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Jonathan Holder Closer to Major League after being Called up to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

The former Mississippi State closer finds himself one step closer to Yankee Stadium.

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After picking up ten saves in eleven opportunities, former Mississippi State pitcher Jonathan Holder has been promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

Holder picked up those ten saves as part of the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the Bronx Bombers.  Holder was leading the Eastern League in saves when called up.

On the season, Holder is 3-1 with the saves in 28 appearances, striking out 59 batters in 41 appearances.