Red Sox claim catcher Bryan Holaday off waivers from Texas Rangers
The Boston Red Sox today claimed catcher Bryan Holaday off waivers from the Texas Rangers.
President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement.
Holaday, 28, appeared in 30 games for the Rangers this season before being designated for assignment on Monday. The right-handed hitting catcher batted .238 (20-for-84) with six doubles, one triple, and two home runs for Texas, also throwing out four of 14 attempted base stealers in 25 starts behind the plate. The Rangers went 17-8 in Holaday's starts at catcher this season, winning each of his final eight and 11 of his last 12. Selected by Detroit in the sixth round of the 2010 June Draft, he has hit .248 (85-for-343) with five home runs in 138 games between the Tigers (2012-15) and Rangers (2016), making each of his 93 starts at catcher and throwing out 21 of 89 attempted base stealers (24%). Holaday also threw 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in the Rangers' 17-5 loss at Minnesota on July 2, the lone pitching appearance of his career.