Derek Holland will go to spring training with the Giants on a minor league deal.
The 31-year-old Holland had a strong start to the 2017 season before things fell apart once the calendar turned to June.
Though his first 10 starts of 2017, Holland was 4-4 with a 2.37 ERA holding opponents to a .227 batting average while averaging just over 6 innings a start. Holland’s last 19 games for the White Sox included 16 starts but resulted in just a 3-10 record and a 9.32 ERA. Opponents hit .335 against him and he averaged 4 2/3 innings per outing.
Holland figures to compete for a rotation spot behind Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. Chris Stratton, Tyler Beede and Holland are just some of the options the Giants will have to fill out their rotation.
Derek Holland is signing a minor league deal with San Francisco. Good oppprtunity for him.
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) February 9, 2018
Already this offseason the Giants added Andrew McCuthen and Austin Jackson to their outfield.
Last season the Giants won just 64 games, their lowest total since 1985.