D-backs designate ex-closer Holland for assignment - Metro US

D-backs designate ex-closer Holland for assignment


The Arizona Diamondbacks designated three-time All-Star closer Greg Holland for assignment on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old right-hander, who led the National League in saves two years ago, lost his closer’s role last month after blowing his fifth save in 22 chances.

Holland, who signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with Arizona this winter, is 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA and 17 saves in 40 appearances in 2019.

Including All-Star seasons with the Kansas City Royals (2013, 2014) and Colorado Rockies (2017), Holland is 24-22 with 206 saves and a 2.96 ERA in 466 career games.

He registered a career-high 47 saves in 2013 and added 46 more during the Royals’ pennant-winning campaign in 2014. He led the NL with 41 saves for the Rockies in 2017.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Holland’s 40th and final game for the Diamondbacks on Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies triggered a $100,000 performance bonus in his contract.

–Field Level Media

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