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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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals vs. Texas Rangers, September 1-3

The Kansas City Royals continue a disappointing home stand by facing a disappointing team in the Texas Rangers. The two teams tangled in Arlington a couple weeks ago and the Royals won the first two games before dropping the series finale against the immortal Scott Baker. This is a huge series for the Royals as they look to get back on track and try to regain control of the American...
Via Pine Tar Press
8 hours 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers MLB Record for Most Players

By Anthony Weber The Texas Rangers have been decimated by player injuries all season long.  The 2014 season for the team with the worst record in the majors, 53-82, has been hopeless from the start.  The Rangers lost their starting second baseman in March, when Jurickson Profar tore his shoulder muscle.  To make matters worse for the 21 year old second baseman, he re-injured his...
Via Beyond The Spread
1 day 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
1 day 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
3 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
9 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
12 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
12 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
26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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

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
July 19, 2014  |  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
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 17, 2014  |  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
July 17, 2014  |  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
July 17, 2014  |  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
July 13, 2014  |  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
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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