Holloway (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings, earning the win over Arizona on Wednesday.
Holloway was the second pitcher to take the mound for Miami, and he performed well during his three-inning appearance. He logged 61 pitches (36 strikes). The 24-year-old has mainly worked in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen -- he's pitched at least two innings in four of his five appearances. For the year, he has yet to allow a run while notching a 10:3 K:BB across 10 innings.
Holloway was recalled by the Marlins on Thursday.
Holloway is set for his second stint with the big-league club this season. To this point, he's thrown two innings and struck out three without allowing a hit or a run. He should serve as bullpen depth for Miami.
Holloway was optioned to the Marlins' alternate site Tuesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Holloway spent just one day on the big-league roster, but it was a good one, as he struck out three batters in two scoreless innings of relief. He's been promoted temporarily to fill the spot left vacant by Garrett Cooper, who was on the COVID-19 injured list due to his reaction to the coronavirus vaccine. Cooper is back with the team Tuesday, so Holloway will head back to the minors.
Holloway was called up by the Marlins on Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Holloway's stay on the big-league roster may be temporary, as Garrett Cooper landed on the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move for what is expected to be a very brief absence due to symptoms that followed his vaccination. Holloway made a very brief big-league debut last season, recording a single out, but has otherwise not pitched above the High-A level.
The Marlins optioned Holloway to Double-A Pensacola on Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 24-year-old was aiming to secure a spot in Miami's Opening Day bullpen for the second straight season after he surprising broke summer camp with the big club in 2020. He ended up making just one appearance for the Marlins, spending most of the season on the 10-day injured list due to unspecified issue likely related to COVID-19. Due to the time Holloway missed, the Marlins likely want him to pick up some consistent innings in the minors, so he could rank near the top of the list for a call-up if he quickly finds success at Pensacola.
Holloway (undisclosed) is scheduled to pitch one inning in relief in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Holloway finished the 2020 season on the injured list with an unspecified issue that was most likely a positive COVID-19 test. Though Holloway wasn't believed to have faced any limitations entering the spring, the Marlins have been having the 24-year-old right-hander build up slowly. After checking out fine in his recent side sessions and live batting practice sessions, he'll get the chance to appear in his first competitive game since last July.
Holloway was placed on the 10-day injured list for an undisclosed reason Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins didn't provide a reason for the transaction, and it's unclear whether Holloway's absence is related to the team's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The right-hander made his major-league debut Sunday against the Phillies, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk while recording one out in relief. Pitchers James Hoyt and Brian Moran were added in corresponding moves.
Holloway has made a strong impression in summer camp and could be in line to make his big-league debut this season out of the bullpen, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. "What he's done in a couple of outings here has been pleasantly surprising and has put him kind of in the mix," Marlins pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. said on a Zoom call Friday. "We have to stay open-minded. We're going to be able to expand our roster, and there are going to be some guys that are given an opportunity that maybe in a regular season wouldn't have been given that opportunity."
The 24-year-old has hit triple digits with his fastball, and Thursday he struck out Monte Harrison and Lewin Diaz in an intrasquad scrimmage during one inning of work. Holloway has top-shelf stuff, but his ability to control it remains a question mark after he walked 66 batters in 95 innings for High-A Jupiter in 2019. If he's able to find the strike zone more often this year, he could quickly force his way onto the big-league staff.
The Marlins optioned Holloway to Double-A Jacksonville on March 6.
Holloway will head to the Southern League for the first time after spending the 2019 campaign exclusively with High-A Jupiter. He submitted a passable 4.45 ERA in 95 innings with Jupiter last season, but he may need to bring down his bloated 15.6 percent walk rate if he hopes to keep himself on the 40-man roster beyond 2020.
Holloway scattered three hits and a walk over five scoreless innings while striking out a career-high 11 for High-A Jupiter on Sunday.
The 22-year-old right-hander has been overmatching Florida State League hitters with his big fastball -- when he's able to get it over the plate, that is. Holloway now has a 1.50 ERA and 39:22 K:BB through 30 innings, and he hasn't allowed a run in his last three starts (15.1 IP). This is his first full season back on the mound after Tommy John surgery in 2017, so some control issues aren't a huge surprise, and if he can tighten things up a promotion to Double-A later in the year could be in the cards.
Holloway was optioned to High-A Jupiter, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Holloway is one of several Marlins hurlers in the minors with a monster fastball and a lot of things to work on. He had Tommy John surgery in 2017 and returned late in the 2018 season, so this will be his first full season back from the procedure.
Holloway touched 98 mph with his fastball during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
While the actual results in the box score weren't impressive -- the right-hander allowed four runs in 1.1 innings -- Holloway's velocity turned plenty of heads. A 20th-round pick in 2014 out of high school who got an over-slot bonus, the 22-year-old has been brought back slowly by the Marlins after Tommy John surgery in 2017, but he seems ready to show what he's capable of. An assignment to High-A Jupiter to begin the season is likely, but he could advance quickly in a system starved for impact talent.
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