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Top Tyler Holton News

  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Handles bulk role

    Holton allowed a run on two hits and struck out two without walking a batter over 3.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Alex Faedo (finger) was initially lined up for bulk innings Tuesday, but he was placed on the injured list. Holton did a decent job in his longest outing of the season, limiting the damage to J.D. Martinez's fourth-inning solo home run. Holton has pitched well this year with a 2.13 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 70:17 K:BB through 80.1 innings over 55 appearances (one start). He could continue to be an option as a bulk reliever over the final two weeks of the season.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Notches first save

    Holton picked up the save in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Pirates by striking out the only batter he faced.

    Holton entered the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Pirates tried to mount a late comeback, down three with the bases loaded. After getting down to a full count, the lefty then managed to strike out Ke'Bryan Hayes looking on a changeup to slam the door on Pittsburgh and record his first save of the season. It was a nice bounceback effort for Holton after blowing a save in his last appearance, and he's now recorded at least one strikeout in four straight outings.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Opening Thursday's game

    Holton will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher for Thursday's game in Philadelphia, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Reese Olson had been on tap to start Wednesday before the game was postponed due to air quality conditions. The Tigers haven't indicated that Olson won't pitch Thursday, so it's possible that he or Garrett Hill will function as a bulk reliever. The 26-year-old Holton has yet to make an MLB start, and he was used exclusively in relief over 21 appearances between the Tigers and Triple-A this season. He hasn't covered more than three innings in any of those outings, so Holton seems unlikely to work deep enough into his start Thursday to qualify for a win before he turns the game over to the bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Delivers two scoreless innings

    Holton allowed two hits while striking out two over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Phillies.

    Horton has been solid of late for the Tigers, pitching to a 1.76 ERA over his last eight appearances (15.1 innings). The rookie left-hander lowered his ERA to 2.32 with a 0.94 WHIP and 23:8 K:BB through 31 innings this season while earning more high-leverage work in Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Recalled from Triple-A

    Holton was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Toledo.

    Holton will join the Tigers' bullpen ahead of Saturday's game against the Giants. He figures to operate in middle relief. He's struggled through 7.2 innings with Toledo so far, allowing four home runs and posting a 7:3 K:BB.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Will miss out on Opening Day roster

    The Tigers will option Holton to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Holton appeared to be in decent standing for a bullpen spot throughout most of camp, but he'll end up beginning the season in the minors with the Tigers opting to include non-roster invitees Trey Wingenter and Chasen Shreve in the Opening Day bullpen. The 26-year-old southpaw should be Detroit's top choice for a call-up if the team requires an extra lefty arm out of the bullpen at any point this season.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Roster spot looks more secure

    With Will Vest optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday, Holton seems to stand a better chance of making Detroit's Opening Day roster.

    Vest pitched in 59 games for the Tigers last season, but he'll begin the year with the Mud Hens, which could open up a spot in the majors for Holton. The lefty appeared in 10 games with Arizona in 2022, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across nine innings. He'll likely be a low-leverage option at best, though he could be useful against left-handed hitters.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Holton: Claimed by Detroit

    The Tigers claimed Holton off waivers from Arizona on Friday

    After being DFA'd by Arizona to free a spot for Andrew Chafin, Holton will now compete for a spot in the Tigers' bullpen. The 26-year-old lefty made 10 appearances for the D-backs last season, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through nine frames. Casey Mize (elbow/back) was placed on the 60-day IL to make room for Holton on the 40-man roster.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Removed from 40-man roster

    Holton was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    As a result of the team officially signing Andrew Chafin, Holton was removed from the 40-man roster. The left-hander will now either get claimed by another team, be released outright or remain with Triple-A Reno, the last of which seems the most likely. Overall, Holton appeared in 10 games with the Diamondbacks in 2022, allowing three runs over nine innings while recording six strikeouts.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Optioned to Triple-A

    Holton was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    He was recalled Wednesday and never got into a game before being sent back to Triple-A. Holton has a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and six strikeouts in nine innings over 10 MLB appearances.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Back in majors

    Holton was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.

    The 26-year-old was sent to Reno in late August but will rejoin the big club Wednesday with Ryne Nelson (shoulder) headed to the injured list. Holton has pitched in 10 games for Arizona this year and has allowed three earned runs with a 6:2 K:BB over nine innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Heads to minors

    Holton was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Monday.

    Holton was called up by the Diamondbacks at the end of July and posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in six innings over eight relief appearances during his month in the major-league bullpen. However, he'll lose his spot on the active roster after Caleb Smith (finger) was reinstated from the injured list.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Recalled Saturday

    Holton was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

    Holton has spent most of the season in Reno and has recorded a 3.29 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 27.1 innings over 18 relief appearances in the minors. The southpaw should pitch mainly in low-leverage situations but will be able to handle multi-inning outings if needed.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Optioned to Triple-A

    Holton was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

    Holton tossed two scoreless innings as a reliever against the Dodgers on Friday, but he'll head back to the minors a day later. Kyle Nelson was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list as part of a corresponding move.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Back with big club

    Holton was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Holton had his contract selected by Arizona in late April, and he was sent back to Reno a day later after delivering a scoreless frame in his major-league debut. The left-hander has struggled early in the season at Triple-A this year with a 5.65 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 14:9 K:BB across 14.1 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Sent back to Triple-A

    Holton was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

    Holton had his contract selected earlier in the day but didn't even last a full 24 hours on the major-league roster. He did get to make his big-league debut, striking out one batter while allowing two hits in a scoreless inning of relief against the Cardinals.

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  • Diamondbacks' Tyler Holton: Contract selected by Diamondbacks

    Holton's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

    Holton began the year at Triple-A Reno and posted a 6.75 ERA and 2.13 WHIP in eight innings over five relief appearances. He'll be available to make his major-league debut out of the bullpen after J.B. Wendelken (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list and Tyler Gilbert was optioned to Reno. However, it seems unlikely that Holton will pitch in high-leverage situations.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Tallahassee, FL
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L