White Sox sign starting pitcher Derek Holland: Reports

New White Sox pitcher Derek Holland

CHICAGO – With Chris Sale gone and the potential trade of Jose Quintana still out there as 2016 came to an end, the White Sox were in need of some experienced starting pitching for next season.

The team appears to have added at least one more arm to that rotation on Wednesday.

Per a report from MLB.com, the White Sox have signed pitcher Derek Holland to a one-year contract. Scott Merkin was the first to report the news.

Holland has spent his entire eight-year career with the Rangers, primarily as a starter. He has a career 62-50 record with a 4.35 ERA with 158 career starts in Texas.

Last season Holland was 7-9 with a 4.95 ERA with 67 strikeouts compared to 35 walks. The Rangers opted out of their contract with Holland at the end of the 2017 season, a deal that would have paid the pitcher $11 million. Instead he received a $1.5 million buyout.