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MLB Rumor Central: Nationals, Rockies finalists to land Greg Holland?

Greg Holland missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October 2015. Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies "may be" among the finalists to land former Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. Heyman notes that a mystery team is also in the mix.

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The 31-year-old Holland missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October 2015.

Holland posted in 3.83 ERA in 48 games with the Royals in 2015. The right-hander recorded 32 saves in 37 chances and struck out 49 batters in 44 2/3 innings.

A two-time All-Star, Holland could fill the Nats' void at closer after Washington lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in free agency and failed to win over Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen.

Earlier this month, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich told the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders that Holland was among the free-agent relievers the team has "checked in" on as part of an effort to upgrade its bullpen, which had a major league-worst 5.13 ERA last season.

-- Alex Tekip