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Rangers, Holland agree to 5-year contract
Rangers, Holland agree to 5-year contract that includes club option for 2 more seasons
By The Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) ' Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland has agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2016 season that includes club options for two more seasons after that.

Holland won 16 games last season for the two-time defending American League champions. He allowed only two hits pitching into the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series against St. Louis. Texas announced the deal Tuesday morning.

Holland has a 27-22 record over three major league seasons in Texas, the team that drafted him in the 25th round of the 206 draft. He was 16-5 with a 3.95 ERA last season.

With Holland's deal, the Rangers have two 25-year-old starters under contract for a long period. Yu Darvish, the right-hander from Japan, is at the start of a six-year deal.

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