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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: 6 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 44/26 | Average Draft Position: 260.21
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Derek Holland settles for no-decision Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland wasn't a factor into the decision Friday night against the Braves. He allowed one run on eight hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 2-1 victory.

Over his first three starts covering 21 innings, Holland has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 0.86 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP since making his season debut. He will make his next start Thursday at Oakland.

Derek Holland shines in second start since DL stint


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland threw seven scoreless innings in his second start since coming off the disabled list following knee surgery. Holland (1-0) blanked the Mariners on six hits, striking out five and walking none in a 1-0 victory.

Holland has allowed one run in 14 innings over his two starts. His third start has not been officially scheduled.


Derek Holland pitches well in season debut


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland turned in a strong start in his season debut Tuesday against the Royals. 

Holland gave up one run on six hits over seven innings. He struck out six and did not issue any walks during the outing. Holland gave up his only run in the third inning. After a leadoff double, the Royals managed to advance a runner to third on a sac bunt. Norichika Aoki would double in the only run of the game against Holland. Holland would work his way out of the inning without giving up any additional runs. He threw 105 pitches during the outing.

Holland earned a no-decision for his efforts. He'll take on the Mariners in his next start.


Derek Holland brought off 60-day DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) The Rangers activated pitcher Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list Saturday, well ahead of his season debut later in the week.

Holland, who has yet to pitch this season while recovering from knee surgery, will start Tuesday against the Royals. He posted a 4.43 ERA in 20 1/3 innings on his minor-league rehab assignment. 


Derek Holland to make first start Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland will make his season debut Tuesday against the Royals, MLB.com reports Friday.

Holland, who has yet to pitch in the majors while recovering from knee surgery, made his final rehab start Thursday. He will make his debut Tuesday, though it is not clear whether he is expected to remain in the rotation through the end of the season or not.

Holland had a 4.43 ERA in 20 1/3 innings during his six rehab starts. He put together his best major-league season a year ago, recording a career-low 3.42 ERA in 213 innings, while striking out 189 batters, also a career-best mark. 


Derek Holland ready after final rehab start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland's rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock Thursday should be his last one, according to ESPN.com.

Holland, who is recovering from knee surgery which has cost him his entire season so far, had his last start scratched due to a back injury. However, he said he did not feel the back was an issue Thursday, and feels ready to pitch in the majors.

"I felt good," Holland said. "I think the big thing was to just test my back and make sure everything was OK with that from there. I felt good and continue to pound the zone and just getting myself ready, that's the main thing. Just to get back to make sure I'm ready to go." 

The team currently does not have a plan for getting Holland into the rotation in the majors, but the report indicates it could happen at some time in the next week. 


Derek Holland throws 98 pitches during rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland tossed 98 pitches during a rehab start Thursday.

Holland allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. He gave up two home runs during the appearance. Despite the performance, Holland managed to pick up a win. He was scratched from his previous start due to back spasms. 


Derek Holland to be activated following rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland will join the major-league club following his next rehab start, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Holland will make his next rehab start Thursday. He was scratched from his Sunday start due to back spasms. Holland has missed the entire season while recovering from knee surgery. 


Derek Holland expected to make Triple-A start Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is expected to make a rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Holland was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday due to back spasms, but the setback looks to have only cost him a couple days. He has yet to pitch for the Rangers this season while recovering from knee surgery.


Derek Holland scratched from rehab start with back issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Back spasms will prevent Rangers rehabbing lefty Derek Holland from making his rehab start on Sunday. The setback could push back his timetable to return to the big leagues this season.

Holland has been sidelined all year after undergoing knee surgery.


Derek Holland could start Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland could make his first start of the season Thursday against the Mariners, according to the Dallas Morning News

Holland was able to go 87 pitches during his most recent rehab start. Following the game, he declared himself ready to pitch in the majors. The club will need a fifth starter Tuesday with Yu Darvish sidelined. Holland is being considered for that start. 

Holland has been sidelined the entire season after having offseason surgery on his knee. 


Derek Holland: I'm ready to return to Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Left-hander Derek Holland appears destined to pitch at some point for the Rangers this season, but it won't be Sunday despite an open rotation spot, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Holland threw 87 pitches Tuesday in his latest rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock. He allowed two earned runs and fanned seven in five-plus innings. He then declared himself ready to return after knee surgery prevented him from pitching in the bigs all season.

"I feel like I'm ready, but that's up to them," Holland said. "I can't decided too much. They have to figure out that the call is. I'm ready. The whole things down there was just making sure I could finish and go as long as I could. I feel good."

Ron Washington has expressed optimism that Holland will eventually pitch for him in 2014. "If he keeps progressing, you'll see him," he said.


Derek Holland still needs time on rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland made his fourth rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, and he made it through just three-plus innings with a pitch count of 72.

Holland was tagged for three runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings, while striking out four batters. Manager Ron Washington told ESPN.com Holland still needs time on his rehab assignment, but could push his pitch count to 85-90 pitches next time out.

Holland has yet to pitch for the Rangers this season, due to left knee surgery. 


Derek Holland pitches two innings in rehab debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland struck out four and walked two in two scoreless innings in his rehab debut with Double-A Frisco Wednesday.

Holland was playing in his first game this season after dealing with a knee injury. If all goes well during rehab, he could return to the Rangers rotation in the last few weeks of August.


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.