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Lefty Holland joins SF on Minors pact

MLB.com @benweinrib

Free-agent left-hander Derek Holland has agreed to a Minor League contract with the Giants.

Holland, 31, held a 6.20 ERA in 135 innings for the White Sox last year and struggled in part due to a career-high walk rate (5.00 walks per nine innings) and home run rate (2.07 home runs per nine innings).

Free-agent left-hander Derek Holland has agreed to a Minor League contract with the Giants.

Holland, 31, held a 6.20 ERA in 135 innings for the White Sox last year and struggled in part due to a career-high walk rate (5.00 walks per nine innings) and home run rate (2.07 home runs per nine innings).

Holland could provide experience and rotation depth, as the Giants have two possible openings in their rotation. Chris Stratton and Ty Blach are also expected to be in competition with top pitching prospect Tyler Beede and Andrew Suarez.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. Follow him on Twitter at @benweinrib.

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