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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Derek Holland (knee) threw 25 pitches in a successful bullpen session Wednesday afternoon.
It was his first time on a mound since he underwent microfracture knee surgery in January. The Rangers are not expecting him to be ready until midseason. Apr 2 - 5:55 PM

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Derek Holland (knee) is tentatively scheduled to throw his first bullpen session on April 2.

Holland underwent microfracture knee surgery in January and will likely be out until after the All-Star break. The Rangers have already placed him on the 60-day DL.
Mar 20 - 1:41 PM

Rangers placed LHP Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Holland underwent microfracture knee surgery in January and is not expected to join the Rangers' starting rotation until after the All-Star break. He's in camp with the Rangers this spring, but only for rehab.
Mar 3 - 3:17 PM

Derek Holland (knee) is aiming to arrive at Rangers camp around February 22, when he gets off crutches.

Holland had microfracture knee surgery in January and will spend his spring doing rehab. He's not expected to join the Texas rotation until after the All-Star break.
Feb 12 - 4:53 PM

Derek Holland (knee) hopes to start riding a stationary bike next week in his recovery from microfracture knee surgery, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

"I feel very good with the way things have been going," Holland said. "But I can't rush anything. I've got to let time take over. I'm trying to do as much as I can. My main thing is I've got to be patient." Holland also said he's uncertain at this point whether he'll report to Arizona for spring training or stay in Texas to continue his rehab when pitchers and catchers report next month. His next big step will be February 20, when he's scheduled to lose the crutches and begin walking. Holland will likely be out until midseason due to the surgery.
Jan 25 - 5:34 PM

Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports that Derek Holland (knee) expects to be off his crutches by February 20.

The 27-year-old southpaw is working hard in his rehab from microfracture knee surgery, and is expected to rejoin the Rangers rotation around midseason. He could be worth a gamble in the later rounds of deeper mixed league drafts, provided there is a DL spot to stash him in for the first half of the season.
Jan 25 - 2:00 PM

Richard Durrett of reports that Derek Holland's left knee surgery last week was a microfracture procedure.

It explains why the Rangers wasted no time in pegging a midseason return for the left-hander. Holland, who was injured when his dog tripped him as he was running up the stairs, had the cartilage behind his left kneecap repaired during the operation. Because it's not a weight-bearing bone, it's possible his absence won't be as long as others that have had microfracture surgery.
Jan 14 - 9:23 PM

Derek Holland is expected to be out until midseason after injuring his left knee in a fall at home and undergoing surgery to repair the damage.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said this won't spur the team to sign a "big ticket" pitcher, such as Masahiro Tanaka. Rather, he said Holland's replacement will likely come from within the organization, such as Robbie Ross. Losing Holland is a big deal for the Rangers, as the lefty is coming off of a career-best season in which he posted a 3.42 ERA in 213 innings of work.
Jan 10 - 6:38 PM

Derek Holland gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday against the Angels.

The Rangers gave Holland an early 5-1 lead, but he didn't last long enough to qualify for the victory. The southpaw struck out four and walked none before Ron Washington brought the hook. While it wasn't an ideal way for his regular season to end, he has taken a big step forward this year, posting a 3.42 ERA and 189/64 K/BB ratio over a career-high 213 innings.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 03:28:00 PM

Derek Holland pitched his seventh career shutout Monday against the Astros for his first win since Aug. 4.

Holland was struggling like most of the Rangers this month, giving up 20 runs -- 17 earned -- in 19 1/3 innings. So, obviously, a start against the Astros was exactly what he needed. This one was decided early on, with the Astros eventually dropping their 10th straight by a 12-0 score. Holland's seven shutouts are a pretty remarkable total given that he has just 49 wins in all. He's 16th on the active list for shutouts. He's actually never had a complete game that wasn't a shutout.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Derek Holland lasted just three-plus innings in Friday’s loss to the Athletics, getting torched for six runs on eight hits.

Holland fanned two and walked one in the game. The A’s jumped on him early with a three-run blast by Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning and didn’t let off the throttle. Josh Donaldson socked a solo homer in the third inning, and a two-run double in the fourth that chased Holland from the nightmare start. He’ll head into Wednesday’s start against the Rays in Tampa Bay with a 3.40 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 174/63 K/BB ratio over 193 1/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Derek Holland lasted just 4 2/3 innings and allowed four runs -- three earned -- in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

Holland yielded five hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while also issuing five free passes. It was an ugly performance that came out of nowhere given that he came in with a 2.49 ERA over his last 12 starts. Holland will try to rebound this weekend in Anaheim.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 07:47:00 PM

Derek Holland allowed two runs over six innings of a no-decision against the Astros on Wednesday.

Holland allowed four hits and three walks and was in line for his 10th win before the bullpen blew the save. The southpaw has allowed five runs in his last four starts spanning 27 innings, with all five of those runs coming at the hands of Astros batters. Holland faces the Mariners in Seattle on Tuesday and will hope for a similar result as the last time he faced them -- Holland held the M's scoreless over seven innings on August 16.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 12:31:00 AM

Derek Holland tossed seven shutout innings Friday against the Rangers, but was handed a no-decision.

Holland was in line for the victory before Neal Cotts gave up a two-run homer to Kyle Seager in the eighth inning. It spoiled an excellent outing for the southpaw, who allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out six. He now owns a 2.95 ERA and 157/49 K/BB ratio over 168 innings over 25 starts this season. He'll hope for better luck next week when he faces the Angels on the road.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Derek Holland threw eight scoreless innings in Sunday's win over Oakland.

It was a dominant performance from Holland, who gave up just four hits and finished with 10 strikeouts. He now has seven quality starts over his last eight outings and currently owns a 3.02 ERA. Holland will have a plus matchup in his next start Saturday against the Astros.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 06:47:00 PM

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