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Top Derek Holland News

  • Blue Jays' Derek Holland: Joins Jays on MiLB deal

    Holland announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he agreed to a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays.

    After Toronto released another MLB veteran from the Triple-A Buffalo roster Tuesday (outfielder Dexter Fowler), the organization will bring in another player with ample MLB experience to fill his spot. Holland spent spring training with Boston before reporting to Triple-A Worcester, where he produced a 6.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP across 11.1 innings before opting out of his minor-league deal earlier this week. Holland's underwhelming numbers at Worcester means that he'll likely need a run of sustained success at Buffalo before he gets a look in the Toronto bullpen.

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  • Derek Holland: Opts out of deal with Boston

    Holland opted out of his minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Sunday and will become a free agent, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Holland's deal contained an opt-out clause that allowed him to pursue options elsewhere if he wasn't promoted to the majors by May 1. He'll now seek a minor-league deal with another organization, though the 35-year-old southpaw may not find an active market for his services after he submitted a 6.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP across 11.1 innings at Triple-A Worcester.

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  • Red Sox's Derek Holland: Reporting to Triple-A

    Holland will head to Triple-A Worcester rather than exercise his right to opt out, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Holland was allowed to head to the open market in search of a big-league opportunity elsewhere, but he'll instead remain as organizational depth for the Red Sox. The 35-year-old lefty may not have had any major-league offers had he elected free agency, as he owns a 5.98 ERA over the last three seasons.

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  • Red Sox's Derek Holland: Won't break camp in big leagues

    Holland won't make the Red Sox's Opening Day roster, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Holland was in camp as a non-roster invitee but won't convert that opportunity into a major-league deal. He has the right to opt out rather than head to the minors, but it's not yet clear whether he'll choose to do so.

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  • Red Sox's Derek Holland: Makes spring debut

    Holland struck out two over two scoreless and hitless innings in Thursday's spring training game against the Twins.

    Holland was recently signed by the Red Sox and was making his Grapefruit League debut. The 13-year veteran is attempting to win a spot in Boston's bullpen but can opt out of his deal Saturday if he's not added to the 40-man roster before then. It's an uphill battle for Holland, as Boston already has a handful of lefties slated for relief roles.

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  • Red Sox's Derek Holland: Signs minor-league deal with Boston

    Holland joined the Red Sox as a non-roster invitee Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Holland has some solid seasons on his 14-year MLB resume, but there may not be much left in the tank for the 35-year-old lefty. His 5.07 ERA in 49.2 innings for the Tigers last season was actually his best mark since 2018. If he breaks camp in the majors, it will likely be in a low-leverage relief role.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Implodes in Sunday loss

    Holland (1-2) allowed four runs (three earned) in 1.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Twins. He gave up three hits and three walks while striking out two.

    Holland was simply not very good in the last game before the All-Star break, allowing a pair of home runs as the Twins rallied for the 12-9 win in 10 innings. The veteran lefty now has a 10.06 ERA this season and he's squarely off the fantasy radar given his poor performance and low-leverage role.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Returning from IL

    Holland (shoulder) will be activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Holland posted a 9.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 15.0 innings before going on the IL a month ago with left shoulder inflammation. The lefty hasn't had a sub-6.00 ERA since 2018, so he'll almost certainly be limited to low-leverage situations, and possibly an occasional spot start.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Begins rehab assignment

    Holland (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.

    The left-hander has been sidelined nearly a month with shoulder inflammation, but he's now begun the final stage of his rehab work. If all goes well, he could return ahead of the All-Star break, which begins Monday.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Moved to IL

    The Tigers placed Holland on the 10-day injured list Thursday with an inflamed left shoulder.

    Holland presumably picked up the injury during his relief appearance in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to Seattle, when he retired two of the four batters he faced in an 18-pitch outing. The Tigers are likely hopeful that with a few days of rest, Holland's inflammation will calm down enough for him to resume throwing and make an expedient return from the IL. Detroit called up Alex Lange from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move, and he could be a candidate to eat innings in Thursday's series finale with the Mariners, which the Tigers plan to treat as a bullpen game.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Picks up first 2021 win

    Holland (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Tuesday against the Brewers. He didn't allow any hits or walks and struck out four.

    Starter Matthew Boyd didn't make it out of the fifth, so Holland's long relief effort was much needed, and he picked up his first win of the season with the strong performance. The veteran lefty still has a 9.00 ERA and isn't in a very fantasy-friendly role most nights, so he should remain off the radar in standard leagues.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Strikes out side in return

    Holland (shoulder) struck out three batters in an inning of relief in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.

    Holland returned from the injured list Monday but didn't enter the game, so Tuesday marked his first appearance since May 1, and the veteran lefty looked good. However, he's unlikely to have a high-leverage role, so he carries limited fantasy value.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Reinstated from injured list

    Holland (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

    Holland had been on the injured list since May 3 due to a left shoulder strain, but he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. The left-hander allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one in two relief innings, and he'll now return to the major-league bullpen after Wilson Ramos (back) was placed on the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Rehab assignment on tap

    Holland (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Holland has been on the injured list since May 3 due to a left shoulder strain, but his rehab assignment should be the final step in his recovery process. Holland likely won't need to build up his workload since he pitches in short stints, so he may not require much time with Triple-A Toledo before returning to the Tigers' bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Placed on injured list

    Holland was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain Thursday, retroactive to May 3.

    Holland last pitched May 1, and he's posted a 13.00 ERA and 2.44 WHIP in nine innings across eight appearances (one start) this season. It's not yet clear how much time Holland will miss due to his injury, but right-hander Kyle Funkhouser was recalled from the taxi squad in a corresponding move.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Struggles in spot start

    Holland (0-1) took the loss Friday as the Tigers fell 4-1 to Cleveland, giving up three runs on four hits and no walks over 2.2 innings. He struck out three.

    The southpaw got the call when Julio Teheran (triceps) was a late scratch, and while Holland wasn't likely to last deep into the game anyway, a three-run first inning led to a fairly quick hook. He did throw 46 pitches (31 strikes), and if Teheran misses another start, Holland might be the logical candidate to fill in again despite a 12.60 ERA through five innings to begin the season.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Stepping in as starter

    Holland will start Friday's game against Cleveland.

    Holland tossed 1.1 relief innings against Minnesota on Monday, and he'll step in as a starter on short notice since Julio Teheran was scratched after feeling tightness in his triceps prior to Friday's contest. Holland allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in 2.1 innings during his first two outings of the year.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Records first hold Saturday

    Holland worked around a walk to pitch a scoreless inning and record a hold in Saturday's win over Cleveland.

    Holland got the sixth inning after starter Julio Teheran pitched five innings of one-run ball. The veteran lefty made the team out of camp as a non-roster invitee and will look to turn things around after posting an ERA north of 6.00 the past two seasons. Holland should work in a middle relief role for the Tigers, so he could pick up a few holds here and there but doesn't figure to have a ton of fantasy appeal.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Added to roster

    The Tigers selected Holland's contract Thursday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Detroit cleared room for Holland on the 40-man roster by designating outfielder Christin Stewart for assignment, while Rony Garcia (abdominal strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list to open up a spot on the 26-man active roster for the veteran southpaw. Holland is expected to work in long relief for the Tigers after he was unable to win a spot in the Opening Day rotation this spring.

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  • Tigers' Derek Holland: Will make Opening Day roster

    Holland was informed Friday that he'd made the Tigers' Opening Day roster, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Holland is merely in camp as a non-roster invitee, so the Tigers will have to find room for him on the 40-man roster before he officially joins the team. The 34-year-old is a bit of an odd fit for a rebuilding club, as he's recorded an ERA north of 6.00 in three of the last four years, but he's had an excellent spring, striking out 13 while walking just one in eight scoreless innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, OH
Age: 35
Experience: 12
Bats/Throws: S, L