Tigers ink former catcher Bryan Holaday to minor league deal; will report to Toledo

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros
Mar 11, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (50) rounds third base in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Tigers announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms with former Tiger backstop Bryan Holaday on a minor league pact.

The former Tiger Holaday was traded around this time last season just before Opening Day to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers. He played in 44 games with both Texas and the Boston Red Sox, hitting .231 over those games. He also found himself logging some innings defensively at third base, left field and even pitching last year.

Holaday spent parts of four seasons (2012-15) in a Tigers uniform, where in 108 career games he posted a career .251/.283/.340 slash line with three homers and 30 RBI.

Holaday will report to Triple-A Toledo, where he will likely share the catching duties with fellow minor league veteran John Hicks and possibly Miguel Gonzalez as well, both of whom were cut and reassigned to minor league camp this spring.