Minnesota Twins: 5 Free Agent Pitchers Part 2
By Nate Palmer
Relief pitcher Greg Holland is someone familiar to the Twins from his time with the Kansas City Royals. Holland spent his 2017 with the Colorado Rockies where he pitched 57.1 innings with a 3.61 ERA for a National League-leading 41 saves. Those numbers tell the story of an impressive season Holland as he also made his way back from Tommy John surgery after missing all of 2016 rehabbing.
The three-time all-star reliever has proven he has bounced back from surgery and will be one of the most desired bullpen arms on the market this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors projects Holland to sign for 4 years, $50 million. Holland was also extended a qualifying offer requiring the Twins to surrender their third draft pick in 2018 if they agree to a contract with Holland.
It took 18 months for Holland to rehab from surgery, but when he did he came back in impressive form. His fastball velocity still hits 93 mph and would be a great upgrade for the Twins bullpen. Wade Davis will get most of the attention in the relief market, but Holland will make a team very happy when he agrees to join their bullpen.