Aug. 13 (UPI) -- All-Star reliever Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals reached an agreement on a minor league contract.
The Arizona Diamondbacks designated the 33-year-old pitcher for assignment last week. He posted a 1-2 record with a 4.54 ERA and 17 saves in 22 chances this season.
Holland lost his closer role with the D-Backs after a blown save at the end of July. He had a 2.33 ERA as June concluded, but his earned-run average began to climb after allowing at least one earned run in seven of his last 13 appearances in Arizona.
The three-time All-Star led the National League in saves (41) during the 2017 campaign while playing for the Colorado Rockies. He was 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 24 games for the Nationals last season.