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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 allowed four runs, including three home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
All four of the Jays' runs came by way of the long ball, as Chris Colabello and Edwin Encarnacion hit solo homers and Jose Bautista added a two-run shot against Holland. The southpaw yielded seven hits and a walk over his six innings, striking out three. Holland has a 4.73 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through three starts on the year. He'll make his third start off the disabled list Sunday against the Orioles. Aug 25 - 11:49 PM

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Derek Holland showed little rust in his first start since returning from the disabled list on Wednesday, allowing two runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a 7-2 win over the Mariners.

Holland had made just one start this season prior to being sidelined with a shoulder injury. You wouldn't have known it on Wednesday, as he seemed to have no problem hopping back into big league action. The 28-year-old southpaw struck out six without walking a batter. He surrendered solitary runs in the fifth and sixth inning, but otherwise kept the scoreboard clean. Injuries had limited him to just six starts over the last two seasons, but in a healthy 2013, he pitched to a 3.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 189/64 K/BB ratio over 213 innings. Owners should naturally temper their expectations given the long layoff, though. Holland will look to continue to work into game shape in a home date with the Blue Jays next Tuesday.
Aug 19 - 4:49 PM

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

Holland will rejoin the Rangers' rotation on Wednesday against the Mariners. The left-hander has made just one start in the majors this season due to shoulder trouble.
Aug 19 - 12:37 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) has officially been cleared to rejoin the Rangers' rotation on Wednesday.

The club waited until he felt fine a day after Sunday's bullpen session before officially clearing him. Holland held a 6.00 ERA over 12 innings during his rehab assignment, but he sported good velocity and says he's feeling great. The left-hander figures to be on a limited pitch count initially.
Aug 17 - 5:25 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation on Wednesday against the Mariners.

That's assuming he feels fine Monday after Sunday's bullpen session. Holland's results during his rehab assignment weren't very good, as he had a 6.00 ERA over 12 innings. However, his velocity has been good and he feels ready, which is all the Rangers are really looking for. He figures to be on a pretty limited pitch count initially but is worth a look in deeper leagues. Holland has made just one start in the majors this season due to shoulder trouble.
Aug 16 - 1:35 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) might need two more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.

He'll start for Double-A Frisco on Friday before being re-evaluated to see if he needs another tune-up. Holland has yielded seven runs -- six earned -- over seven innings in his first three rehab starts, lasting only 3 1/3 frames in his longest outing. Thus, it's not a surprise to hear that the Rangers are considering having him make an additional start. We'll know what the plan is later this week.
Aug 12 - 10:25 AM

Derek Holland (shoulder) punched out five in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

The left-hander allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk over his 3 1/3 innings of work, throwing 63 total pitches. He's expected to need just one more rehab outing before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Rangers' rotation.
Aug 9 - 8:13 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

Holland allowed three hits and three walks over two-plus innings with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, throwing 55 pitches. He'll up that number to around 60-70 on Sunday. The southpaw is expected to still need two or three more rehab starts before rejoining the Rangers.
Aug 5 - 6:28 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

He's slated for three rehab outings, as he'll go to Double-A Frisco for his second start and then back to Round Rock for his third. Assuming all goes well, Holland should rejoin the Rangers' rotation at that point. He's been on the shelf nearly all season due to a subscapular strain in his left shoulder.
Jul 27 - 5:04 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment before the end of next week.

He's scheduled to throw live batting practice on Saturday and then a bullpen session early in the week. If all goes well with both of those, he'll be cleared to begin what is expected to be a lengthy rehab assignment. Realistically, he won't be an option for the Rangers rotation until mid-August at the earliest.
Jul 24 - 9:11 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to throw another session of live batting practice on Saturday.

There remains no clear timetable on a minor league rehab assignment for the southpaw, but it could come next week if everything goes well over the weekend. He has been sidelined since early April due to a left shoulder strain.
Jul 23 - 9:06 PM

Derek Holland threw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his April shoulder surgery.

Holland is now just a couple steps away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment and he could become an option for the Rangers' rotation by the middle of August if he can avoid physical setbacks. The oft-sidelined left-hander has logged only seven major league appearances since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Jul 21 - 4:36 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to throw a live batting practice session early next week.

It will be his first time facing hitters since he went down with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder in early April. Holland isn't far off from a rehab assignment but isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation until early- to mid-August.
Jul 17 - 12:07 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) isn't expected back before early- to mid-August.

The Rangers are proceeding cautiously as Holland works his way back from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The left-hander will throw his third bullpen session Sunday since the injury but isn't ready to face hitters yet. He's been out since early April and will need a relatively lengthy rehab assignment.
Jul 12 - 12:18 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw 30 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Sunday.

He's scheduled to repeat the process again on Tuesday and Thursday, and if all goes well he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Holland remains on track to rejoin the Rangers rotation in late July.
Jul 5 - 5:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Jake Diekman
4Anthony Bass
5Sam Freeman
6Sam Dyson
7Andrew Faulkner
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla