Right-handed reliever Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a minor league contract, according to multiple reports Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Holland was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks last week. He was 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA and 17 saves in 22 chances this season.
He lost the job as Arizona's closer after a blown save in late July. His ERA was 2.33 at the end of June but then began climbing as he allowed at least one earned run in seven of his last 13 appearances for the Diamondbacks.
"We took the role away from him -- we thought it would take some pressure off him. But it didn't get better,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said when the team let Holland go.
Holland, a three-time All-Star who led the National League in saves in 2017 with 41 for the Colorado Rockies, was 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 24 games for the Nationals last season.