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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland not ready for rehab

By on 6/10/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Texas Rangers begin a series tonight against the Miami Marlins coming off an embarrassing 17-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The loss dropped the Rangers to 31-33, eight games out in the American League West. The pitching staff has struggled all season and is now 30th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Desperate to get some pitching stability, the Rangers will have to wait even longer for Derek Holland, as he is still not ready for a rehab assignment.

As reported by Travis L. Brown at, Holland went through drills and the Rangers staff knew that he wasn't ready yet for a rehab assignment. Holland believes he is ready, but concedes that his leg was still stiff covering first base and fielding bunts down the base lines.
“I guess it just wasn’t as good. It was their opinion. I’m going to go by them. They want to make sure everything is right. I do, too. I want it to be a one-time thing. I don’t want this to be a thing that I have to go back on the DL. I want to get it right the first time.”
Holland, who has been out since mid-January after injuring his knee at home, will be send to Arizona on Wednesday to throw live batting practice.  He needs to continue to work on the leg strength of his surgically repaired left knee and is expected to return from Arizona on June 24.

Holland was selected by the Rangers in the 26th round of the 2006 amateur draft.  He made his Major League debut on April 22, 2009 but struggled his rookie season to an 8-12 record and a very high 6.12 ERA.  He won a career high 16 games in 2011 and last season he had a career high 189 strikeouts, 213 innings and a 3.42 ERA. Holland is 49-38 with a 4.36 ERA in 141 career games spanning 782 innings

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