Quick Hits: Braves at Tigers 3.30.15
MAR 30, 11:26a ET | FOX Sports Detroit
Rotowire: Mar 30 / 6:26a ET
News: Holaday has been optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
Impact: James McCann will win the backup catcher spot behind Alex Avila, which has been the expected outcome since the outset of spring training. Given Avila's recent concussion history, Holaday could wind up spending time as the backup on the Tigers' roster at some point this season.
Rotowire: Jan 31 / 7:36a ET
News: Holaday will compete with James McCann for the backup catcher spot during spring training, the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Considering the concussion woes of starter Alex Avila, being the second catcher for the Tigers may offer a path to substantial playing time at some point in 2015. Holaday is considered the underdog in the job battle after hitting .233/.266/.276 in 62 games last season.