Free agent reliever Greg Holland is coming off Tommy John surgery but the former All-Star has generated a lot of interest this offseason.
Virtually every team could be a fit for Holland but teams such as Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and several others have expressed interest. Now, a new team has joined the fray.
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich told MLB.com’s Thomas Harding that there's no significant change in the team's interest on Holland.
"Nothing to comment on there," Bridich said. "We have checked in, like most teams, I imagine."
However, Drew Creasman of BSNDenver.com cited an anonymous source claiming that Colorado extended a two-year offer to Holland. The 31-year-old has not pitched since 2015 when he saved 32 games and posted a 3.83 ERA in 48 games for the Royals. He went underwent the surgery in October of that year and has not pitched since.
The Rockies have been active in the free agent market; they recently signed left-handed reliever Mike Dunn to a three-year, $19 million pact and outfielder/infielder Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million deal.
From 2011 through 2014, Holland compiled an outstanding 1.86 ERA with 12.6 K/9 over 256 1/3 innings. From 2013 through 2015, he totaled 125 saves.
It's been reported that any team to offer a multi-year deal or the opportunity to be the closer would have a leg up on signing Holland.
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