Our own Darius Austin reported on August 27 that Holland was scheduled to return to the Texas Rangers rotation following his rehab start on Thursday. Holland was scratched from he planned start on Sunday due to back spasms, but will be back next week when rosters expand, barring a setback.
An update on Holland, as reported by Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, is that Holland pitched 5 2/3 innings in his final rehab start, allowing three earned runs on six hits with five strikeout and two walks for Triple-A Round Rock.
Holland, who thew 98 pitches, is expected to be back with the Rangers today and be activated next week. It is uncertain when he'll make his first start.
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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