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Derek Holland signs a one-year deal with the Giants

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The San Francisco Giants have brought back pitcher Derek Holland on a one-year deal with a team option for 2020. He’s guaranteed $6.5 million next season. The buyout on the option is $500,000. If the option is picked up he could make as much as $15 million over the next two seasons, though 2020’s salary would be subject to various incentives.

Holland, 32, posted a 3.57 ERA and 169/67 K/BB ratio in 171.1 innings in 36 appearances (30 starts) this past season for San Francisco. It was his best season since 2013.

Report: Astros, Alex Bregman agree to five-year, $100 million extension

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Fox 26’s Mark Berman reports that the Astros and third baseman Alex Bregman have agreed to $100 million contract extension. MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart confirms a deal has been reached and adds that the deal is actually for five years, beginning after the 2019 season. The contract will cover all three of Bregman’s arbitration years and two years of would-be free agency.

Bregman, who turns 25 years old later this month, has quickly become one of the best third basemen in baseball. Across parts of three seasons, he has hit .282/.366/.500 with 58 home runs, 208 RBI, 224 runs scored, and 29 stolen bases. FanGraphs credited him with 7.6 Wins Above Replacement, tied with Francisco Lindor and Christian Yelich for the fourth-best mark among position players in baseball, trailing only Mookie Betts (10.4), Mike Trout (9.8), and José Ramírez (8.0).

This is obviously a smart move for the Astros, as this contract extension will secure Bregman’s age 25-30 seasons. With second baseman José Altuve also locked up through 2024, and presumed extensions to come for Carlos Correa and possibly Gerrit Cole and George Springer, the Astros have a core that they can build around for years to come.