The former TCU catcher will suit up for his first game as a Texas Ranger on Monday. The Rangers acquired Holaday from the Detroit Tigers on March 29.
Holaday is a product of W.T. White High School in Dallas. He played at TCU from 2008-2010 and won the Johnny Bench Award — given to the NCAA’s best Division I catcher — his senior season. He was then drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the MLB Draft.
— Bryan Holaday (@jbholaday) March 30, 2016
In 24 games with Detroit last season, Holaday hit .281 with two homers and 13 RBIs. He owns a .251 career average in 108 big league games. Holaday will be the Rangers’ No. 2 catcher behind Robinson Chirinos.
Texas will take on the Seattle Mariners for Opening Day at 3:05 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington.