Holland, who was included in the team's 60-man player pool, is likely to serve as the team's fourth starter.
The season-ending injury to Chris Archer secured Holland's rotation spot. The lefty compiled a 3.95 ERA in 13.2 innings this spring, though five of the 10 hits he allowed left the ballpark. He gives the Pirates a known pitching commodity at age 33, but he's failed to register an earned run average under 4.91 in five of the last six seasons.
Following the injury to Steven Brault (shoulder), Holland becomes the frontrunner for the team's No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
He's pitched well in two outings, allowing two runs in 4.1 innings with seven strikeouts. Aside from 2018, when he compiled a 3.57 ERA for the Giants, Holland hasn't finished with an earned run average lower than 4.91 since 2014. The lefty does have a favorable pitcher's park for southpaws in PNC Park, however.
Holland allowed two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings Sunday. He struck out five without walking a batter.
The lefty is competing with Steven Brault and perhaps Chad Kuhl for the team's fifth starter spot. He surrendered an opposite-field homer on the game's second pitch but then settled down with a solid outing. Holland has an opt-out at the end of spring training if he's not on the team's Opening Day roster. Brault, who has one minor-league option remaining, retired the side in order on eight pitches (six strikes) Sunday.
Holland joined the Pirates on a minor-league deal Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Holland will receive a big-league camp invitation as part of the deal and can opt out if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster. The veteran spent the majority of the 2019 campaign in the bullpen for the first time in his career and didn't experience much success, struggling to a 6.08 ERA in 84.1 innings with the Giants and Cubs. His ERA has now come in north of 6.00 in two of the last three seasons.
Holland is now a free agent after the Cubs declined to exercise his club option for the 2020 season Saturday.
Holland was acquired by the Cubs from the Giants ahead of the trade deadline, but he posted worse numbers after the move with a 6.89 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 11:10 K:BB over 15.2 innings for Chicago. The 33-year-old began the season as a starter before being shifted to the bullpen and ended up finishing the year as somewhat of a left-handed specialist.
Holland (2-5) took the loss Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing seven runs on five hits and four walks across two innings.
Holland was making his first start since May and it didn't go well. The lefty finishes 2019 with a 6.08 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 84.1 innings of work. It was a disappointing campaign for Holland, who turned in a respectable 3.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 36 games (30 starts) a season ago. He could get a look as a back-end starter or long reliever in 2020, though he likely won't carry much fantasy value.
Holland is scheduled to start Sunday's season finale at St. Louis, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Holland began the season as a starter for the Giants but hasn't made a start since May. The veteran lefty topped 20 pitches only twice in 19 outings since joining the Cubs, so he figures to be the first in a long list of relievers set to pitch. Holland has a 3.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB across 13.2 frames since the trade.
Holland (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Holland needed just one rehab appearance with High-A South Bend before getting the green light to return to the majors. He was placed on the IL on Aug. 25 due to a left wrist injury but was able to come back after the 10-day minimum.
Holland (wrist) will start a rehab assignment Sunday with High-A South Bend, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Holland landed on the injured list last Sunday after being hit by a comebacker on the left wrist earlier in the week, so he may only spend a game or two in the minors before rejoining the big-league club. The 32-year-old has a 4.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB over 9.2 innings since being acquired by the Cubs in late July.
Holland (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Holland took a comebacker off his left wrist Wednesday and pitched again Friday, so it appeared as if it was a non-issue. However, the lefty is likely still battling some discomfort in his throwing hand, so the Cubs decided to give him some time to recover. The team recalled infielder David Bote in a corresponding move.
Holland was credited with a blown save as he allowed a walkoff grand slam in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Phillies.
The Cubs entered the ninth inning up 5-1, but Rowan Wick and Pedro Strop were ineffective, which set the stage for Holland to face Bryce Harper with the bases loaded and the score 5-3. Harper then blasted a 2-2 sinker into the right field seats to end the game and give Holland his first blown save of the season. The lefty now has a 5.59 ERA this season, and he figures to remain in a lower-leverage role for the Cubs.
Holland was added to the Cubs' active roster Saturday.
Holland will be available for Saturday's game against the Brewers after being acquired from the Giants via trade Friday. Prior to joining the Cubs, the southpaw compiled a 5.90 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 71:35 in 68.2 innings with San Francisco. Daniel Descalso (ankle) was placed on the injured list to free up a roster spot for Holland.
Holland was acquired by the Cubs from the Giants for cash considerations Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Holland was designated for assignment by the Giants on Sunday, and the Cubs opted to acquire him via trade rather than risk a potential waiver claim. The 32-year-old has allowed a .471 OPS versus lefties this season and seems likely to be utilized primarily against them with Chicago.
Holland was designated for assignment Sunday.
Holland had actually pitched fairly well of late for the club, turning in nine scoreless efforts in his last 11 appearances. However, he was hit hard Saturday, allowing four earned runs on two home runs.
Holland tossed two innings of relief while giving up one run on three hits and a walk and striking out one in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Dodgers.
Holland was asked to complete a couple of frames after starter Madison Bumgarner was uncharacteristically roughed up by the rival Dodgers. The swingman has ceded a rotation spot to youngsters Tyler Beede and Shaun Anderson due in large part to his struggles on the mound this season (6.63 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 1.9 K/BB over 54.1 innings). It didn't help that Holland openly spoke out against management about his trip to the injured list earlier this year, but it would become more of a story if he was actually pitching well enough to warrant a rotation gig. It looks like the 32-year-old will be banished to the bullpen until his performance improves.
Holland won't start Wednesday against the Blue Jays and will instead move to the bullpen, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Holland returned from a quick trip to the injured list Thursday with an ugly outing against the Rockies as he gave up seven runs on seven hits and four walks over 2.2 innings. Tyler Beede will rejoin the rotation to start Tuesday, while the Giants have yet to name a starter for Wednesday. Holland has a 6.75 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 42:30 K:BB over 34.2 innings and compiled a 1-4 record in seven starts.
Holland allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out two across 2.2 innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
Holland struggled from the beginning, allowing back-to-back home runs in the first inning prior to allowing another long ball in the second frame. He got two outs in the third inning after allowing a leadoff walk, though he was pulled with two outs and a runner on third base. Even without holding this start against him given that it came at Coors Field, Holland has been poor this season, lasting more than five innings in only two of his seven starts. He'll look to get his season on track in his next start, likely to come Thursday against Toronto.
Holland won't make his scheduled start after Wednesday's postponement and will instead start Thursday at Colorado, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Holland was poised to make his return off the 10-day injured list Wednesday but will instead have to wait an extra day. The 32-year-old has a 5.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 40:16 K:BB over 32 innings to begin the season.
Holland (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Rockies, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
As anticipated, Holland has been cleared to rejoin San Francisco's rotation after spending the 10-day minimum on the shelf with a bone bruise on his left index finger. Prior to landing on the IL, the southpaw compiled a 5.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 40:16 K:BB through six starts (32 innings). Williams Jerez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Holland (finger) is scheduled to be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Wednesday at Colorado, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Holland landed on the injured list at the start of the week with a bone bruise on his left index finger, but he's set to return after spending the 10-day minimum on the shelf. The 32-year-old completed a three-inning simulated game Friday and apparently won't require a minor-league stint. Holland has a 5.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 40:16 K:BB over 32 innings through his first six starts this year and has a tall task at hitter-friendly Coors Field in his return.
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