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Perrotto: It’s Different for Colin Holderman This Year (+)



Colin Holderman feels like he can finally catch his breath.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired the right-handed reliever from the New York Mets in a trade last July and that started a whirlwind final two months of the season.

Though Holderman was in the big leagues as a rookie with the Mets at the time, the Pirates wanted him to acclimate to a new organization. So, they optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Holderman got called to the majors following three appearances at Indianapolis. He pitched nine times for the Pirates before landing on the injured list on Aug. 25 with a season-ending right shoulder impingement.

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