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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holder managed to retire only one batter against the Blue Jays on Thursday while allowing four runs on three hits and two walks.
Holder was summoned in the ninth inning of what looked like a runaway victory but allowed Toronto to make it close by surrendering four earned runs (one of which came across after Holder departed from the contest). After retiring Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on a lineout to begin the frame, he allowed the next five runners to reach base before the Yankees called upon their closer, Aroldis Chapman, to put out the fire. While two of the hits against Holder were infield singles, he was also guilty of committing a cardinal sin of baseball by walking a pair of batters while protecting a big lead. Prior to Thursday's blowup, Holder had been quite effective this season, but the poor effort increased his ERA from 1.89 to 4.08.
Holder (shoulder) is listed as an available relief option for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Holder made his spring debut in Monday's 3-3 tie with the Pirates, working around a double to turn in a scoreless fourth inning. The fact that he's available two days later suggests that the 26-year-old righty is feeling fine after he ended the 2019 season on the 60-day injured list due to an inflamed shoulder.
Holder (shoulder) and the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $750,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
Holder struggled to a 6.31 ERA in 41.1 innings last season. He missed most of the last two months of the season with a shoulder issue.
Holder (shoulder) has improved and he may be an option if the Yankees advance to the ALCS, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
Holder was transferred to the 60-day injured Sept. 15 and is ineligible to return during the regular season. However, he could come off the IL if New York advances past the ALDS and has a need for a right-handed reliever, a situation made more feasible by Dellin Betances' season-ending Achilles injury. Holder pitched in 34 games for the Yankees this season, posting a 6.31 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 46:11 K:BB over 41.1 innings.
Holder (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list prior to Sunday's game against Toronto.
The move means that the 26-year-old will not pitch again this season. Although Holder had resumed throwing, the decision to transfer him to the 60-day IL was prompted by the Yankees' need to clear two roster spots with the activation of Dellin Betances (lat) and Jordan Montgomery (shoulder).
Holder (shoulder) has resumed throwing, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Holder has been out with shoulder inflammation since early August. His exact return timeline is not clear, but he appears to have time to get back before the end of the season.
Holder was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation.
He hasn't pitched since giving up two runs in 2.2 innings in Baltimore on Aug. 6. Stephen Tarpley was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Holder allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and two strikeouts across 2.2 innings in a no-decision while working as an opener against the Orioles on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old pitched very well in the first two innings, but then he proved why he's not yet starter material. Once Holder started going through the Orioles' order a second time, the Baltimore hitters began to string together hits and scored two runs in the third. Holder's ERA slightly increased to 6.31. He also owns a 5-2 record, 1.31 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 41.1 innings this season (34 appearances).
Holder will open Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The Yankees have yet to announce who will follow Holder, but he's expected to eat up the first inning or so before making way for a bulk reliever. He's struggled to a 6.28 ERA with 44 punchouts over 38.2 innings this season for New York.
The Yankees recalled Holder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
Holder was demoted to Triple-A on July 24, but the Yankees were able to bring him back before the minimum 10 days since fellow reliever David Hale (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday in a corresponding move. After posting a 6.63 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 36.2 innings across 32 appearances at the big-league level earlier this season, Holder's usage will likely be primarily limited to lower-leverage spots.
Holder was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Holder's latest stay with the Yankees lasted just two days. He threw a scoreless inning Monday against the Twins in his only appearance. Nestor Cortes was recalled in a corresponding move.
Holder was recalled by the Yankees on Monday.
Holder owns an ugly 6.81 ERA in 35.2 innings for the Yankees this season. Stephen Tarpley was optioned in a corresponding move.
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