CHICAGO: Left-handed pitcher Derek Holland agreed on a one-year, $6 million (5.7 million euros) deal with the Chicago White Sox, the Major League Baseball team said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).
Holland, 30, went 7-9 with a 4.95 ERA over 107 1/3 innings in 22 games with the Texas Rangers in 2016.
Holland, who can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses, has missed significant time the past three seasons because of injuries.
Holland opened the season in the starting rotation, going 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA in April before being placed on the disabled list on June 22 with left shoulder inflammation.
He became a free agent when the Rangers declined their $11 million option on his contract and instead chose to pay him a $1.5 million buyout.
“Derek gives a veteran, left-handed presence for our starting rotation with a proven track record of pitching well in big games,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “This move provides us with additional depth and flexibility in the rotation.”
In eight major league seasons, all with the Rangers, Holland has gone 62-50 with a 4.35 ERA in 179 games (158 starts).