Holaday signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Holaday has been a depth piece for most of his career, and that's probably what he'll be this season, as he's likely behind Carson Kelly, Stephen Vogt and Daulton Varsho in the Diamondbacks' catcher depth chart. Holaday has hit just .238/.283/.333 over his nine-year career and hit a miserable .161/.212/.194 in limited action for the Orioles last season.
Holaday is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays.
The clear third backstop on the roster behind Pedro Severino and Chance Sisco, Holaday hasn't seen much action since being promoted to the big club Aug. 1. He's appeared in 11 games this month while going 4-for-16 with five runs and two RBI.
Holaday's contract was selected by Baltimore on Saturday.
Holaday hit a solid .278/.344/.435 in 43 games for the Marlins last season, though he's a career .241/.287/.340 hitter over his eight-year big-league career. He doesn't have a clear path to playing time in Baltimore, as he'll be behind Pedro Severino and Chance Sisco on the depth chart.
Holaday will be a part of the Orioles' 60-man player pool this season.
He is not on the 40-man roster and is fourth on the organizational depth chart at catcher behind Pedro Severino, Chance Sisco and Austin Wynns.
Holaday signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles on Monday, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
The 32-year-old has played parts of eight seasons in the big leagues but has never appeared in more than 62 games. In 43 contests for the Marlins last season, he hit .278/.344/.435.
Holaday was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday and then elected free agency, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Holaday finished the 2019 campaign with a .278/.344/.435 with four homers and 12 RBI over 43 contests. He'll aim to latch on elsewhere, where he'll likely slot into a backup role if he even makes the big-league roster.
Holaday went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored, two RBI and a walk in the Marlins' 12-6 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The veteran backstop popped his fourth long ball of the season in this contest, touching up Taylor Clarke with an eight-inning solo blast as part of a three-hit game. Holaday only has 108 at-bats this season, so he hasn't been featured nearly enough to move the fantasy needle, but he has done well with his opportunities, posting a solid .296/.364/.463 slash line.
Holaday went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Jorge Alfaro's backup has appeared in only 24 games this season, but Holaday has taken advantage of his chances with a .301/.378/.466 slash line that includes a career-high three homers in only 83 plate appearances. The 31-year-old has actually started five of the last nine contests as manager Don Mattingly tries to capitalize on his hot bat, but Holaday's career .624 OPS suggests it will cool off soon enough.
Holaday will start at catcher and bat seventh Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Since Jorge Alfaro returned from the injured list in late June, Holaday has predictably collected dust as the Marlins' clear No. 2 catcher. Holaday will be making just his fourth start since the All-Star break in what amounts to a routine day off for Alfaro.
Holaday is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Holaday had been operating as the Marlins' top catcher for about a week before moving back into the No. 2 role following Jorge Alfaro's (concussion) return from the 7-day injured list Friday. With Alfaro slated to see the bulk of the duties behind the dish moving forward, Holaday likely won't be in line for much more than one or two starts per week.
Holaday is out of the lineup Saturday against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
With Jorge Alfaro (concussion) joining Chad Wallach (concussion) on the injured list Friday, Holaday suddenly finds himself as the top healthy option on the depth chart at catcher. Though he'll rest Saturday in favor of Wilkin Castillo, Holaday should see the bulk of the action behind the plate until Alfaro is cleared to return from the IL. A career .235/.281/.329 hitter at the big-league level, the 31-year-old Holaday won't warrant much attention for fantasy purposes.
Holaday went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies.
Holaday got the Marlins on the board with a solo blast in the second inning, and it ended up being a key run for his squad in a 2-1 victory. The 31-year-old catcher has seen limited action this season, but he's 7-for-27 with two homers and six RBI over 11 contests and is in line for increased playing time with Jorge Alfaro (concussion) sidelined.
Holaday went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Padres.
The veteran backup catcher made his first big-league hit of the season count, as he took Adam Warren deep in the sixth inning. He could be in line for a short-term boost in playing time with Jose Alfaro (jaw) having taken a foul tip off his mask Friday and Chad Wallach (concussion) on the IL, but Holaday's career .232/.274/.322 slash line in the majors is not fantasy friendly.
Holaday had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans by the Marlins on Friday, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.
Holaday opted out of his minor-league deal with the Marlins in late March after losing out on the backup catching job to Chad Wallach, but ultimately decided to stay in the organization and reported to Triple-A. The 31-year-old struggled in Miami last season with a .519 OPS in 166 plate appearances.
Holaday opted out of his minor-league deal with the Marlins on Saturday and has 48 hours to decide whether to remain with the organization, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Holaday was battling for the No. 2 job at catcher this spring but the Marlins elected to stick with Chad Wallach behind starter Jorge Alfaro. Holaday now has the opportunity to feel out his opportunities elsewhere, or he can remains with the Marlins and head to Triple-A.
Holaday went 1-for-1 with a walk in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, and is now 6-for-13 (.462) to begin the spring.
The veteran backup catcher is back with Miami after slashing .205/.261/.258 through 166 plate appearances in 2018, and his track record makes it clear those early spring numbers are a mirage. Holaday entered camp competing with Chad Wallach (quad) for the No. 2 job behind the plate, but with Jorge Alfaro also dealing with a knee injury, Holaday's path to a spot on the 25-man roster is looking a little clearer.
Holaday agreed to a minor-league deal that includes a spring training invite with the Marlins on Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Holaday will be back in Miami after serving as a backup to J.T. Realmuto at the catching position last season. Across 61 games, he hit just .205/.261/.258 with one home run and 16 RBI, but his 44.7 percent caught stealing rate was best among National League backstops. He will battle for a spot on the Opening Day roster this spring.
Holaday elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster Saturday, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.
The 30-year-old will weigh offers on the open market after slashing .205/.261/.258 across his 166 plate appearances with the Marlins in 2018. It's still possible that Holaday will re-sign with Miami this winter, but whether that happens or he heads elsewhere, the journeyman catcher will most likely have to settle for a minor-league deal.
Holaday was cast off the Marlins' 40-man roster Saturday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Holaday was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans after playing in 61 games for Miami this season. During those contests, he slashed just .205/.261/.258 with one home run and 16 RBI but threw out an excellent 17 of 38 runners at the catching position.
Holaday entered Sunday's win over the Nationals in the top of the ninth inning as a pinch hitter and stayed in the game to catch, going 0-for-1 and leaving two men on base.
With J.T. Realmuto healthy, Holaday is only starting about one game a week, but Marlins manager Don Mattingly's willingness to shift Realmuto to first base is allowing Holaday to see more action as part of double switches than a typical NL backup catcher. The veteran's .423 OPS on the season doesn't make him worthy of fantasy consideration in any format even with the additional handful of at-bats, though.
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