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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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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Lewis starting Cactus opener for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. –€“ The Texas Rangers will use a six-man rotation early in spring with Colby Lewis getting the start in Wednesday's exhibition opener against Kansas City. Texas will use Lewis, Derek Holland, Yovani Gallardo, Nick Tepesch, Ross Detwiler and Yu Darvish as its starters early. Both Lewis and Gallardo are pitching in Wednesday's game against the Royals with Lisaverto...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Banister stresses importance of rotation setting tone

SURPRISE, Ariz. –€“ Texas manager Jeff Banister has expressed the importance of team leadership with his club since getting the job last year. Saturday morning Banister, pitching coach Mike Maddux and bullpen coach Andy Hawkins sat down with the club's top four starters and let them know it starts with them on the pitching staff. "Be the leaders," Banister said. "Be the leadership...
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Can Prince Fielder Return With a Monstrous Season?

Prince Fielder needs to bounce back this season with power and enormous production for the Texas Rangers. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) It wasn’t Prince Fielder’s year in 2014. After three home runs, 16 RBIs and a .360 slugging percentage in 42 games, the 30-year-old first baseman went down for the season with a neck injury. Not exactly how he envisioned starting...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pitching Triangle the Texas Rangers Created

Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 9, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) Time after time hitting was always the dominant force in what drove the Texas Rangers. This upcoming season, the tables seemed to have turned. Texas seems to have a new weapon. 179 wins combined...
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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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Holland falls in shower during earthquake

The Texas Rangers are already having better injury luck in 2015 than they had last year. Texas left-hander Derek Holland, who missed most of the 2014 season after having microfracture surgery on his left knee after a fall, fell in the shower Tuesday after an earthquake registering 3.5 on the Richter scale hit north Texas. As only Holland can do, he described the incident in a tweet...
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January 06, 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

BURST: Derek Holland stops by FOX Sports Southwest

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November 13, 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...
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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

Week 25 Two Start Pitchers – Derek Holland

 Week 25 Two Start Pitchers  The final week of the Fantasy Baseball season is here and what a week it is! Week 25 is full of top-end Two Start Pitchers. You shouldn’t want it any other way in the last week of the season. Let’s hope you own a couple of the studs below, but … Continue reading » The post Week 25 Two Start Pitchers – Derek Holland appeared first on Fantasy...
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September 21, 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 […]
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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 won...
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...
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...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers set record for most players used in major-league season

  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 each used 59 players...
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September 02, 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
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