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  • Braves' Grant Holmes: Re-signs with Atlanta

    Atlanta re-signed Holmes to a minor-league contract Wednesday.

    It's unclear whether Holmes was given an invite to spring training as part of the deal. The former top prospect pitched well in a full-time move to relief in 2023 with Triple-A Gwinnett, holding a 3.54 ERA and 74:26 K:BB over 61 frames. He's likely headed back to Gwinnett to start 2024.

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  • Braves' Grant Holmes: Joins Atlanta on MiLB deal

    Holmes signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Wednesday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.

    The 26-year-old was released by the Athletics in late July and will now receive a chance with another organization. Holmes appeared in 28 games at the Triple-A level before being let go and had an 8.27 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 26:14 K:BB over 37 innings.

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  • Grant Holmes: Let go by Oakland

    Holmes was released by the A's on Friday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.

    Holmes has an 8.27 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 26:14 K:BB across 37 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas this season, prompting the A's to move on after he also struggled in 2021.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Sent to Triple-A

    Holmes was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

    Holmes struggled at the Triple-A level last season with an 8.01 ERA, 2.10 WHIP and 71:40 K:BB over 66.1 innings, and he's now lost his spot on the 40-man roster. He could still make his big-league debut this season but will need to produce better results in the minors.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Heads to minors

    The Athletics optioned Holmes to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Holmes was one of seven players optioned to the minors in the Athletics' first round of roster cuts. During his last minor-league season in 2019, Holmes split time between Las Vegas and Double-A Midland, accruing a 3.23 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 86.1 innings.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Strong spring continues

    Holmes was credited with a save in a Cactus League win over the Padres on Friday, allowing one hit and hitting a batter over two scoreless innings while recording four strikeouts.

    The 24-year-old has logged a trio of two-inning outings thus far this spring, giving up just two hits and two walks while ringing up six strikeouts overall and allowing just one earned run. Holmes got up to Triple-A Las Vegas in 2019, albeit for just a 4.2-inning sample, posting a 1.93 ERA following a 3.31 figure across 81.2 frames at Double-A Midland earlier that same season. Given his impressive showing thus far, Holmes could be in the mix for an Opening Day bullpen roster spot.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Demoted to minors Thursday

    Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Holmes was among five other Oakland arms removed from big-league camp Thursday. The 23-year-old spent the majority of 2019 with Double-A Midland, recording a 3.31 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 76:27 K:BB across 81.2 innings (16 starts) after missing nearly all of 2018 due to a shoulder injury.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Back at Double-A

    Holmes will open the season with Double-A Midland, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.

    It was originally reported that he would go to Triple-A when he was optioned out of big-league camp, but instead he will head back to the Texas League. Holmes logged a 4.49 ERA and 150:61 K:BB in 148.1 innings at Double-A in 2017, but missed most of 2018 with a shoulder injury.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Headed to Triple-A

    Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

    Holmes tossed a scoreless inning during his time at big-league camp. He spent the majority of the year at Double-A a season ago, where he posted a 4.49 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 150 punchouts over 148.1 frames.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Entering camp healthy

    Holmes (shoulder) is fully healthy heading into spring training, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

    Holmes is finally healthy after a nagging shoulder injury limited him to just two starts with High-A Stockton in 2018. The young right-hander will likely report to Double-A Midland to open the 2019 campaign.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Joins 40-man roster

    Holmes (shoulder) was added to Oakland's 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Holmes had his contract purchased in an effort to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. He missed the majority of the 2018 season with a rotator cuff injury, returning to the mound briefly with High-A Stockton in August before getting shut down with another shoulder issue at the beginning of October. His status for the 2019 season is currently unknown.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Set for shoulder re-examination

    Holmes was shut down from all throwing activities late in the season and will have his shoulder re-evaluated in the near future, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

    Holmes suffered a rotator cuff injury during spring training and didn't make it back into action until late August at the High-A level. It doesn't appear as though he's out of the woods just yet, and the right-hander could be facing another long absence should tests reveal that he's dealing with a major injury.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Out with rotator cuff injury

    Holmes will be out for an extended period of time due to a rotator cuff injury, TheAthletic.com reports.

    Holmes hurt his shoulder early in spring training and it sounds like a significant injury. Holmes is entering his third year with the Athletics organization after being acquired from the Dodgers as part of the Josh Reddick and Rich Hill deal back in 2016. The young righty made 24 starts for Double-A Midland last season, posting a 4.49 ERA and 13.8 percent K-BB rate over 148.1 innings of work.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Slated for bullpen session Monday

    Holmes (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Holmes was able to throw on flat ground Sunday with no issues, clearing the way for him to toss a bullpen for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury earlier in camp. Assuming everything goes as planned Monday, Holmes should progress to facing live hitters before working his way into spring games. The 22-year-old is expected to open the season in the minors, though he could make his big-league debut this summer.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Dealing with shoulder injury

    Holmes, who has been dealing with a shoulder issue, will throw on flat ground Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    There hasn't been much news on the pitching prospect's shoulder injury, so the hope is that it's only a minor affliction. Holmes is just 22 years old with a bright future but was expected to begin the year in the minors all along, even after receiving an invite to big-league camp.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Receives spring training invite

    Holmes will attend the Athletics' spring training as a non-roster invitee, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

    Holmes is entering his third year with the Athletics organization after being acquired from the Dodgers as part of the Josh Reddick and Rich Hill deal back in 2016. The young righty made 24 starts for Double-A Midland last season, posting a 4.49 ERA and 13.8 percent K:BB rate over 148.1 innings of work. He'll likely begin the 2018 season in the minors again, but his big-league spring training appearance should aid in his overall development.

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  • Athletics' Grant Holmes: Inconsistency at Double-A

    Holmes, 21, has a 5.00 ERA and 78:27 K:BB through 72 innings for Double-A Midland.

    Holmes has tossed shutouts in two of his last three outings, though he was bombed in the other start. He has shown above average strikeout stuff but is still getting hit hard, as evidenced by his .298 BAA. Holmes is still working out the kinks in his delivery and command, and must also prove he can be more than a two-pitch pitcher.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Conway, SC
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R