Derek Holland called signing with the Giants a "dream come true" back in March. It appears that dream could be short-lived.
Holland, an Ohio native, went on MLB Network Radio on Monday morning and said he's recently been in contact with the Reds in free agency.
Free agent Derek Holland told us on @MLBNetworkRadio that the #Reds have been in contact with him this offseason. Holland is from Newark, Ohio, and prefers pitching for NL clubs because he likes staying more involved in games (e.g., pinch running). @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 31, 2018
The 2018 season, which looks like it could be Holland's lone one in San Francisco, was a solid resurrection on the field with some bumps off of it. The veteran left-hander went 7-9 with a 3.57 ERA (2.83 in the second half) over 171.1 innings pitched, his most since 2013.
Off the field, Holland had to apologize for a terribly insensitive and racist appearance on MLB Network with Haro Ogawa, the Giants' massage therapist.
Holland led the Giants in innings pitched and strikeouts (169), and he ranked third on the team in ERA among starters. So, if he doesn't return, the team will have to replace his production somehow.