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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 pitched respectably in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, allowing three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Holland struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. Dioner Navarro was his main nemesis, striking the veteran southpaw for a solo home run in the third inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Despite the ultimate loss, he holds a nice 3.13 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through his first four starts. Holland has yet to allow more than three runs in an outing and will look to keep up that positive streak when he plays host to the Angels next time he toes the rubber. Apr 24 - 5:47 PM

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Derek Holland held the Astros to two runs over five innings in a win Tuesday.

Holland allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five in the game. He's pitched fairly well this season, posting a 2.70 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through three starts. He'll look to keep it going Sunday at the White Sox.
Apr 20 - 12:31 AM

Sunday's game between the Orioles and Rangers has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up on June 20. Derek Holland should be pushed back to Tuesday, whereas the Orioles might choose to skip Mike Wright.
Apr 17 - 10:11 AM

Derek Holland pitched a lovely game in Tuesday's win over the Mariners, firing 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Holland scattered four hits while striking out four and walking two. There is not much analysis to throw at this one. The 29-year-old southpaw was flat-out awesome, period. In two starts to date, he has surrendered three runs over 11 2/3 innings. Holland is looking to surpass 100 innings pitched for the first time since 2013. He will continue that quest in a scheduled home start against the Orioles next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 13 - 1:02 AM

Derek Holland managed to toss five innings during Thursday's no-decision against the Angels, allowing three runs on four hits.

The Rangers handed Holland a 2-0 lead after three innings, but that would not last long. In the fourth, Yunel Escobar cracked a long solo home run to put the Angels on the board. They would score twice more in the fifth inning. Holland fanned Mike Trout to end the frame and strand a pair of runners, closing the books on his line for the night. Overall, he struck out five and walked two. Health will be the key factor to monitor with the 29-year-old southpaw. The last time he threw more than 100 innings came in 2013.
Apr 8 - 1:19 AM

Derek Holland looked in midseason form against the Cubs on Wednesday, hurling five innings of shutout ball in the win.

Holland scattered four hits while striking out seven and walking just one. It was a nice improvement over his last outing, in which he coughed up four runs in just 3 1/3 innings. That the Rangers are stretching him out could be considered a sign of Holland's health in this stage leading up to Open Day. He hasn't pitched more than 58 2/3 innings in either of his last two seasons.
Mar 23 - 6:47 PM

Derek Holland struggled in Friday's Cactus League start against the Royals, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his 3 1/3 innings.

Holland also issued a pair of walks while punching out four on the evening. A big part of his struggle was the inability to keep the ball in the yard, as Salvador Perez and Paulo Orlando each took him deep in the second inning. Even with this rough outing, Holland still sports a respectable 3.75 ERA on the spring and more importantly, looks to be healthy heading into the regular season.
Mar 18 - 11:36 PM

Derek Holland allowed two runs -- one earned -- over four innings Sunday against the Angels.

Holland got victimized by a Jurickson Profar throwing error in the top of the first inning. He then surrendered a solo shot to Geovany Soto in the fourth. Holland will try to go five innings in his fourth Cactus League start and will hope for a little better defense. The left-hander is finally looking fully healthy, though we wouldn't expect him to suddenly get back to his 2011-2013 form in 2016.
Mar 13 - 7:57 PM

Derek Holland yielded two unearned runs over three innings Tuesday in a win over the A's.

Both runs scored in the third inning after Coco Crisp reached base on a fielding error by Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara. Holland did surrender three hits and a walk, but he also struck out two. He was sharp in his spring debut last Thursday versus the Royals and will try to stay in a good grove this weekend in what could be a four-inning appearance.
Mar 8 - 6:55 PM

Derek Holland tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his spring debut Thursday against the Royals.

Holland notched one strikeout while allowing three hits and a walk. He threw 20 out of 37 pitches for strikes. The southpaw has been limited to 95 2/3 innings over the past two seasons due to knee and shoulder injuries, but he’s certainly capable of being useful in mixed fantasy leagues if he can stay on the field.
Mar 3 - 7:12 PM

Derek Holland lasted just two-plus innings Monday, getting rocked for six runs in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Holland put the Rangers in a 2-0 hole five pitches into the game after a Ben Revere bunt single and Josh Donaldson home run. He served up two more longballs after that, overall yielding five hits and a walk without recording a strikeout. It was a bad matchup for the southpaw from the start, as he really struggled at the end of the regular season and the Blue Jays crush lefties. Whether Holland will get another start in the ALCS should the Rangers make it remains to be seen.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Derek Holland would start a potential Game 4 in the ALDS if necessary.

Martin Perez will take the ball in what could be series-clinching Game 3. If the Rangers are unsuccessful there, it'll be Holland getting the ball for Game 4. The Rangers would then have their choice of Yovani Gallardo and Cole Hamels in a pivotal fifth game should the Jays force one.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Derek Holland surrendered three runs and three hits in 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a victory over the Angels.

Holland pitched tonight after suffering a bruised middle finger in his previous start, and he was plenty strong until giving up Albert Pujols' homer in the sixth. The third run in the seventh came after he hit a batter with a one out and was pulled. Holland's abbreviated regular season ends with a 4-3 record and a 4.91 ERA. He'll likely start in the ALDS if the Rangers make it.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 11:51:00 PM

Derek Holland (finger) has been cleared to start on Thursday against the Angels.

Holland was hit in the left middle finger by a liner Saturday, and while he's still a bit sore, he got through a bullpen session Monday without any major issues. The lefty has struggled his last four times out, posting an 8.59 ERA.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Derek Holland (finger) will throw a bullpen session on Monday.

Holland was hit on the left middle finger with a line drive during his start Saturday. It didn't force him from the outing, but the finger is sore and he's not a given to make his next scheduled start. How he fares Monday will go a long way in determining his status.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 04:43:00 PM

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