Rockies agree to a deal with veteran reliever Greg Holland, pending physical

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Wednesday that the Rockies are nearing a deal with free agent reliever Greg Holland.

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Greg Holland, right, is reportedly nearing a deal with the Rockies. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Greg Holland, right, is reportedly nearing a deal with the Rockies. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

The Colorado Rockies have had a busy offseason, and it doesn’t look like they’re done making moves quite yet. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported Wednesday that the Rockies and free agent reliever Greg Holland have agreed to a one-year deal with an option for a second year, pending a physical.

Holland will reportedly earn $7 million in 2017, with the chance to make more depending on how he performs and what his role is.

Holland last pitched in 2015. He missed the entire 2016 season while still recovering from Tommy John surgery. A two-time All-Star, Holland has spent every season of his career with the Kansas City Royals since debuting in 2010. He has a career 2.42 ERA and 145 saves in 319 2/3 innings pitched.

Holland reportedly threw for teams at the GM meetings in November. He “got mixed reviews throwing at about 75 percent,” according to The Boston Globe.

Colorado already inked free agents Ian Desmond and Mike Dunn this offseason. Desmond got $70 million across five years, while Dunn received a three-year deal worth $19 million.

If Holland and the Rockies are able to complete a deal, he will join a bullpen that had the worst ERA in baseball (5.13) a season ago.

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