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Diamondbacks sign 3-time All-Star pitcher Greg Holland to 1-year deal

Greg Holland is the newest addition to the roster
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Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 19:20:38-05

The Arizona Diamondbacks bolstered their bullpen on Thursday by signing relief pitcher Greg Holland to a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old Holland is a three-time All-Star Game selection and has a career 2.83 ERA with 189 saves in eight MLB seasons. He is one of three pitchers to record at least 40 saves in three separate seasons since 2013. (Former D-backs closer Fernando Rodney is one of the others.)

Holland has spent most of his MLB career with the Kansas City Royals, and he helped guide the Royals to the 2015 World Series championship. He was an All-Star selection with the Colorado Rockies in 2017, and he divided his 2018 season with the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals.

ESPN reported Holland's contract is worth $3.25 million, with another possible $3.5 million in performance bonuses.

To make room for Holland on the roster, the D-backs designated pitcher and ASU alum Jake Barrett for assignment.