C Bryan Holaday and RHP Jose Ortega winning the jackpot Continue reading →
Bryan Holaday was drafted as a defense-first catcher that would be able to take on upper levels of the organization quickly, and while his defense has taken a bit longer to come around, he made impressive strides in 2011. Does Holaday have a shot at making push this spring in big league camp?