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Rays claim Wilson, BoSox claim Holaday

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Catchers Bobby Wilson and Bryan Holaday have been claimed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox, respectively

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Bobby Wilson and Bryan Holaday were designated for assignment earlier this week to make room on the 40 man roster for new additions Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress.  Both players have now been claimed, with the Tampa Bay Rays claiming Wilson, and the Boston Red Sox claiming Holaday.

The Rangers originally claimed Wilson from the Rays almost exactly a year ago, on July 31, 2015.  He was waived in November, re-signed with Texas on a minor league deal, was traded to Detroit, along with Myles Jaye, for Bryan Holaday right before spring training, and then was re-acquired in early May for Chad Bell.

Holaday, meanwhile, has reportedly been claimed by the Boston Red Sox, who currently have Sandy Leon and Ryan Hanigan as their catching tandem.  They presumably see Holaday as an upgrade over Hanigan.