Over his last 13 appearances, the 26-year-old has allowed 13 earned runs over just 5 1/3 innings pitched. During Monday night’s contest, Holder couldn’t record an out, allowing five earned runs and two home runs prior to being removed from the game.
After last night’s game, Holder met with the media to discuss his recent struggles:
The organization is hopeful that Holder can use this minor league stint to get back on track. This approached worked recently for reliever Chad Green, who was also struggling mightily when the Yankees decided to option him to Triple-A. After working on some things in the minor leagues, Green has returned to the Bronx and has looked rather effective ever since.
With the team’s upcoming schedule (including a trip to London), it should be no surprise that the Yankees decided to option Holder to Triple-A. The organization is hopeful that he can eventually figure his struggles out and rejoin the big league club at some point in the near future.
In a corresponding move to replace Holder on the 25-man roster, the Yankees recalled left-hander Stephen Tarpley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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