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Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios, Jake Smolinski, Derek Holland, Geovany Soto

Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios left Wednesday night's game in the third inning after being hit by a pitch on his left quad, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweeted that fellow outfielder Jake Smolinski was also diagnosed with a small fracture in his foot, not just a bone bruise as initially thought:#Rangers rookie OF...
Via MLB Injury News
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Holland sharp in first rehab start

FRISCO, Texas - Derek Holland made this look easy in his first rehab start since microfracture surgery on his left knee. Almost too easy. The Texas left-hander pitched two hitless innings for Double-A Frisco Wednesday, striking out four and walking two in his 33-pitch outing against Midland. Holland was so effective there was little chance for Holland to test his left knee. "...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holland nears start of rehab assignment

Left-hander Derek Holland, who has been out since undergoing microfracture surgery on the left knee in January, is on the verge of beginning a 30-day minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment. Holland rejoined the Texas Rangers on Saturday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday. If all goes will, he will began a rehab assignment with a start at Double-A Frisco...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Holland slated for Wednesday rehab start

ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Holland will make his 2014 pitching debut Wednesday for Double-A Frisco, ending a nearly season long of rehab from microfracture surgery. Holland is slated do fielding drills Sunday, throw a bullpen Monday and then pitch two innings for the Roughriders Wednesday. It's been a long road to pitching in a game for Holland but he's happy to be taking this...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

You Thought “Chicken and Beer” Was Bad?

From The Dallas News: Derek Holland: “Basically, there are two games. One is called pink eye. That is when you just fart in somebody’s face and they can’t flinch. If they move, there is a penalty for it. This all came from Mark Lowe. ‘Fart Bottle Roulette’ is when you get a bunch of little water bottles, fart into one of them, put them in a bag, shuffle it, and than watch...
Via Surviving Grady
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-Startapalooza, Week 16: Don’t Mullet Over, Grab Jacob deGrom

As always, probable pitchers are subject to change.  For a look at all fantasy baseball streamers, click that link. Two-Startapalooza’s back, beoches! Man, I gotta tell yunz, I had a superly-dooperly extended break, and all ya’ll who know me know that there is not one hint of sarcasm in that statement. There were some lessons learned, particularly on the baseball front, although...
Via Razzball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Derek Holland explains their bullpen pass-time 'Fart Bottle Roulette'

Baseball players are disgusting...I know this personally. Ball players are like 12-year-old boys wearing disguises of grown-up men in their 20's and 30's. The bullpen is where the lowest-of-the-low congregate on a daily basis. The baseball bullpen is like that weird corner of the school-yard where the guy with the boogers hanging out of his nose, the dude with the creepy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland describes 'Fart Bottle Roulette'

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland has been in the team's bullpen recently due to injury. Baseball is so boring...they're playing games like fart bottle roulette. [SOB]“Basically, there are two games. One is called pink eye. That is when you just fart in somebody’s face and they can’t flinch,” Holland explained on KRLD-FM 105.3 . “If they move, there is...
Via Bob's Blitz
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Holland And The Rangers Play A Game Called “Fart Bottle Roulette”

On Wednesday, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland went on the radio and told listeners of KRLD-FM about a game called Fart Bottle Roulette. Holland was asked about how pitchers kill time in the bullpen and he brought up two games they play in Texas: Fart Bottle Roulette and Pink Eye. Take it away, Derek: “Basically, there are two games. One is called pink eye. That is when you...
Via The Sideline
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland explains bullpen game called ‘Fart Bottle Roulette’

Day in, day out, game after game, relief pitchers spend a lot of time waiting around for the chance that their name might be called while sitting on their butts in the bullpen. The relievers, save for a couple of catchers and a coach, pretty much spend the entirety of games in isolation, separated from […] The post Derek Holland provides details of Rangers bullpen game called ‘Fart...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Holland hilariously explains fart games Rangers pitchers play in bullpen

Who said major league players have to grow up? After all, each one is making a living by playing a game intended for kids.With that being said, Derek Holland recently revealed the finer points of two farting games his Rangers teammates play in the bullpen. One is called "Pink Eye" and the other "Fart Bottle Roulette." Both are as equally gross as they are comical...
Via Bush League Chronicle
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Play “Fart Bottle Roulette” In The Bullpen

