Rockies sign Greg Holland to a one year deal

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rockies have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Greg Holland, pending a physical. The terms are not yet known. UPDATE: Passan says the deal is for one year, with $7 million guaranteed. Incentives could have him earning between $10-14 million, depending on whether he’s closing.

Holland, 31, missed the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in 2015. Over parts of six seasons before his injury, he posted a 2.42 ERA with 145 saves, and a 430/125 K/BB ratio in 319 2/3 innings. He was particularly dominant in 2013 and 2014, posting ERAs of 1.21 and 1.44, respectively.

Coors Field is not exactly the place most pitchers would choose to make a comeback, but a job is a job and Holland will return to the bigs with the Rockies.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.