DEREK HOLLAND NEWS

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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 25

Here we are! It’s playoff time and it’s now or never. If you’re still in the race, you might need to consider some drastic measures to get over the hump. Drop that stud who’s been struggling, and give some playing time to that guy who usually sucks but has been good lately. Or try out that new young stud that’s been on fire. The team you draft in March/April rarely looks...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golf Loses Inspiring Teen, One Of Its Biggest Fans

Briggs Berry loved sports — golf in particular — his family and friends, and social media. The many people who love Berry are now celebrating his life, one that touched thousands of people. The 18-year-old from Granbury, Texas, passed away Saturday after a lengthy battle with X-linked hyper IgM, a rare syndrome in which a lack of certain antibodies makes fighting infections extremely...
Via Back9Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers manufacture run in eighth inning to top Atlanta 2-1

In the eighth, RHP Phil Klein struck out Chris Johnson to end the inning with two runners on base. Klein got his first major-league win. The Rangers had been 0-13 in his appearances. .. LHP Derek Holland had his third consecutive start of seven innings with no walks allowed. The only other pitcher in club history to have three consecutive starts of seven-plus innings with no walks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland paves the way for a Rangers win

ARLINGTON, Texas - A healthy Derek Holland probably wouldn't have made a difference in what's been a miserable 2014 season for the Texas Rangers. But his three starts since coming back from microfracture knee surgery have certainly been fun to watch. Holland was once again outstanding Friday, putting together his third consecutive seven-inning start in a 2-1 victory over...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Bogar gets first win as Rangers interim manager

LHP Derek Holland had his second consecutive strong start since returning from the disabled list, working seven innings in a 1-0 victory against Seattle on Sunday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers ended their third eight-game losing streak of the season. It was the first win in three games for interim manager Tim Bogar. Throwing all fastballs, closer Neftali Feliz escaped after the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers edge Mariners 1-0 to snap 8-game slide

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Derek Holland pitched seven impressive innings in his second start off the disabled list, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Sunday to snap an eight-game losing streak. Texas gave interim manager Tim Bogar his first victory in his third game. Seattle, which had won five in a row, finished a 5-2 road trip. Shawn Tolleson worked the eighth, and...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stream Pies: 9/5/14

Holland if ya hear me—-Photo Credit: Eric Enfermero At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on SPs who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best option to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top for that particular day...
Via Sons of Roto
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland returns, Rangers fall to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The record 60th player that the Texas Rangers have used this season did his job superbly. Then the 61st failed to deliver. Derek Holland held the Kansas City Royals to one run over seven innings in his season debut, showing no linger effects from the knee injury that had kept him out all year. Michael Kirkman took over, promptly putting runners on second...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
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