The Colorado Rockies former closer, Greg Holland has agreed to the terms of a one-year deal structured to be worth $14 million with the St. Louis Cardinals. Jon Heyman reported this deal first with the help of Mark Saxon of the Athletic. Heyman also reported that the former World Series champion has been working out at the Scott Boras Sports Institute and may not be far behind most relievers even though Holland missed the chance to participate in Spring Training.
The Cardinals have a deal with Greg Holland pending a physical, source confirms.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) March 29, 2018
holland and STLCards have a deal now. $14M.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 29, 2018
Holland spent all of 2017 with the Rockies as their closer with an ERA of 3.61 while closing out 41 games for them. Holland is a seven-year MLB veteran and had spent his prior six years with the Kansas City Royals where he won a World Series and was their closer for three years.
Now joining the Cardinals, Holland will be the new face of their bullpen sliding into their closing role. The Cardinals lack strength in their bullpen and Holland is looking to step in and do what he does best, allowing the Cardinals to stay competitive all year long in the hunt for the postseason.