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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 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. Sep 22 - 11:04 PM

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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.
Sep 18 - 1:57 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.
Sep 13 - 12:06 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.
Sep 7 - 8:23 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.
Sep 2 - 11:11 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.
Aug 30 - 4:18 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.
Aug 25 - 8:07 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.
Aug 23 - 4:25 PM

Rangers manager Ron Washington doesn't expect Derek Holland (knee) to be activated from the disabled list until September.

"To see what he’s got," Washington said. "If he keeps progressing, you’ll see him." Holland says he's ready to go after throwing 87 pitches in five-plus innings in his latest rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock. However, the club wants him to make one more start in the minors before he rejoins the big league rotation. Holland, of course, is coming back from microfracture knee surgery. "I feel like I’m ready, but that’s up to them," Holland said. "I can’t decide too much. They have to figure out what the call is. I’m ready. The whole thing down there was just making sure I could finish and go as long as I could. I feel good."
Aug 20 - 3:00 PM

Derek Holland (knee) was blasted for four runs over just one inning Monday with Triple-A Round Rock in his second minor league rehab start.

Holland was supposed to go three innings, but he needed 42 pitches to record three outs. The southpaw allowed four hits (including back-to-back home runs) and one walk while striking out three batters. Holland called it an "upsetting" start, but he was pleased with his offspeed pitches and his fastball clocked in at 94 mph. Still, he appears likely to stay in the minors for the full 30 days, putting him on track to join the Rangers' rotation in late August.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Aug 5 - 12:29 PM

Derek Holland threw 33 pitches over two scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

Holland didn't allow a hit over his two innings, walking two while striking out four. His next start will come Monday with Triple-A Round Rock. Holland will continue to build up his endurance and his pitch count with an eye on a late August return.
Jul 30 - 11:35 PM

Derek Holland (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday if he gets through a bullpen session Monday with no issues.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted that the Rangers considered before the second half began shutting Holland down for the season, but they obviously decided against it. The lefty has been out all year following left knee surgery. He should rejoin the rotation in late August if all goes well. "You start thinking about what’s most important," Daniels said. "With that being said, he has worked out so hard to come back. I think there is some benefit to him from a mental standpoint to see the light at the end of the tunnel."
Jul 27 - 12:02 PM

Derek Holland (knee) isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation until late August or early September.

Holland hasn't been shy about saying that he thinks he's ready to return now, but the Rangers are proceeding extra cautiously with the left-hander. He's been sent to the team's spring training facility and will throw three more live batting practice sessions before being re-evaluated. It's possible he'll begin a rehab assignment after that. "That is the way we planned it right now," pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "When you put stuff on paper, you’re conservative. If he accelerates it, that’s good. But we don’t want to do too much too soon and have a setback. There is a difference between throwing on the side and throwing in game conditions. You can’t simulate game conditions."
Jul 13 - 11:29 AM

Derek Holland (knee) said Thursday that he hasn't been told when he'll begin a rehab assignment.

It was reported Wednesday that he would begin one after the All-Star break. That may very well happen, but the left-hander doesn't know for sure yet. "I haven't heard anything, but the only thing I don't want happen is I'm out there for just two innings and 35 pitches," Holland said. "That better not happen. I have been throwing 80-pitch bullpens." The Rangers are expected to put Holland through more fielding drills over the weekend in order to test his surgically-repaired knee. If that goes well, he seems likely to be cleared to pitch in games.
Jul 10 - 8:24 PM

Derek Holland (knee) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment after the All-Star break.

Holland will throw live batting practice over the weekend, and he's tentatively scheduled to make his first rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on July 23. From there he'll build stamina much like a pitcher just beginning spring training, meaning he won't be back with the Rangers until sometime in August.
Jul 9 - 6:34 PM

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