It’s widely known that the Texas Rangers stink in terms of baseball (they’re 38-57). Turns out, they stink in other ways too. In a radio interview with KRLD-FM 105.3, pitcher Derek Holland was asked about the smelly bullpen games his team plays. This was his response: Basically, there are two games. One is called pink eye. That is when you just fart in somebody’s face and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Still plenty of reasons to watch the Rangers

The chances of the Texas Rangers making a run at anything other than mediocrity in the final 67 games of the season are slim. The gambling site Bovada has the Rangers chances of winning the World Series at 750-1. Texas isn't even listed by the site for American League West odds. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot at stake for Texas over the final two-plus months...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

When will Derek Holland return to the Texas Rangers?

Left-handed starting pitcher Derek Holland was playing with his dog one afternoon when suddenly things went south. Holland (49-38, 4.36 ERA) ended up with
Via On-Base Talk
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland has return delayed

Derek Holland's knee injury continues to linger for the Texas Rangers.  John Henry, of the Fortworth Star Telegram is reporting that "his return to the Rangers likely will not occur until late August or September."Having not pitched since last season, the Telegram also reports that "he is expected to make four rehab starts in the minors," and he will not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish hit in head during batting practice

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers appeared to have avoided another bizarre injury Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark. All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish was hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice. Darvish remained on the field and continued to throw, but will be examined by team doctor Keith Meister. Darvish was throwing playing catch in right field when he was struck. Texas...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' first-round pick Brandon Finnegan isn't lacking for confidence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Brandon Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick this year, isn't exactly expecting a long stay in the minor leagues. In fact, Finnegan boldly believes he could pitch in the big leagues right now. "I have confidence in myself," Finnegan said. That may be true, but the Royals will take the sensible route anyway, sending Finnegan this...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland still waiting to go on rehab

The Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins on Saturday by the score of 5-0 behind shutout pitching of Yu Darvish and Neal Cotts. Darvish struck out 10 and allowed only four hits, in eight innings. Adrian Beltre had three hits for the Rangers in the winning effort. The shutout was an excellent sign for a staff that is 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The staff should get...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland throws simulated game

Rangers left-hander Derek Holland, sidelined following microfracture knee surgery in January, completed a simulated game early Saturday but isn't scheduled to be sent out for a rehab assignment. Rangers manager Ron Washington said Holland did what he was asked to do during the 67-pitch session, which was designed primarily to test Holland's ability to field his position.
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland progresses in sim game but no rehab yet

ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Holland did everything he could in his 67-pitch simulated game to try and show he was ready to go out on a rehab assignment. That assignment will have to wait. The Rangers have decided that Holland, who is rehabbing from microfracture surgery on his left knee, will remain in Arlington next week while the Rangers are on the road. The club will decide the next...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Top fantasy baseball pickups

If you are looking to pick up a player to help out your fantasy team, but don’t know who to snag, here are a few guys who are likely available to help. 1.  Derek Holland, SP Texas Rangers – Holland is projected to make his season debut somewhere around the All-Star break, so if you don’t mind waiting that long, and have an open DL slot, he could be your guy.  Holland is only...
Via Sports-Glory
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland not ready for rehab

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...
Via MLB Injury News
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Derek Holland not ready for rehab assignment

After running through around fifteen minutes of fielding drills before Wednesday’s game, Rangers manager Ron Washington said starting pitcher Derek Holland isn’t ready for a rehab assignment yet. “He’s not ready for rehab, so he’s got to work,” Washington said. “He’s better, but he’s not ready for competition.” While he said he believes he is ready, Holland...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland no closer to rejoining Rangers' rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas - The injury-ravaged Rangers could really use Derek Holland back in the rotation, and Holland really wants to go on a rehab assignment. However, there will be no rush job after Holland tested his surgically repaired left knee Monday in a workout in front of manager Ron Washington. "The leg was a little stiff here and there on some of the things I was doing,...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Draft Kenny Powers Look-Alike (Photos)

The New York Yankees in the 14th round of the MLB Draft selected a pitcher out of West Virginia University named Sean Carley. Look at the interesting comparison between him and the Eastbound & Down character, “Kenny Powers,” who is played by Danny McBride. Yankees took Sean Carley in the 14th round. This is him. Looks familiar, huh? pic.twitter.com/kyPOZdsxV3 — The Cubs...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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