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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 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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Derek Holland (shoulder) could throw a bullpen as soon as Thursday.

Holland will long toss over the next few days, which will provide a better gauge of where he's at. The left-hander was a recent scratch in an intrasquad game as a result of discomfort in his left shoulder. Holland is hoping to pick up where he left off last September after a long road back from microfracture knee surgery in January. In 37 innings, the 28-year-old posted a 1.46 ERA with a 25/5 K/BB ratio.
Mar 3 - 11:09 AM

Derek Holland (shoulder) plans to play catch Monday.

Holland was scratched from an appearance in an intrasquad game Sunday due to discomfort in his left shoulder, but the belief is that it's just routine spring soreness. The 28-year-old southpaw is aiming for a big bounceback 2015 after logging just 37 innings in 2014. He had microfracture knee surgery last January.
Mar 2 - 11:23 AM

Derek Holland was scratched from an appearance in Sunday's intrasquad game due to "normal spring soreness" in his left shoulder, according to Rangers general manager Jon Daniels.

"No alarm bells," Daniels added. Holland is simply expected to throw on Monday instead, so it does appear that there's nothing to worry about here. The left-hander is a nice bounce-back candidate this season after being limited to just 37 innings in 2014 as he worked his way back from knee surgery.
Mar 1 - 10:02 AM

Derek Holland (migraine) will not start Sunday's game against the Athletics.

Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar indicated after Saturday's game that Holland would get the ball if the game had playoff implications (which it does). However, the lefty is still ailing. It's possible he could be available in relief. Nick Martinez will start as scheduled.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar indicated after Saturday's game that Derek Holland (migraine) will start Sunday if the game has meaning.

After the Athletics' loss and Mariners' win Saturday, it does indeed have meaning now. Holland was scratched from Saturday's outing with a migraine headache, but he's evidently feeling better. Nick Martinez is currently scheduled to start. The Rangers should officially announce a decision before long.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:51:00 AM

Derek Holland has been scratched from his final regular-season start Saturday against the A's due to a migraine.

Scott Baker will take the mound in Holland's stead. Because Baker is a right-handed pitcher, the A's may have to adjust their starting lineup accordingly. Holland is 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 24/4 K/BB ratio in five starts (34 1/3 innings) for the Rangers this season after returning in early September from knee surgery. He could pitch Sunday if he's over the headache.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Derek Holland yielded three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings Monday in a victory over the Astros.

It was Holland's weakest showing in five starts since his season debut, but it was good enough to earn him his second win in a 4-3 game. The three runs he allowed matched his total from his previous four outings combined and he struck out just two tonight. The Rangers will give him one more start this weekend, and he'll again be a strong play in mixed leagues.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Derek Holland had another quality start in Wednesday's no-decision against the A's, surrendering just one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

He struck out five and walked three. Holland has been sensational since returning from knee surgery. He has a 0.99 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 22/3 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep the momentum going on Monday versus Houston.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 01:57:00 AM

Derek Holland was tremendous in Friday's no-decision against the Braves, surrendering just one run on eight hits over seven innings.

Holland struck out six on the evening without issuing a free pass. He has been outstanding since returning from the disabled list, compiling a 0.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 17/0 K/BB ratio in 21 innings. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Derek Holland threw seven scoreless innings and the Rangers shut out the Mariners 1-0 on Sunday.

Holland turned in his second stellar start since returning from knee surgery, limiting the Mariners to six hits. The southpaw struck out five without issuing a walk. He's now allowed one run over 14 innings, giving up 12 hits and striking out 11. Holland has an interleague date with the Braves on tap for Saturday.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Derek Holland tossed seven strong innings in his season debut Tuesday, keeping the Royals to one run in a no-decision.

Holland showed no signs of rust after missing five months following knee surgery. The southpaw gave up six hits but didn't walk a batter, striking out six. It was certainly a promising start for the 27-year-old, especially given how his rehab outings had gone in the weeks leading up to his debut. Holland will look for another good showing Sunday against the Mariners.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:11:00 PM

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

Holland is scheduled to return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Tuesday against the Royals after missing the first five months of the 2014 season due to knee surgery. He wasn't too sharp on his rehab assignment and probably shouldn't be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right out of the gate.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Derek Holland (back) will rejoin the Rangers' rotation next week.

Holland will make one final rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday before being activated next week if all goes well. The left-hander has been on the shelf all season following offseason knee surgery and has posted a 4.30 ERA over his first five rehab outings. Fantasy owners should probably see how Holland looks for his first start or two before activating him.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Derek Holland was scratched from a scheduled rehab start on Sunday due to back spasms.

Holland has been out all year following offseason knee surgery and shouldn't be expected to debut until probably mid-September. It is unclear when his next rehab start will be. He has struggled so far in the minors.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 04:25:00 PM

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