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Brad Holman

BIG YEAR IN THE BULLPEN: The 49-year-old Holman is in his second year on a big league staff after he was promoted to major league bullpen coach on Nov. 5, 2015…in his first season in 2016, relievers matched an MLB record with 41 wins and set a club record with an MLB-best 56 saves…prior to his promotion, Holman spent seven seasons as a pitching coach in the Rangers system…was selected co-recipient of the Bobby Jones Player Development Man of the Year Award after the 2013 campaign.

MINORS COACHING CAREER: Has spent the last seven seasons (2009-15) as a pitching coach at three different affiliates in the Texas system: Triple-A Round Rock (2013-15), Class A Myrtle Beach (2011-12), and Class A Hickory (2009-10)...in both seasons at Myrtle Beach, the Pelicans had the lowest ERA in the Carolina League...spent 2008 in the Pittsburgh system at Double-A Altoona, a year in which Jeff Banister was Minor League field coordinator for the Pirates...began his coaching career with six seasons in the Seattle organization (2002-07), working as pitching coach at Class A Wisconsin (2002-05), as well as Double-A San Antonio (2006) and West Tenn (2007).

PLAYING CAREER: The former right-handed pitcher played professionally from 1990-96 in the Kansas City (1990), Seattle (1991-95), Colorado (1995), and Baltimore (1995) organizations, finishing his career with three starts for the independent league Amarillo Dillas in 1996...saw his only Major League action with the Mariners in 1993, going 1-3 with three saves and a 3.72 ERA (15 ER/36.1 IP) in 19 relief appearances over two stints...his MLB debut with the M's came on 7/4/93 against Boston at the Kingdome...his teammates on the '93 M's included Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey Jr., as well as former Rangers Omar Vizquel and Pete O'Brien...faced eight different members of the Hall of Fame, with that group going a combined 2-for-10...struck in forehead by Mario Diaz line drive on 8/8/93 at TEX, leading to DL stint...on 9/1/93 vs. DET, stranded two runners by whiffing Cecil Fielder, Alan Trammell, and Mickey Tettleton in succession to to end the eighth inning...lone ML win was 9/7/93 at Camden Yards...in his outing on 9/20/93 vs. Texas in Seattle, permitted a game-winning solo HR to Rafael Palmeiro in the 10th inning, the only HR allowed in his big league career.

PERSONAL: Bradley Thomas Holman...he and wife Stephanie have two daughters, Jessi (7/3/95) and Tiffani (11/22/97)...his brother, Brian, pitched in the majors with Montreal (1988-89) and Seattle (1989-1991)...attended Auburn University at Montgomery (AL) from 1986-89 and was originally selected by the Royals in the 35th round of the 1990 June draft...is a 1986 graduate of Wichita (KS) North High School, in the same class as Barry Sanders at the school, and still resides in his native Wichita...following retirement from his playing career, he worked as a mechanic for Boeing Aircraft from 1996-2001.