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Rangers' Jonathan Holder: Invited to Rangers camp
Holder signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.
Holder spent all of the 2023 season at Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization, posting a 5.40 ERA and 76:40 K:BB over 66.2 frames. The 30-year-old last saw action in the majors in 2020 and holds a career 4.38 ERA in 157 appearances at the big-league level.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jonathan Holder: Reassigned to minors camp
Holder was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Angels on Tuesday.
Holder was signed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training in November. Th right-hander owns a career 4.38 ERA in 176.2 innings of MLB action. Holder will all but assuredly begin the season with Triple-A Salt Lake as a depth option.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jonathan Holder: Joins Angels on minors deal
Holder signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Tuesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Holder owns a 4.38 ERA in 176.2 major-league innings, the last of which came in 2020. The 29-year-old righty has spent the last two seasons in the Cubs' minor-league system, where he's struggled to an 8.22 ERA and 1.96 WHIP in just 23 total innings while battling injuries. If he can get back to a place where he can handle low-leverage relief work at the major-league level, the Angels would likely consider that a win.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Comes off 60-day IL
Triple-A Iowa reinstated Holder (undisclosed) from the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Holder made his season debut for Iowa on Friday, working one inning out of the bullpen while allowing one earned run on two hits. The 29-year-old has previously made 157 appearances in the big leagues, but he doesn't possess a spot on the Cubs' 40-man roster and is unlikely to surface in the majors in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Starts up rehab assignment
Holder (undisclosed) made the first appearance of his rehab assignment for the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate Saturday, striking out three while allowing no hits and one walk over two scoreless frames.
Holder has resided on Triple-A Iowa's injured list all season and will likely make at least a few more appearances in the lower rungs of the minors before being reinstated.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Assigned to minor-league camp
Holder was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday.
Holder was competing for a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen as a non-roster invitee this spring, but he was ultimately unable to land a spot on the big-league roster. He made four Cactus League appearances this year and allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out four in four innings. Assuming he performs well at Triple-A Iowa, he'll be in the mix to provide bullpen depth at some point in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Joins Cubs for spring
Holder (shoulder), who re-signed with the Cubs on a minor-league contract in late November, will be participating in big-league spring training and is expected to compete for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The 28-year-old righty missed the majority of the 2021 campaign while recovering from a right shoulder strain sustained last spring, but he at least finished the season on the field, as he made a relief appearance for Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 25. With a full offseason to recover, Holder looks to be healthy again, and his prior MLB experience could give him a leg up in his bid to make the Cubs' roster. Over 157 career big-league appearances with the Yankees, Holder owns a 4.38 ERA and 14.7 K-BB%.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Sent to minors
Holder (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Holder spent the entire 2021 campaign on the 60-day injured list but began a rehab assignment in mid-August. He allowed a run in two innings during his rehab stint and will now lose his spot on the 40-man roster. It's not yet clear whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Starts up rehab assignment
Holder (shoulder) made the first appearance of his rehab assignment Friday with the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, allowing one hit and striking out a batter in a scoreless inning.
The appearance was Holder's first of the season in affiliated ball after he was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain in spring training that has kept him on the 60-day injured list ever since. Because of the extensive time he's missed, Holder will likely need several appearances in the minors before the Cubs feel comfortable bringing him back from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Not ready for mound work
Holder (shoulder) was recently cleared to begin a throwing program, but he has yet to advance to mound work, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Holder was able to throwing bullpen sessions in April after being diagnosed with a strained right shoulder in spring training, but he suffered a setback at some point that prompted the Cubs to transfer him to the 60-day injured list. The 28-year-old is eligible to return from the IL at any point, but he appears to be several weeks away from being ready for game action, given that he hasn't been throwing bullpen sessions of late. Expect his absence to extend into July, and potentially after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Moved to 60-day injured list
Holder (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
Holder has been throwing bullpen sessions at the Cubs' alternate training site since the start of the season as he continues to recover from a right shoulder strain. The right-hander will now be sidelined until at least June after he was transferred to the 60-day IL, although a timetable for his return isn't yet known.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Cleared for bullpen sessions
Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said Holder (shoulder) has been throwing bullpen sessions since being placed on the 10-day injured list April 1, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Though Holder remains in the midst of a throwing program, the Cubs have yet to outline a target date for his season debut. The right-hander made 18 relief appearances for the Yankees in 2020, posting a 4.98 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 21.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Placed on injured list
Holder was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder strain Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Holder has been sidelined since March 17 due to an upper-body injury, and he was officially diagnosed with a shoulder strain Thursday. The right-hander has been taking part in long tossing off flat ground recently. The Cubs are hopeful that Holder will be able to complete a bullpen session in the near future, but it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Nearing bullpen work
Holder (chest) has been able to take part in long tossing off flat ground since being shut down earlier in spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Holder will head north with the Cubs when camp concludes in the next few days, but he'll likely be parked on the 10-day injured list after having not appeared in a Cactus League game since March 17 due to the chest issue. Fortunately, the righty looks to be making progress, as the Cubs anticipate that he'll be able to complete a bullpen session in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Dealing with injury
Holder has been slowed by an upper body injury during camp, which likely takes him out of the mix for a potential Opening Day roster spot, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Holder has tossed 3.1 innings across four appearances this spring, with his last outing coming a week ago. It's unclear what exactly his injury is, but it's knocked the righty out of Cactus League action recently and may eliminate him from contention for an Opening Day roster spot, though the righty was already a bit of a longshot to make the team.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jonathan Holder: Signs with Cubs
Holder signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The reliever will earn $750,000 if he makes the major-league roster. He's been a legitimate big-league reliever in his 176.2 career innings at the highest level, though his modest 4.38 ERA and 21.7 percent strikeout rate make it hardly a surprise that he's yet to record a save. He was significantly below that level last season, posting a 4.98 ERA while striking out just 13.9 percent of opposing batters in 21.2 innings of work, so it seems more likely that he'll be stuck in the minors than pitching in a high-leverage role.... See More ... See Less
Jonathan Holder: Non-tendered by Yankees
Holder was non-tendered by the Yankees on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old righty pitched five seasons for the Yankees, logging a 4.38 ERA in 176.2 innings. After posting an ERA below 3.90 in 2017 and 2018, his performance dipped in 2019 and 2020.... See More ... See Less
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