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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 be cleared to resuming throwing off a mound when he has a follow-up MRI on July 3.
Holland is currently long-tossing from 120 feet and having no issues. "We’re going very slow, not by my choice," Holland said. "After the MRI we’re hitting the gas pedal." The left-hander isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation until at least late July. Jun 24 - 10:35 AM

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Derek Holland is scheduled to start another two-week throwing program after an MRI showed continued healing in his shoulder.

Good news for Holland, who has been out since early April with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder. While he'll start ramping things up now, he'll have to have another follow-up MRI before being cleared to throw off a mound. There's no clear timetable for his return.
Jun 18 - 5:57 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is hoping to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late July.

It's a rough timetable, as Holland won't be cleared to resume throwing off a mound until at least later this week. "Let’s just stick with the last of July, not even get into August because I’m going to do everything I can to get back before that," he said. "I feel great throwing, no setbacks. Nothing at all has bothered me; the ball is coming out of the hand really good. I feel great."
Jun 14 - 12:08 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) won't be cleared to resume throwing from a mound until at least June 19.

Holland had another MRI last Friday that showed continued healing with his shoulder, but he'll remain limited to flat-ground work for now. There's no timetable for the left-hander's return.
Jun 8 - 10:53 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) hopes to be cleared to ramp up his throwing program after undergoing an MRI Friday.

Holland resumed playing catch last week and will throw Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. He could presumably be cleared to throw off a mound if the MRI shows sufficient healing with his left shoulder. Holland is hoping to return before the All-Star break.
May 31 - 2:28 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) made 20 throws at a distance of 60 feet without issue on Thursday.

It's the first time the southpaw has thrown since hitting the disabled list with a strained shoulder. He's still several weeks away from a potential return, but it's a first step in the right direction.
May 28 - 7:11 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to resume throwing Thursday.

He'll start with games of catch before eventually stepping back atop a mound. Holland strained the subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder in his major league debut and remains out indefinitely. The 28-year-old southpaw can be dropped in most standard fantasy leagues.
May 28 - 3:53 PM

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

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

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