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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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The White Sox have placed LHP Derek Holland on release waivers.
It's just a formality, as Holland is a near-lock to pass through and become a free agent. The southpaw has been one of the worst pitchers in the majors this year, putting up a 6.16 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over 26 starts and three relief appearances. Sep 5 - 2:02 PM

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Derek Holland let in five runs in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

He surrendered eight hits including a two-run bomb served up to outfielder Eddie Rosario. The veteran left-hander issued four walks and recorded four strikeouts. He is now 7-14 with an unsightly 6.16 ERA and a league-worst 1.70 WHIP.
Aug 31 - 1:06 AM

Derek Holland yielded just one run on three hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Holland was not perfect in this one -- he walked four -- but the Twins were unable to knock him for anything more than a solo home run by Byron Buxton in the sixth inning. He had been demolished for 14 runs on 13 hits in his last two starts (covering just 4 2/3 frames) before he turned in Thursday's surprise performance. Holland will bring a 6.05 ERA and 1.68 WHIP into a home showdown with these same Twins in his next scheduled outing.
Aug 24 - 11:06 PM

Derek Holland was rocked for seven runs on six hits over 2 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Holland walked four and struck out one in the rough outing. Six of the seven runs on his line scored in the third inning, with the big blow coming in the form of a three-run home run by Rougned Odor. He has surrendered 14 runs on 13 hits over just 4 2/3 innings in his last two outings. The veteran southpaw will carry a bloated 6.07 ERA and 1.68 WHIP into a home start against the Twins next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 20 - 12:26 AM

Derek Holland was clobbered in Sunday's loss to the Royals, giving up seven runs on seven hits in his two-plus innings of work.

Holland also issued three walks and struck out two in the rough outing. The Royals pushed four runs across against him in the second inning then three more before he recorded an out in the third. Holland now sports a miserable 5.68 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season. He'll hope for better when he takes on the Rangers in Arlington on Saturday.
Aug 13 - 5:56 PM

Derek Holland managed to earn his sixth victory of the season despite allowing three runs on five hits and seven walks in 5 2/3 innings against the Astros.

Holland struck out five on the night. All of the damage against him came on a three-run double off the bat of Alex Bregman in the second inning. He'll carry a troublesome 5.25 ERA and 1.58 WHIP into Sunday's matchup against the Royals.
Aug 8 - 11:57 PM

Derek Holland allowed two earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Holland walked four batters and surrendered five hits, including a solo homer to Steve Pearce in the top of the sixth inning. The left-hander is now 5-11 on the season with a 5.29 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 85/51 K/BB ratio in 112 1/3 innings. He'll take on the first-place Astros next.
Aug 2 - 5:29 PM

Derek Holland was knocked around for six runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Indians.

Holland allowed two runs through the first four innings before falling apart in the fifth. He walked in a run before being pulled from the game. The 30-year-old southpaw has failed to complete five innings in three out of his last five starts and has a 5.42 ERA on the year. His strong start to the season is but a distant memory.
Jul 29 - 1:50 AM's Mark Feinsand reports that Derek Holland is drawing some interest.

Holland has had an up-and-down season, posting a 5.12 ERA and 82/42 K/BB ratio over 102 innings for the White Sox. However, apparently that hasn't stopped teams from asking Chicago about the left-hander. Feinsand adds that Melky Cabrera has not been drawing much interest but could be dealt in August.
Jul 28 - 3:03 PM

Derek Holland wasn't at his best on Sunday, surrendering three runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Royals.

Holland also walked three while striking out only one on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came in the fourth inning where Whit Merrifield, Jorge Bonifacio and Eric Hosmer launched back-to-back-to-back solo homers. Holland now sports an uninspiring 5.21 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season. He'll hope for better results when he takes on the Indians at home on Friday.
Jul 23 - 5:32 PM

Derek Holland struggled in Sunday's no-decision against the the Mariners, allowing six runs (Five earned) on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Holland struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The bulk if the damage came during a four-run uprising in the fifth inning that included a three-run homer from Danny Valencia. He'll carry a troublesome 5.18 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Sunday's matchup against the Royals in Kansas City.
Jul 16 - 5:38 PM

Derek Holland allowed eight hits and seven runs over four innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Coors Field has ruined better pitchers than Holland, and the southpaw felt its effects Friday. Holland gave up two homers among his eight hits allowed, also walking two and striking out just two. After a surprising start to the year, the 30-year-old will carry a 5.01 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into the All-Star break. Holland has lost six of his last seven decisions.
Jul 8 - 2:20 AM

Derek Holland struggled Saturday in Chicago’s loss to the Rangers, allowing five hits, five runs and two walks over 5 1/3 innings.

He racked up six strikeouts while throwing 63 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The left-hander held his own over the first four frames but went off the rails in the fifth, letting up three runs with two of those coming on a home run by Elvis Andrus. Holland was on a roll to begin the year but has struggled mightily over his last six starts, going 1-4 with a 9.33 ERA during that stretch. He’ll try to end the first half on a high note Friday at Colorado.
Jul 1 - 6:50 PM

Derek Holland pitched well in a no-decision against the Athletics on Sunday, allowing just one run on four hits over six-plus innings of work.

The veteran left-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing two walks. The only damage against him came on an RBI double off the bat of Jed Lowrie in the seventh inning. Holland has been brutally inconsistent this season, registering a 4.26 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 70/34 K/BB ratio across 82 1/3 innings. He'll take on these same Athletics on Wednesday in Oakland.
Jun 25 - 5:47 PM

Derek Holland was crushed in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, giving up seven runs on nine hits in only 2 2/3 innings.

Holland struck out three and walked one in the abbreviated outing. The Twins scored a pair in the first inning on a two-run homer by Miguel Sano then rallied for five to chase the left-hander in the third. After a strong start to the season, he has come crashing back to Earth, sporting a 4.48 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Sunday when he takes on the Athletics.
Jun 21 - 12:24 AM

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