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- How much money does Clay earn?
- What is Clay’s net worth?
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Who is Clay Holmes?
Clayton Walter Holmes abbreviated as Clay Holmes is a professional American eminent baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of the MLB (Major League Baseball). Thus he made his MLB debit in 2018 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was traded to New York during the 2021 season.
How Old Is Clay Holmes?
He is 29 years old as of June 2022, having been born on March 27, 1993, in Dothan, Alabama, U.S. Clay shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lalisa Manoban, Mariah Carey, CookieSwirlC, Amelie Zilber, Jesser, and many more.
Clay Holmes Family
Who are Clay Holmes’s Parents?
He was born to Olivier Wendell (Father) a church pastor and Teresa (Mother) worked as a school counselor.
Does Clay Holmes have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Clay Holmes Education
He received his high school education at Slocomb High School.
Clay Holmes Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Ashlyn Walter.
Clay Holmes Kids
He does not have any kids currently. In case of new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Clay Holmes Career
A Career with the Pittsburgh Pirates
He was drafted in the 9th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Slocomb High School in Slocomb, Alabama. Thus he signed with the Pirates receiving a $1.2 million signing bonus, forgoing his commitment to play college baseball at Auburn University. He thus made his professional debut in 2012 with the State College Spikes where he spent the whole season there going 5-3 with a 2.28 ERA in 13 starts. In 2013, he spent with the West Virginia Power where he was 5-6 with a 4.08 ERA in 26 games (25 starts).
In 2014, he underwent Tommy John surgery and thus missed the season. He made his return in 2015 where he made three rehab starts with the Gulf Coast League Pirates before being assigned to the Bradenton Marauders. For Bradenton, he played six starts where he struck out 16 batters in 23 innings and compiled a 2.74 ERA. Moreover, he spent the 2016 season with the Altoona Curve where he compiled a 10-9 record with a 4.22 ERA in 26 starts. After the 2016 season, the Pirates added Clay to their 40-man roster. In the addition, he pitched for the Indianapolis Indians where he was 10-5 with a 3.36 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) in 2017.
He went on to begin the 2018 season with the Indians. On April 1, he was called up by the Pirates as the 26th man for their doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. However, he did not make an appearance and was thus optioned back to Indianapolis before being recalled once again on April 2. On April 6, he made his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds where he pitched two innings in which he gave up one run on two hits while striking out two and walking none. On April 13, he was optioned back to Indianapolis. In 2019, for the Pirates, he registered a 5.58 ERA with 10.1 K/9 in 50 innings out of the bullpen.
For the Pirates, he appeared in one game in 2020 where he pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in the season opener before he was placed on the injured list on July 28 because of a right forearm strain and missed the remainder of the season. Clay was non-tendered by the Pirates in December and on December 4, he re-signed with them on a major league contract. On April 1, 2021, he was selected to the 40-man roster. Overall, he made 44 appearances for the Pirates where he pitched to a 4.93 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 42 innings.
A Career with the New York Yankees
The Pirates traded Clay to the New York Yankees on July 26, 2021, in exchange for Diego Castillo and Holy Park. He made his debut with the Yankees against the Tampa Bay Rays shutting down the batters in order. With his new team, he posted a 1.61 ERA, 34 strikeouts, and 0.79 WHIP in 28 innings. Overall, he finished the season with the Yankees with an ERA of 3.60, and a WHIP of 1.17 while striking out 78 batters in 70 innings.
In the month of May, he was named American League Reliever of the month. This was because of allowing no runs in 12 appearances. In May 2022, he became the team’s closer when Aroldis Chapman went on the injured list. On June 18, he notched his 29th consecutive game without scoring a run. Thus setting a new Yankees franchise record for consecutive scoreless appearances. Moreover, this broke Mariano Rivera’s record in 1999.
Clay Holmes Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 5inches (1.96m) and a weight of 104kg (229lbs).
Clay Holmes Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $1.1 million and a net worth of $1.5 million.