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.
Holder was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
The right-hander was blown up for five earned runs while failing to record an out in his relief appearance Monday against the Blue Jays, prompting the Yankees to send him down to the minors after the game. He's struggled for most of his 35.2 innings at the big-league level so far this season, posting a 6.81 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.
Holder has a 5.19 ERA and a blown save in his first five appearances this season.
Holder had a good season last year, with a 3.14 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 66 relief innings with New York, but he's given up five earned runs on nine hits in five games to start his 2019. His 1.15 WHIP and his 9:1 K:BB are still solid, but Holder wouldn't carry much value even if he does turn around the ERA, as he's currently deep down the pecking order in the Yankees' bullpen.
Holder will serve as the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Rays.
The Yankees are set to treat Monday's series opener as a bullpen game, with Holder likely pitching one or two innings before exiting. The right-hander owns a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 58:16 K:BB through 63.2 innings of relief this season.
Holder was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Holder has appeared in three games for the Yankees this season, posting a 20.25 ERA and 3.00 WHIP over 2.2 innings of relief. After a rough outing with the Triple-A squad following his demotion last week, the right-hander has settled down and tossed four scoreless innings for the RailRiders and will likely take the place of another reliever on the Yankees' 25-man roster. Expect to see him serve out of low-leverage situations while in the big leagues.
Holder was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
The Yankees suffered several injuries in Friday's game, so reinforcements were needed from Triple-A and Holder was deemed expendable. He should be summoned back to the big leagues at some point when the Yankees need a fresh bullpen arm.
Holder appears to have secured a spot on the Yankees' Opening Day roster, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The Yankees' plans for Holder could change if first baseman Greg Bird (foot) is forced to open the season on the disabled list, but for the time being, the right-hander looks to be part of New York's eight-man bullpen. With a dominant closer in Aroldis Chapman and elite crew of setup men that includes Dellin Betances, Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson, it's difficult to imagine Holder seeing much high-leverage work this season.
Holder was called up by the Yankees prior to the Saturday's game against Baltimore.
Holder was sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the acquisition of a couple pitchers at the trade deadline after appearing in 34 games for New York out of the bullpen in the first four months of the 2017 season. Over that span, the right-hander accumulated a 3.58 ERA and 1.33 WHIP and continued his success at the Triple-A level during the last six weeks. Holder figures to add depth out of the bullpen moving forward.
Holder was optioned to Triple-A Scranton after Monday night's game, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.
With the Yankees bringing on Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia at the trade deadline, they needed to make space on the 25-man roster. Holder owned a solid 3.58 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 37.2 innings, but since he has options remaining, he was the most expendable member of the New York bullpen. Expect him back when rosters expand in September, if not earlier.
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