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Report: Derek Holland Having Conversations With Rangers

December 19, 2018 - 11:58 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - The Rangers continue to have numerous conversations with available Free Agent Pitchers. One is a familiar name.

105.3 The Fan has confirmed that the Rangers have had recent conversations with Derek Holland. No decisions have been made. 

Last season Holland made 30 starts for the Giants while pitching in a total of 36 games. In 171 1/3 innings pitched he owned a 23.3% strikeout rate, a 9.2% walk rate, and he averaged 1.00 HR/9.

Holland was drafted in the 25th round in 2006. He was the number two rated prospect in the Rangers organization for 8 seasons.

Holland made his major league debut with the Rangers in April 2009. In November 2016, Texas announced they would decline a 2017 club option on Holland, making him a free agent.