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Rangers acquire Bryan Holaday from Tigers

The catcher will make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

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The Rangers have acquired catcher Bryan Holaday from the Tigers in exchange for right-hander Myles Jaye and catcher Bobby Wilson, according to a team announcement.

Holaday, 28, is a Dallas native and attended TCU, so his move to the Rangers will be a homecoming. Detroit was known to be looking to move him after deciding on James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia as its two Opening Day catchers.

Holaday will likely back up Robinson Chirinos for the Rangers, who also have Chris Gimenez and Mike McKenry in the mix behind the plate. Texas has been looking for catching help all winter, and has most recently been connected to Brewers veteran Jonathan Lucroy in trade rumors.

Holaday has appeared in 108 games over the last four seasons for the Tigers, hitting .251/.283/.340 with 3 home runs in that span.

Jaye, 24, will head to Triple-A and provide some rotation depth for the Tigers. The former 17th-round pick spent last year with the White Sox Double-A affiliate, posting a 12-9 record and 3.29 ERA in 26 starts and is not considered a prospect.

Wilson, 32, is a 7-year major-leaguer who will provide non-roster depth behind McCann and Saltalamacchia for the Tigers. He appeared in the majors with the Rays and Rangers last year.