Rangers' Holland might start rehab stint soon

Derek Holland has been out of action for the Texas Rangers nearly all season, as a shoulder issue has limited him to just one inning of work so far in 2015.  Over the weekend, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News passed on some hopeful news regarding Holland's status: he could very well head out on a rehab stint for the Rangers sometime this week, perhaps as soon as Thursday. Grant...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yovani Gallardo Pitches Way Into Trade Chip

Yovani Gallardo was supposed to slot into the Texas Rangers rotation as the number-three starter behind ace Yu Darvish and Derek Holland. Those plans quickly disintegrated after Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery and Holland pitched just one inning before suffering shoulder problems that will keep him out until at least August. Gallardo, once an ace […]
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Texas Rangers have been all over the map this season. A questionable start in April, to a white-hot May, and now an abysmal stretch in June, the Rangers have been the definition of inconsistent. It seems impossible to know this team’s true identity. The Good Adrian Beltre Texas has shown signs of being a top team in baseball. Before Tuesday’s loss to Oakland, the Rangers...
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: starting pitchers edition

The Texas Rangers are in second place in the AL West only three games back of the Astros, and only half a game back of the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot entering Tuesday. With them unexpectedly so close to grabbing a playoff spot and in the middle of the hunt the trade rumors have started. The Rangers have had a weak starting pitching staff due to injuries, and may...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Draft Pitcher, Dillon Tate

Dillon Tate was the first pitcher taken in the 2015 draft Larry Goren/Four Seam Images/AP Images Its been a roller coaster year, thus far, for the Texas Rangers. Their pitching staff was hit by the injury bug early when it was announced that pitcher Yu Darvish would require Tommy John surgery and fellow pitcher Derek Holland was placed on the 60 day DL. Since then Texas experienced...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Pitching Takes Another Hit with Derek Holland Injured

ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 28: Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers throws in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) To say that the Texas Rangers had some questions surrounding their pitching staff entering the season would be like saying that Babe Ruth was...
Via The Sports Journal
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Curse of Nolan Ryan Can Only Be Lifted if the Texas Rangers Win

Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers walks back to the dugout after being taken out of the game against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the seventh inning at Coliseum on September 17, 2014 in Oakland, California (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) For the Texas Rangers, an expression can be heard within the walls of Globe Life Park among fans and players. It all...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers put lefty Holland on 60-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, a day after he went only one inning in the home opener because of a shoulder injury. Outfielder Ryan Rua went on the 15-day DL with a right ankle sprain. Texas recalled right-hander Jon Edwards from Round Rock, and purchased the contract of outfielder Carlos Peguero from...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers place Derek Holland on 60 day DL

The Texas Rangers have placed left handed pitcher Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list. This comes a day after the team shut down the 28-year-old year for the next four to six weeks. Shoulder issues have wrecked Holland’s career over the past few seasons. He missed almost all of the 2014 season and will now miss until late June or early July of this season. Holland’s lone...
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: is the injury curse back already?

The Texas Rangers are in a state of emergency. Starting pitcher Derek Holland, who is due to be the ace for the team, is out after one inning. Holland allowed two hits in his inning of work. Jose Altuve singled and was picked off after George Springer grounded out. Jed Lowrie hit a home run to give the Astros the lead. Holland missed most of last season due to a knee injury. He pitched...
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers starter Holland, OFs Choo, Rua injured vs. Astros

  Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland pitched only one inning in the home opener Friday, and now will be out at least six weeks with a shoulder problem. Holland exited against Houston because of tightness in his left shoulder that was later diagnosed as a sprain. Outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Rua also left the 5-1 loss to the Houston Astros early because of injuries. Holland...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers starter Holland leaves after 1 inning

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Derek Holland has left the home opener for the Texas Rangers after only one inning. There was no immediate reason given for Holland's departure. The left-hander threw just nine pitches before Anthony Bass took over to start the second inning against the Houston Astros. Holland missed the first five months last season after left knee surgery, and was slowed...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Holland gets fresh start in Rangers home opener vs. Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Derek Holland gets a fresh start and manager Jeff Banister makes his home debut for the Texas Rangers on Friday. After missing most of last season while rehabbing from left knee surgery, Holland makes his 2015 debut Friday against the Houston Astros. He also had some left shoulder soreness early this spring, but says he feels great and is ready to go. Holland...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas' Derek Holland pitches 3 scoreless inning in debut

