Reports: Pirates sign LHP Holland to minor league deal

Field Level Media

January 31, 2020 at 8:46 pm.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left-handed pitcher Derek Holland to a minor league deal, according to multiple reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

Last season, Holland, 33, compiled a 2-5 record with a 6.08 ERA in 84 1/3 innings over 51 appearances, pitching in relief and as a starter for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.

A 25th-round selection by the Rangers in the 2006 MLB Draft, he played in Texas from 2009-16 and also had stints with the Chicago White Sox (2017) and the Giants (2018-19) before being acquired last July by the Cubs for cash considerations.

In 2018 with the Giants, he had a 7-9 record to go with 169 strikeouts and a 3.57 ERA over 171 1/3 innings.

Holland is 78-78 with a 4.54 ERA in 295 career appearances (222 starts).