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.