Cardinals, Greg Holland agree on 1-year deal

Cardinals, Greg Holland agree on 1-year deal

Holland, 32, had a solid season with the Rockies a year ago, saving a league-high 41 games with a 3.61 ERA and a 70/26 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. The deal is pending a physical, of course, but when it's complete it will be for $14 million.

As the Rockies' closer, Holland came roaring back, racking up 41 saves last season to help the team make it to the post-season for the first time since 2009. Before long, Holland should take over the closer's role with projected Cards closer Luke Gregerson (hamstring) on the disabled list.

More news: Karnataka polls: BJP, Congress accuse each other of poll code violation
More news: French march against anti-Semitism after elderly woman's death
More news: West Ham ramp up security for Southampton clash

Gregerson, signed in the offseason to an $11 million, two-year contract, saved 31 games for Houston in 2015 and 15 more the next season.

Before joining the Rockies, Holland was one of the best closers in the game with the Kansas City Royals. Injuries prevented him from pitching that October and he spent all of 2016 recovering from Tommy John surgery. He said then that he didn't intend to offend then-Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish when he pulled on the corners of his eyes after homering against the pitcher from Japan. Mark Saxon of The Athletic added that the contract is pending a physical. Holland should slot in nicely as the team's closer, and he'll get the chance to reset his value for the winter. Holland has remained available after turning down the Rockies' $17.4 million qualifying offer in November. The Phillies will go with four starters until Arrieta is ready to pitch. But, he does get to potentially pick on the Pirates and Reds a lot this season.

Related Articles

  • Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar takes on CJI Dipak Misra, again

    Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar takes on CJI Dipak Misra, again

    In all, the collegium had received seven names for appointment as judges to Calcutta High Court and cleared five of them. The central government has been sitting on two names for the apex court since January.

    French leader promises to support SDF in Syria

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, describing Macron's move as "nothing but a hostile expression against Turkey". The Kurdish-Arab town is under threat of a Turkish military operation that has already complicated the war in Syria.
    Taylor Swift Gets Up Close & Personal in 'Delicate' Vertical Video

    Taylor Swift Gets Up Close & Personal in 'Delicate' Vertical Video

    Swift has previously talked about wearing a necklace with his initials on it in the lyrics for her song "Call It What You Want". After years of withholding her music from their services, Taylor Swift has repaired her rocky relationship with Spotify .
  • San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder - 5 Talking Points

    San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder - 5 Talking Points

    Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. sustained a sprained right ankle early in the third quarter and did not return. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 of his 25 points in the first half to help in post a victory over host Sacramento.
    Benjamin Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection

    Benjamin Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection

    This is around the same number of Jews living between the Jordan Valley and Mediterranean, according to the CBS. Netanyahu had previously canceled several events after he suffered a throat infection roughly two weeks back.
    Alleged Russian hacker Nikulin extradited to US

    Alleged Russian hacker Nikulin extradited to US

    Ryan, the speaker of the House, argued that "we have every reason to believe and expect that Mr. It requested Nikulin's extradition shortly after his arrest and the USA extradition request.
  • Vikings Sign Kendall Wright, Who Led Chicago Bears In Receiving

    Vikings Sign Kendall Wright, Who Led Chicago Bears In Receiving

    Wright is still just 28 years old and familiar with the NFC North after playing the 2017 campaign in the Windy City. Perhaps DeFilippo is looking to run an offense that features quicker and more elusive receivers next season.
    Sushil Kumar's included in entry list on Commonwealth Games website

    Sushil Kumar's included in entry list on Commonwealth Games website

    The Doncaster-born 34-year-old previously represented England at Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010 and Glasgow four years ago. She however said they were now not experiencing any major setbacks since all athletes were training.
    Cardi B Warns a Cheater to 'Be Careful' on New Single

    Cardi B Warns a Cheater to 'Be Careful' on New Single

    The song reveals a softer sound and takes a dip into the deep end, referencing her relationship with Migos member Offset . It also makes the exasperation she conveys in the song all the more sympathetic.
  • Kenyan police detain opposition politician at airport

    Kenyan police detain opposition politician at airport

    Mr Odinga lost an election vote in August a year ago , which was later annulled over "irregularities". The repeat election had a low turnout as Odinga boycotted it, citing a lack of electoral reforms.
    Netflix hiring binge-watchers to rate shows and movies

    Netflix hiring binge-watchers to rate shows and movies

    Ing Groep Nv stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). (NYSE:V) for 144,041 shares. Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 3.66-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.23-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
    Isner ends Del Potro streak in Miami semi-finals

    Isner ends Del Potro streak in Miami semi-finals

    Still, del Potro - the world's sixth-ranked player - tried to fight back after Isner dominated the first set in 27 minutes. John Isner hits a 117mph victor during his semi-final match against Juan Martin Del Potro in the Miami Open.