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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland, Miles Mikolas


By on 8/31/2014 10:00:00 PM

The Texas Rangers will be bringing starting pitcher Derek Holland off the disabled list for his first start of the season during their series with the Kansas City Royals.  However, starting pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his start yesterday due to shoulder fatigue.

The struggling Texas Rangers will be able to bring starting pitcher Derek Holland on to the active roster when rosters expand tomorrow, September 1.  Holland has been on the disabled list all season after he had surgery on his left knee in early January after he fell at home.  According to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas News, Holland completed his six game minor league injury rehab on Thursday with a 5.57 ERA, allowing five homers in 15 1/3 innings.  Rangers manager Ron Washington believes that getting Holland back now will help him fully adjust to pitching on his repaired knee.
The injuries continue to bother the Rangers, however.  John Blake, the Executive Vice President of Communications for the Rangers, tweeted on Friday that Miles Mikolas would not make his Saturday start because of right shoulder fatigue.  Mikolas is 2-5 in 10 starts with a 6.44 ERA this season.  Robbie Ross was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and went five no-hit innings in the Rangers loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday.

The Rangers start a series with the Kansas City Royals on Monday.  They have the worst record in Major League Baseball at 53-83.

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