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Tigers trade catcher Bryan Holaday to Rangers for pair of minor leaguers

Backup catcher Bryan Holaday has been traded to the Texas Rangers, according to sources.

In return, the Tigers receive RHP Miles Jaye and catcher Bobby Wilson.

Wilson has seen playing time in the big leagues in seven seasons, with four different teams (Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimArizona DiamondbacksTampa Bay Rays, and Texas). He has a career average of .204, with nine home runs and 51 RBI’s.

Jaye, 24, has not yet seen any time above AA. Last season, in the Chicago White Sox organization, he posted a 12-9 record in 26 starts, with a 3.29 ERA.

Holaday has had a strong spring. His .438 average with four home runs and 12 RBI’s rose his stock, even forcing the question if he would make the team out of spring and force Detroit to make a decision on Jarrod Saltalamacchia. In his four-year career, Holaday has a .251 average, with three home runs and 30 RBI’s in 108 games.

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