Steve Holm

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Steve Holm
Catcher
Born: ( 1979-10-21) October 21, 1979 (age 34)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2008 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 2011 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Stephen Robert Holm (born October 21, 1979 in Sacramento, California) is a former American professional baseball catcher.

Amateur career[edit]

Holm attended Sacramento's McClatchy High School, where he played shortstop. He earned 3rd Team All-American honors as a shortstop for Oral Roberts University in 2000.

Professional career[edit]

San Franscico Giants[edit]

Holm was drafted by the Giants in the 17th round in 2001. He beat Eliezer Alfonzo and Guillermo Rodríguez to earn a position on the major-league roster in 2008 spring training, but got sent down for Eliezer Alfonzo on July 1, 2008. He got re-called on July 23, 2008.[1]

After playing for a short period of time on the Giants in 2009, he was sent back to Triple-A Fresno. Eli Whiteside then became the back-up catcher when Holm was unable to be re-called. Holm was designated for assignment to clear room for Matt Downs on June 16.[2]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

In December 2010, Holm signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.

On April 14, 2011, Holm was called up to the major leagues during a Joe Mauer injury. After being sent down, he was designated for assignment on May 15.[3] After the 2011 season, he elected for free agency.[4]

Rockies and Marlins[edit]

Holm signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on February 9, 2012. He was released on March 31.

On May 3, 2012, Holm signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins. However, on July 5, he was released, after hitting .135 in Triple-A.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Shea (2008-03-31). "Meet, greet, know Giants Unfamiliar faces in 2008". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  2. ^ Haft, Chris (June 16, 2009). "Giants option Burriss, call up Downs". Giants.MLB.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Twins place Jose Mijares on Disabled List, option Jim Hoey to Triple-A Rochester
  4. ^ Axisa, Mike. "22 Triple-A Players Elect Free Agency". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 

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