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Mike Maddux says talks with Rangers are positive

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux's contract ends Friday and his status beyond that is uncertain. Maddux has termed his conversations with new manager Jeff Banister as positive and is hopeful for a return. "Jeff and I have had positive talks," Maddux said briefly. The Rangers need Maddux because of the issues with the pitching staff. You have to ignore the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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

Fantasy Roundup: Holland’s Return

In early January Derek Holland had microfracture surgery on his left knee to repair torn cartilage behind the kneecap. At first he was only expected to miss half of the season, but other setbacks delayed his 2014 debut until September 2. After watching his first two starts I couldn’t tell he missed any time at all. The fastball velocity was intact. The command and quality of the...
Via Baseball Professor
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland gives Rangers hope for 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas - The list of questions the Texas Rangers will have following a disastrous 2014 season is a long one. None of those should have anything to do with Derek Holland. Holland, making his second start since returning from left knee surgery, was once again sharp in a 1-0 victory over Seattle that helped the club snap an eight-game losing streak. Holland, who hadn't...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Washington Resigns As Rangers Manager To Handle ‘Personal Matter’

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ron Washington gathered his players for what they thought would be another team meeting in a surprisingly dreary season. Instead, the Texas Rangers manager delivered the biggest shock of all: He was stepping down immediately. Washington resigned Friday, saying he needed to devote his full attention to an “off-the-field personal matter.” The announcement came...
Via NESN.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 6-8

There’s only a few weeks left in the 2014 MLB season, and this week’s version of the Weekend SP Rankings has a fairly robust Monday slate with 24 probable starters. On Saturday, David Price and Madison Bumgarner face off in an interleague battle of the aces that hurts both of their win chances (and rankings). On Sunday, Derek Holland tops the list on a very weak day of pitching...
Via Baseball Professor
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland pitches seven strong in season debut

Derek Holland made his season debut on Tuesday night holding the Kansas City Royals to one run in seven innings of work. Holland, 27, was left with a no decision after allowing ix hits and recording six strikeouts. The only bad part of the outing for Holland was that the Rangers offense simply could not figure out Jeremy Guthrie who matched him on the score board. Eventually the...
Via Tireball.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers set record for players used in MLB season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) This was not the kind of record-setting season Rangers manager Ron Washington envisioned. When left-hander Derek Holland took the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, he became the 60th player that Texas has used this year, breaking a tie with three other teams for the most used in a single season in major league history. The Indians and Padres...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Sep 1

First off, sorry for the two-day absence of this daily post. We had some technical difficulties as last week wound to a close that prevented us from generating our daily rankings, but those issues have been sorted out and today we’re back in business with Tuesday’s rankings! Derek Holland is back after making six minor league rehab starts. His reward? The first place Royals...
Via Baseball Professor
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland, Miles Mikolas

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...
Via MLB Injury News
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Derek Holland

The Rangers on Saturday announced that left-hander Derek Holland has been activated from the 60-day disabled list. Holland will make his first start of the 2014 season on Tuesday against the Royals. Holland has been sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in January.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland completes final rehab start

The Texas Rangers fell to 52-81 on the season following a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday. Injuries have decimated the Rangers all season, as 10 players are currently on the 60-day DL, with 14 players total on the disabled list. There is a bit of good news on the injury front, as pitcher Derek Holland made his final rehab start last night and should be activated next...
Via MLB Injury News
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland scratched from rehab start with back spasms

The disastrous season for the Texas Rangers continues to get worse.  Derek Holland, who they had hoped would be one of their top pitchers, has been scratched from his final rehab start with back spasms.Derek Holland has been scratched from his rehab start for Round Rock at Las Vegas on Sunday due to back spasms. Next start to be determined— John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 23...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland: “I feel like I’m ready”

The Texas Rangers have listed TBA as their starting pitcher for Sunday against Kansas City, though right-hander Miles Mikolas is the front-runner to get the start on normal rest. They will also need a starter at some point during the three-game series at Seattle next week, Tuesday if Mikolas and Nick Martinez stay on schedule. It’s possible that the Rangers could dip into the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland making slow progress on return to Texas Rangers

Left-hander Derek Holland, recovering from off-season micro-fracture surgery on the left knee, pitched into the sixth inning of an injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock against Tacoma of the Seattle organization on Tuesday night. Ron Washington might order no full swings from Nick Martinez to avoid injury in Miami Ron Washington: 'I'm backing off' idea...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Nick Tepesch, Derek Holland

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland struggled in his second rehab start in an attempt to return from offseason knee surgery, per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Sullivan also reports that pitcher Nick Tepesch will make his scheduled start on Wednesday after missing his last turn in the rotation with a knee problem:#174033579 / gettyimages.comHolland had microfracture surgery...
Via MLB Injury News
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland struggles in minor league outing

Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland’s most recent rehab start did not go over well. Holland allowed four runs in just one inning of work for Tripe-A Round Rock in his second rehab outing. The Rangers have been hoping to get Holland back into their rotation by the end of August. He needed 42 pitches to get though his inning of work. Initially the Rangers had slated Holland to go...
Via Tireball.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 31, 2014  |  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
July 30, 2014  |  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
July 27, 2014  |  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
July 26, 2014  |  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
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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