O’s sign veteran catcher Bryan Holaday to minors deal

The Baltimore Orioles have signed veteran catcher, Bryan Holaday, to a minor league deal, the team announced Monday morning.

Holaday, 32, slashed .278/.344/.435 in 43 games with the Miami Marlins last season, posting four home runs and 12 RBI as the backup backstop.

Holaday was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Texas Christian University.

Mike Elias made it known that he wanted a fourth catcher, preferably a veteran, heading into spring training. The team was linked to a reunion with former Oriole Caleb Joseph before this signing.

Holaday will fight for a roster spot in spring training, but will most likely begin the year in Triple-A Norfolk.

Welcome to Birdland, Bryan!

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