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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) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
He's slated for three rehab outings, as he'll go to Double-A Frisco for his second start and then back to Round Rock for his third. Assuming all goes well, Holland should rejoin the Rangers' rotation at that point. He's been on the shelf nearly all season due to a subscapular strain in his left shoulder. Jul 27 - 5:04 PM

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Derek Holland (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment before the end of next week.

He's scheduled to throw live batting practice on Saturday and then a bullpen session early in the week. If all goes well with both of those, he'll be cleared to begin what is expected to be a lengthy rehab assignment. Realistically, he won't be an option for the Rangers rotation until mid-August at the earliest.
Jul 24 - 9:11 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to throw another session of live batting practice on Saturday.

There remains no clear timetable on a minor league rehab assignment for the southpaw, but it could come next week if everything goes well over the weekend. He has been sidelined since early April due to a left shoulder strain.
Jul 23 - 9:06 PM

Derek Holland threw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his April shoulder surgery.

Holland is now just a couple steps away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment and he could become an option for the Rangers' rotation by the middle of August if he can avoid physical setbacks. The oft-sidelined left-hander has logged only seven major league appearances since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Jul 21 - 4:36 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to throw a live batting practice session early next week.

It will be his first time facing hitters since he went down with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder in early April. Holland isn't far off from a rehab assignment but isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation until early- to mid-August.
Jul 17 - 12:07 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) isn't expected back before early- to mid-August.

The Rangers are proceeding cautiously as Holland works his way back from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The left-hander will throw his third bullpen session Sunday since the injury but isn't ready to face hitters yet. He's been out since early April and will need a relatively lengthy rehab assignment.
Jul 12 - 12:18 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw 30 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Sunday.

He's scheduled to repeat the process again on Tuesday and Thursday, and if all goes well he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Holland remains on track to rejoin the Rangers rotation in late July.
Jul 5 - 5:53 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since he went down with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder in early April. There's currently no timetable for Holland's return, but he should be able to begin a rehab assignment before long.
Jul 3 - 5:47 PM

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

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

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