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Texas trade rumors: Rangers shopping Derek Holland

Texas is considering moving its starter.

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Texas is interested in trading pitcher Derek Holland this offseason and is already discussing potential deals with several teams, according to Today’s Knuckleball’s Jon Heyman.

Though the Rangers are considering a trade, they might not be in a hurry to complete one. Holland has an $11 million club option for next season and an $11.5 million option for 2018. However, Holland’s contract also contains a $1.5 million buyout for 2017 and a $1 million buyout for 2018, according to Heyman.

Teams interested in trading players with club options in their contracts have to complete deals in advance of the option decision deadline, which isn’t long after the World Series ends.

Holland was used in both relief and starting roles when he first joined the Rangers but has predominantly started games since. Over 107.1 innings last season, he pitched to a 4.95 ERA and 4.75 FIP.

The Angels, Braves and Yankees could all be interested in Holland if the Rangers are serious about trading him, according to Heyman.