Rangers Acquire Dallas Native Holaday in Trade with Tigers

Holaday played college baseball at TCU

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The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Bryan Holaday in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.

Holaday hit .281 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 24 games with Detroit last season. The North Texas native played college ball at Texas Christian University.

Detroit received minor league right-hander Myles Jaye and catcher Bobby Wilson in Tuesday's deal.

Wilson played for Tampa Bay and Texas last season, batting .189 with a homer and 14 RBIs in 56 games.

The Rangers said Holaday will join the team on Friday. Holaday, who made his major league debut with Detroit in 2012, is a .251 hitter with three homers and 30 RBIs in 108 career games.

He earned all-Mountain West Conference honors over his last three collegiate seasons at TCU, where he batted .355 his senior year and won the 2010 Johnny Bench Award, given to the top collegiate catcher.

Holaday was born in Dallas and attended W.T. White High School.

Texas also designated left-hander Sam Freeman for assignment.

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