Giants trade Holland and cash considerations to the Cubs for cash considerations

Left-hander was DFA'd on Sunday

Karl Buscheck
July 26, 2019 - 12:03 pm

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Derek Holland, the recently DFA'd left-handed pitcher, is now a Cub. The Giants, Holland's erstwhile employer, announced the news via their Twitter account on Friday morning:

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Holland, who was lugging around a 5.90 ERA in 31 outings (including seven starts), makes $6.5 million this year. He's owed a $7 million team option in 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.

After the Giants axed the eccentric veteran on Sunday, Holland posted an extensive thank you note on Instagram, wishing his best to everyone, aside from the front office:

The omission is noteworthy in light of the fact that Holland blasted the president of baseball ops Farhan Zaidi and Co. for putting him on the injured list with a "fake injury" back in May after he was demoted to the bullpen.

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