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Derek Holland pitched three scoreless innings in his spring training debut, but Mike Zunino homered twice as the Seattle Mariners and a Texas Rangers split squad played to a 4-4 tie Friday. Holland, who had been restricted to one inning in a B' game because of a sore shoulder, threw 32 pitches, giving up two hits and walking one. Zunino homered off Rangers relievers...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Holland could be in line to start Rangers' home opener

  Derek Holland could be in line to start the Texas Rangers' home opener April 10. The left-hander isn't expected to be ready for the season opener four nights earlier. Holland, who missed most of last season after knee surgery, has been slowed this spring by left shoulder soreness. He threw a bullpen session Wednesday and remained behind the Rangers' other starters in arm strength...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers scratch Holland, but it's 'no biggie,' he says

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from the Texas Rangers' intrasquad game Sunday with a sore shoulder. ''This was not an alarm-bell one,'' Rangers GM Jon Daniels said. ''We'll push him back a day or two.'' Daniels says ''hopefully it is not anything outside of the normal spring soreness for a pitcher. He wants to throw, but we're going to take it from...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers scratch Holland from intrasquad game

The Texas Rangers were quick to downplay the fact that left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from starting Sunday's intrasquad game. So was Holland.  General manager Jon Daniels said Holland was experiencing "normal" spring soreness in his left shoulder and Holland agreed with the diagnosis, although he wanted to still pitch in Sunday's game. "It's just precautionary," Holland...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Holland’s Importance to the Texas Rangers

Derek Holland missed most of the 2014 season with injury issues. The Texas Rangers require a healthy, superb Holland in 2015. (Mandatory Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images) The Texas Rangers were crippled by injuries in 2014. Men went down in heaps as a promising season slipped into bottom dwelling. In addition to Prince Fielder, Shin-Soo Choo and others, Derek Holland was one of the...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #161: Derek Holland | SP | TEX

If you’re enjoying our Top 200 Countdown, don’t forget to pre-order your FREE copy of our 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. That’s 100-plus pages of the best fantasy analysis money can buy, and it’s absolutely free! We didn’t learn much about Derek Holland last season. A “freak accident” cost him nearly the entire year, limiting him to just 37 innings in August...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland forgives dog that injured him and we should too

The holiday season is here. It's a time that brings out the best in people. There's gift giving and good cheer spreading. There's mistletoe kissing and Christmas caroling. There are sweaters, and dreidels, and ladles full of heavily-bourboned egg nog. But most of all, there's forgiveness for the pets and animals that have wronged us throughout the year (That's you, Randy -- I forgive...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Helping others part of game for Rangers Holland

Derek Holland has the same goals just about every big league pitcher has. The Texas left-hander would like to be part of a World Series winner. He'd also like to win a Cy Young Award. And then there's this. "I'd like to win the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award," Holland said. That honor goes to a player for their play as well as their contributions to the community. As busy as...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters, Texas Attorney General Abbott, Rangers pitcher Holland headline AAA Texas 500 Dignitaries

A distinguished but diverse group from varying arenas, ranging from the iconic Harlem Globetrotters to Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, will serve as the dignitaries for Sunday'sAAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Eliminator 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their basketball wizardry and antics around the world since...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland scratched with migraine, won't start Sunday

Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from his Saturday start as the result of a migraine and will not be able to start Sunday either, after there had been some suggestion he would be able to do so. However, Holland could still come out of the bullpen in what is a crucial game in deciding the AL wild card standings, with Oakland just one game ahead of Seattle.After...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland ready to move forward to 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas - There aren't a lot of players on last-place teams who are hoping that the baseball season could last a little longer. Derek Holland is one of the rare exceptions. Holland's tough 2014 season comes to an end Saturday with just six starts at the major-league level. It's not near what he was hoping for after he had microfracture surgery on his left knee in January...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland’s All About The Slider

Look at the list of two-pitch starters these days, and you won’t find any left-handers. That’s probably because lefty starters have to think about opposite-handed hitters more than anyone. That’s probably also why more lefties use changeups than righties — the pitch is more effective against opposite-handed batters. Well, Derek Holland‘s changeup has seen better […]
Via Fangraphs
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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