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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to begin a throwing program late next week.
He'll undergo another MRI in three weeks before hopefully being cleared to resume mound work. Holland is working his way back from a strained subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder. May 23 - 11:42 AM

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Derek Holland (shoulder) will undergo another MRI on Friday in hopes of being cleared to resume throwing next week.

That's been the case the last few weeks, though, and he's yet to receive the green light. Out with a strained subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder, Holland will be brought along slowly once cleared and there is no timetable for him rejoining the Rangers' rotation.
May 20 - 10:38 AM

Derek Holland (shoulder) has yet to be cleared to resume a throwing program.

Holland was examined last Friday and told that his left shoulder strain isn't sufficiently healed yet. He'll be examined again this Friday in hopes of gaining clearance. The left-hander isn't expected to return until at least well into June.
May 12 - 9:06 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) hopes to resume throwing next Saturday.

Holland will undergo a followup MRI on his left shoulder next Friday and could get immediate clearance to pick up a baseball. He's been shut down since early April with a subscapular strain and there's no clear picture on a timetable for his return.
Apr 28 - 5:14 PM

Rangers placed LHP Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder.

Holland missed most of the 2014 season and is now probably going to be sidelined until late June or early July. The 28-year-old left-hander was at one point a rising star, but knee and now shoulder issues are threatening to entirely derail his career. He can be dropped in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 11 - 4:08 PM

Derek Holland has been diagnosed with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder and will be shut down for the next four-to-six weeks.

It's a brutal blow to Holland and to the Rangers who lost the left-hander for most of the 2014 season due to injuries as well. It's unclear where the Rangers will turn to fill the massive void in their rotation, though Anthony Bass pitched very well in long relief on Friday and could get the first crack at the job.
Apr 10 - 7:48 PM

Derek Holland left Friday's start against the Astros with tightness in his left shoulder.

The Rangers are saying that the tightness is not in the same area where Holland had shoulder issues with during spring training. Holland felt the tightness crop up on his final warm-up pitch but went on to pitch one inning before being removed. He's being evaluated further before the next step for him is determined, but a trip to the disabled list certainly seems likely.
Apr 10 - 4:39 PM

Derek Holland left Friday's start against the Astros after one inning with an apparent injury.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News noted that Holland was topping out at only 89 mph in the first inning, which is not good after his shoulder issues this spring. The Rangers should update the left-hander's status soon, but it's reasonable to assume Holland's shoulder is hurting again. Anthony Bass relieved him.
Apr 10 - 4:21 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to start the Rangers' home opener on April 10 versus the Astros.

Holland is over the minor bout of shoulder soreness he dealt with earlier in camp, but the Rangers will play it safe with him and hold him back until the fifth game of the season. "There are two opening days," manager Jeff Banister said. Yovani Gallardo will get the ball on April 6.
Mar 26 - 6:11 PM

Derek Holland fired three scoreless innings on Friday against the Mariners in Cactus League action.

The veteran southpaw scattered two hits and a walk while failing to record a strikeout on the day. He appears to be over the shoulder discomfort that he experienced early in spring camp and should be ready to take his first turn in the rotation once the regular season begins.
Mar 21 - 1:49 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch one inning Saturday in a "B" game against the Padres.

It will technically be his Cactus League debut. Holland was limited to 37 innings last season following microfracture knee surgery and he's been slowed by shoulder discomfort this spring in Rangers camp. The hope is that he'll be ready for Texas' home opener on April 10 against the Astros.
Mar 12 - 12:12 PM

Rangers' manager Jeff Banister indicated that Derek Holland (shoulder) might be ready for the Rangers' home opener.

Holland has been dealing with discomfort in his left shoulder. Banister said that the lefty is expected to miss at least the first three games of the season. Their home opener falls on April 10, against the Astros, which would give Holland about a month to get back up to game speed. After Wednesday's bullpen, Holland said that he felt "real good." Holland was limited to just 37 innings last season thanks to microfracture knee surgery.
Mar 11 - 12:38 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Wednesday in Rangers camp.

If the workout goes well, he should then be cleared to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday. Holland had to be scratched from an intrasquad game earlier this month due to discomfort in his left shoulder. The 28-year-old southpaw was limited to 37 innings last season following microfracture knee surgery.
Mar 9 - 1:03 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is now scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday.

There was a report that he was going to try it Thursday, but that could have been a communication mix-up. Holland had to be scratched from an intrasquad game last week in Rangers camp due to discomfort in his left shoulder. It's thought to be routine spring soreness, but the Rangers are probably going to take it slowly with him now given his recent injury history.
Mar 5 - 10:31 AM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday.

Holland was scratched from Thursday's intrasquad game due to discomfort in his left shoulder, but the Rangers were mostly just being cautious. Assuming that all goes well Thursday, he could pitch in a game this weekend.
Mar 4 - 11:14 AM

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4Ross Detwiler
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