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45 Derek Holland SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/193 | Birthdate: 10/9/1986 | Birthplace: Newark, OH | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Texas | College: Wallace State CC AL (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 24/0 | Average Draft Position: 260.25
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Derek Holland slated for a rehab start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, according to FoxSports.com.

Holland will pitch with the team's Double-A affiliate in Frisco. He's expected to go two innings. Holland is attempting to come back from a knee injury. 


Derek Holland nearing start of rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (knee) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday, and could go on a minor-league rehab assignment shortly after, the Dallas Morning News reports Saturday. Holland is expected to join the Texas rotation around the end of August.

Derek Holland continues rebound with bullpen session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rangers left-hander Derek Holland threw live batting practice Saturday as he continues to work his way back from a knee injury that has kept him sidelined all season, per MLB.com.

Holland is expected to join the Texas rotation around the end of August.


Derek Holland's first rehab start scheduled for late July


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(7/13/2014) Rangers lefty Derek Holland will go to Arizona on Friday to continue his throwing program, then is tentatively scheduled to begin a rehab assignment July 28 with Double-A Frisco, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The paper said Holland's first start for Frisco would encompass two innings and about 35 pitches.

“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."

Holland has yet to pitch this season following offseason knee surgery.


Derek Holland hasn't been informed when he'll begin a rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (knee) has not been informed when he'll begin a minor-league rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

"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."

Report: Derek Holland out until at least late August


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (knee) isn't ready to begin a rehab assignment after all, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Holland was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on July 22 or 23, but the date has been pushed back, according to a source.

The Rangers aren't expecting Holland to return until late August at the earliest. He is expected to make four rehab starts before coming off the DL.


Derek Holland to begin rehab assignment soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is set to begin a rehab assignment following the All-Star Game, according to the Dallas Morning News

Holland is unlikely to return until sometime in August. Holland's first start is slated to come July 23 at Triple-A. He'll toss two innings, and is expected to throw about 35 pitches. Holland has been out all season due to a knee injury. 


Derek Holland able to get through simulated game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland was able to get through a simulated game Saturday.

Holland threw 67 pitches over three innings during the outing. Despite the progress, Holland is not ready to begin a rehab assignment just yet. Holland is attempting to return after offseason knee surgery. 


Derek Holland set to pitch simulated game Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Rangers sidelined starter Derek Holland will throw a simulated game Saturday as he ramps up his recovery from a knee injury. The team has not considered shutting him down for the rest of the season, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Holland has not pitched this year.


Derek Holland hopes to be cleared for game action soon


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland believes he is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, but the Dallas Morning News reports Tuesday he likely has one more hurdle before he can.

Holland tossed a 75-pitch simulated game at the team's spring training complex in Arizona, as he continues to work his way back from a knee injury. He will go in front of team doctors and coaches to go through a pitcher's fielding practice Wednesday, at which time he might be cleared.

"We will see him before we do anything," manager Ron Washington said. "We want to see what his progress is there. The last time, I just didn’t see a leg that was normal."

Holland tested the knee 10 days ago and was not cleared, but hopes the added time will help him strengthen the knee.

"I feel like I’ve cleared the last hurdle to be able to go out," Holland said. "I'm ready to pitch. Then I've got to go down to the minors and show them that I can help the team."


Derek Holland throws 75 pitches Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland, who has been out all season with a knee injury, threw a 75-pitch live batting practice session Monday, according to FOX Sports Southwest.

Derek Holland throws live batting practice Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland (knee) threw live batting practice on Friday in Arizona, MLB.com reports. He is expected to throw another session Wednesday and then be re-evaluated moving forward. If all goes well, the next step will be a minor-league rehab assignment.

Derek Holland not ready for rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland will head back to Arizona to continue his recovery, after the team determined his left knee is not ready for rehab assignment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.  

Holland is expected to rejoin the team on June 24.


Derek Holland could be ready for rehab stint next week


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rangers southpaw Derek Holland will throw another bullpen session Sunday and work on his fielding Monday, ESPN has reported. If all goes well, he can begin a minor league rehab stint.

