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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Wallace State CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Holland is not on the Rangers' roster for their ALDS matchup with the Blue Jays.
Holland has played a major role in some of the Rangers' recent playoff runs, but he posted a rough 4.95 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 20 starts and two relief appearances during the regular 2016 season. Tanner Scheppers is also off the roster for the best-of-five ALDS. Jeremy Jeffress is on. Oct 6 - 12:08 PM

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Rangers manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Derek Holland has been moved to the bullpen.

He'll work out of the pen over the final week-plus of the season to see if he can be an option there for the club in the playoffs. The 29-year-old southpaw owns a 5.04 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 67/35 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings with the Rangers this season.
Sep 24 - 2:38 PM

Derek Holland gave up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

The Rangers announced eight days ago that they were shifting Holland to the pen, but he's made two starts since. He's probably not going to be in the postseason rotation, and he needs to show something in relief if he's going to be carried in the bullpen.
Sep 22 - 12:26 AM

Derek Holland will start Wednesday against the Angels.

This lines up Cole Hamels to start Friday against the Athletics and Yu Darvish to follow on Saturday. Holland gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Astros last Wednesday, but he'll remain in the rotation for now.
Sep 19 - 4:52 PM

Derek Holland gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Holland turned in three straight quality starts after coming off the disabled list, including one against these Astros, but he's struggled in losses his last two times out. His rotation spot for the rest of the regular season is in doubt.
Sep 15 - 12:01 AM

Derek Holland will start for the Rangers on Wednesday against the Astros.

Yu Darvish will be pushed to Saturday as the Rangers get their ace some extra rest and line up their rotation for the postseason. Holland was pushed to the Rangers' bullpen after yielding four runs on 10 hits over just 4 1/3 innings on his last turn September 8 versus the Mariners. He has a 4.74 ERA for the year.
Sep 13 - 11:02 PM

Derek Holland has been moved to the Rangers' bullpen.

Holland was rocked for 10 hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings last Thursday versus the Mariners, giving him a 4.74 ERA for the year. Rangers manager Jeff Banister told reporters Holland will probably start again before the regular season is through, but it might not be something to count on.
Sep 13 - 9:47 PM

Derek Holland struggled to navigate through trouble in Thursday's loss to the Mariners, yielding four runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Holland struck out five and walked three in the uninspiring outing. He exited stage left with one out in the fifth inning having thrown 100 pitches (65 strikes). Three of the four runs on his line scored in the fourth inning, with a two-run double by Chris Iannetta severing as the key blow. The 29-year-old southpaw will try to rebound from this disappointing showing in a road start against the Astros next time out. He will carry a 4.71 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into that one.
Sep 9 - 1:33 AM

Derek Holland let up just six hits and two runs over six innings Saturday in a win over the Astros.

He recorded two strikeouts and issued three walks. Holland labored through a tough second inning, allowing three singles and a run, but settled down after that by keeping Houston off the scoreboard until the sixth when Evan Gattis broke through for a solo home run. The left-hander has looked sharp lately with a 2.00 ERA over his last three starts. He'll toe the rubber again Thursday against Seattle.
Sep 3 - 8:48 PM

Derek Holland hurled six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Rangers' 2-1 defeat of the Indians.

The one run he gave up came on a Jason Kipnis RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. Holland was otherwise excellent, yielding only four total hits -- all singles -- while walking none and whiffing five. The left-hander has put together two very good pitching lines since returning August 23 from a two-month shoulder injury. A start at home against the Astros is next.
Aug 28 - 6:00 PM

Derek Holland was terrific in his return from the disabled list Tuesday, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Reds.

He needed just 73 pitches to navigate through six excellent innings, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out five. Unfortunately for Holland, who was making his first start in two months after dealing with a shoulder issue, Dan Straily was just a bit better. The southpaw will get the Indians over the weekend.
Aug 23 - 10:06 PM

Rangers activated LHP Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list.

Holland will start for the Rangers on Tuesday night against the Reds after missing the last two months with shoulder inflammation. He had a 5.20 ERA in 14 starts with Texas before landing on the disabled list. Daily Slant: Holland has really struggled with right-handed bats this season - he also struggled mightily against them last year (.360 wOBA allowed, 1.85 HR/9) - allowing a .352 wOBA and 1.4 HR/9 rate. This is especially great news for guys like Adam Duvall (.375 ISO vs. LHP at home), Eugenio Suarez (.269 ISO vs. LHP) and Brandon Phillips (.435 wOBA in August). Stacking that group up with speedster Billy Hamilton is a fine start to a GPP lineup.
Aug 23 - 5:06 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to start Tuesday against the Reds.

Holland is back after a two-month bout with shoulder inflammation. The left-hander earned a 4.50 ERA during his three rehab starts and should be good to go as long as he makes it out of Sunday's bullpen session unscathed. Holland was having a so-so year before the injury, going 5-5 with a 5.20 ERA in 14 starts.
Aug 20 - 4:13 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) will make his third rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Holland has allowed one run over five innings in his first two outings. He threw just 55 pitches in his last outing but made an addition 16 tosses in the bullpen after the start. "Everything went where it needed to go," he said. "I’m very happy with it. I continued to build myself and get where I need to be." It's unclear whether Holland will need any more rehab starts after Monday before being activated. He's been out since late June with shoulder inflammation.
Aug 12 - 12:19 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw two scoreless innings on Friday in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock.

So far, so good for the left-hander who is recovering from shoulder inflammation that has sidelined him for the past month. Holland threw 28 pitches in the outing, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. He's going to need several more starts before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Rangers, something which should happen before the end of August provided he can avoid any setbacks.
Aug 6 - 8:38 AM

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2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
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CF1Ian Desmond
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RF1Shin-Soo Choo
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DH1Carlos Beltran
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Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
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