Holland to Tigers on Minors deal (source)

Ten years after left-hander Derek Holland faced the Tigers in the American League Championship Series, he’ll be trying to join them. The veteran left-hander agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with Detroit with an invite to Major League camp for Spring Training, a source told MLB.com. The club

Ten years after left-hander Derek Holland faced the Tigers in the American League Championship Series, he’ll be trying to join them. The veteran left-hander agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with Detroit with an invite to Major League camp for Spring Training, a source told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed the signing, but Holland announced that he’s joined the team on Twitter.

Holland has faced the Tigers eight times over his 12-year Major League career. He most recently pitched for the Pirates, going 1-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 12 games (five starts) last season. But he’s best remembered for eight years with the Rangers, which included going 16-5 with a 3.95 ERA in the 2011 season, helping the Rangers go on to win the AL pennant.

The 34-year-old Holland is expected to be used as a reliever with the Tigers. He’s the latest in a line of signings to bolster the Tigers’ pitching depth as they try to cover innings to build back up from last year’s 60-game season. Left-hander Miguel Del Pozo, who was Holland’s teammate in Pittsburgh last season, signed a Minor League deal…

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