Holland has been sidelined all season following knee surgery.


Derek Holland able to throw bullpen session Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland was able to get through a bullpen session Friday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Holland tossed 70 pitches during the session. He felt good after the session, but still needs to get some more work in before he's ready for a rehab assignment. Holland is coming off knee surgery.


Derek Holland testing knee, still a ways away


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland hopes to be cleared to go out on a minor-league rehab assignment within two weeks, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Wednesday.

Holland put in his most extensive on-field workout Wednesday since suffering a knee injury, and came through it well. He took part in pitchers fielding practice along with agility drills in order to test his left knee.

"Everything was much more improved," Holland said. "The next step is still up to them. I don’t have a say. There's still some things that we have to take care of. This is coming from me, but I'm hoping after this road trip and the next homestand I can get out of here. I'm trying to push for sooner."

Holland still has to push off his left leg while fielding, something manager Ron Washington identified as a problem area right now. The injury is not currently an issue while he pitches in bullpen sessions.


Derek Holland still limited to bullpen sessions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Rangers lefty Derek Holland continues to throw only bullpen sessions while he works to strengthen his surgically-repaired left knee in the weight room, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The biggest issue is Holland's ability to stop quickly after running, the report said

"We haven’t really tested it," he said. "I think by the end of the week, we’re going to be trying for the whole stopping thing."


Rangers pump the brakes on Derek Holland's rehab plans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told reporters the club is "tapping the brakes" on any plans of having pitcher Derek Holland start a minor-league rehab assignment next week, according to the Dallas Morning News.

After undergoing some recent tests, doctors have indicated that Holland still needs to buld more strength in his surgically-repaired knee before he starts a rehab assignment. Daniels hopes to have him back for the second half of the season, but has not ruled out an earlier return.

Derek Holland closing in on rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland tossed three innings in a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday and told MLB.com on Friday that he is closing in on a minor-league rehab assignment.

"My arm felt great," Holland said. "I was able to command my fastball, my slider looked great, my changeup was great. My curve was bad, but that's my worst pitch."

Holland will throw a bullpen session on Saturday before the team decides his next move. If he begins his rehab work, he'll need at least three or four starts in the minors before he is ready to return to the rotation, according to the report.


Derek Holland to throw simulated game Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland will throw a three-inning simulated game at the team's spring-training facility in Arizona Thursday, FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

Holland has been working to strengthen his knee after undergoing surgery in January. On the 60-day disabled list, the starting pitcher won't be back with the team until at least early June.


Derek Holland still regaining strength in his knee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) The Rangers are taking a cautious approach with pitcher Derek Holland in his recovery from knee surgery.

Holland, who is rehabbing in Arizona, has been limited to live batting practice and agility drills. The left-hander won't be able to pitch in games until he regains some strength in his knee, MLB.com reports. Last week, Holland told the Star-Telegram that his arm is at 100 percent, but his knee is approximately 80 percent.

"We're pleased where his arm is but we're not putting him in games until we feel more comfortable about his ability to field his position," assistant general manager Thad Levine said.

Derek Holland will throw bullpen Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland went through fielding drills at first base with manager Ron Washington on Monday. He is expected to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday before continuing his rehab in the team's spring complex in Arizona later in the week, the Star-Telegram reports.

Holland told the paper his arm is at 100 percent, but his knee is approximately 80 percent.

Derek Holland throws live batting practice Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland threw live batting practice in Arizona Saturday for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in January, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Holland is gradually working his way back after repairing a torn meniscus. He could be back in game action by June, though the team will move slowly with his rehab.


Derek Holland still not ready to face hitters


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland has been throwing bullpen sessions in Arizona, but is not yet ready to face hitters, MLB.com reports Friday. Holland is working his way back from January knee surgery and remains without a timetable.

"The arm is ahead of the knee. We've got to get the legs in shape," general manager Jon Daniels said.

Derek Holland throws 25 pitches Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland threw 25 pitches Wednesday, the team announced.

It was Holland's first throwing session since undergoing knee surgery in January. He's expected to throw again Saturday at the team's spring-training facility in Arizona.