Joe Saunders exits early with bruised left ankle; Rangers remain snakebitten

In early March, the Rangers made an emergency signing of Joe Saunders to patch up their injury-ravaged rotation, having lost Derek Holland and Matt Harrison. The Rangers had another scare when Yu Darvish was forced to miss his Opening Day start due to a neck injury, though he didn’t require a stint on the disabled list. This is pitchers only, mind you, as the Rangers have also...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers at Rays game preview

Despite injuries to key contributors, the Texas Rangers are off to a solid start. They'll look for a third consecutive victory Friday night when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays. After opening with a 14-10 loss to Philadelphia, Texas (2-1) recorded a pair of ninth-inning, walk-off victories to conclude the wild interleague series. Shin-Soo Choo capped a three-run ninth with a bases...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Holland throws off mound for first time since January microfracture knee surgery

From Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas comes word that Rangers left-hander Derek Holland threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas — his first time atop a mound since he underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee back on January 10. It was a nice first step for Holland, who is expected to be sidelined until the middle of the 2014 season.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' injury update: Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, Matt Harrison

Opening Day has come and gone for the Texas Rangers, who lost their opener 14-10 to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rangers played the game with four of their pitchers either on the disabled list or in the Minors as they complete their recoveries. Three of them are due back in April, and the other at the mid-season point. Here are the latest updates on Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Derek...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland will throw off mound Wednesday

Derek Holland's rehab takes another step forward Wednesday as he's slated to throw off a mound for the first time since having microfracture surgery on his left knee.
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Perez stepping up and playing with confidence

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Until further notice, Marti­n Perez is the No. 2 starter for the Texas Rangers. It may have happened by default because of a freak injury to Derek Holland, but Perez seems up to the task. In a spring training that has been largely defined by a rash of injuries, Perez has been rock-solid. He's coming off a breakthrough season in which he had a 3.62 E.R.A. over...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers pitching rotation battle heating up

Texas Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch is in a similar situation he was last season, having a chance to be in the starting rotation. Last Spring Training when the Rangers broke camp and set the big league roster, many were surprised when the team announced that the rookie would be breaking camp with the big league club. With the recent rash of injuries that have started to pile up...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Holland hits marks in pizza commercial

Give Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland credit for making the most of his down time. The left-hander, who is in the Metroplex recovering from microfracture knee surgery, recently filmed a commercial for Pie Five. In the spot, Holland does impersonations of both baseball announcer Harry Caray and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Holland filmed the spot after having the surgery on his...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Matt Harrison, Geovany Soto, Neftali Feliz, Jurickson Profar, Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers have had their share of injury problems to deal with during the past offseason and the beginning of Spring Training. Some of those problems will linger well into the regular season. Here is a summary of five key players that the Rangers hope to get back soon as possible via Drew Davison of the Star Telegram.By Lancer0524, via Wikimedia CommonsMatt HarrisonHarrison...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' pitcher Derek Holland almost ready to get off crutches

The Texas Rangers won 91 games last season and had a very respectable team ERA of 3.62.  But only Yu Darvish and Derek Holland started over 30 games and pitched over 200 innings.  No other pitcher on the staff logged more than 125 innings. Injuries to Matt Harrison and Tommy Hanson played a major role last season and it is uncertain as to how they will recover and pitch this...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign pitcher Tommy Hanson to minor league contract

The Texas Rangers won 91 games last season and had a very respectable team ERA of 3.62.  But only Yu Darvish and Derek Holland started over 30 games and pitched over 200 innings.  No other pitcher on the staff logged more than 125 innings. Injuries to Matt Harrison and Tommy Hanson played a major role last season and now Holland is battling back from an off season injury.  The...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' left-hander Derek Holland making progress in recovery

Derek Holland and Yu Darvish were the only two pitchers on the Rangers' staff in 2013 to pitch more than 200 innings. In fact, they were the only two that exceeded 150 innings.  Martin Perez was a distant third with 124 1/3 innings pitched. Alexi Ogando pitched 104 1/3 and Matt Harrison missed most of last season due to injury. Holland had microfracture surgery on his left knee...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland progressing from knee surgery, expected to be out til mid-season

Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is progressing following surgery on his knee and is hopeful of losing his crutches in the next month. There has been constant speculation about whether or not Holland injured his knee by falling over his dog as he said in the past. “I actually did fall over my dog on the stairs,” he said during Rangers fanfest on Saturday, via Fox Sports. “It’s...
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Holland making progress in rehab

ARLINGTON, Texas --€“ Derek Holland's entrance to the Texas Rangers Fan Fest didn't come the way he had planned. Holland showed up at Rangers Ballpark Saturday with a bulky knee brace, crutches and needing a ride to get around the ballpark. But Holland, who had microfracture surgery on his left knee Jan. 10, is making small strides in what he hopes is a return to the Rangers...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Offseason work has Ross ready to start for Rangers

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- If Robbie Ross is unable to crack the starting rotation for the Texas Rangers this year it won't be because he wasn't prepared. The left-hander spent part of his offseason playing baseball in the Dominican Winter League, making four starts in his bid to get his body ready for a possible rotation spot. He hopes the work pays off as the Rangers have a big...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting candidates eager to fill void in Rangers rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Derek Holland knee injury has put a damper on what on paper at least has been a good offseason for the Texas Rangers. But on Tuesday there was good starting pitching news coming from the team's winter camp at Rangers Ballpark. Left-hander Matt Harrison, who had two back surgeries last year, felt fine after throwing 35-pitch bullpen session Monday. Right...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland talks injury controversy, busts out impressive impersonations

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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland injury doesn't change Washington's outlook

Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz., in exactly one month and it looks like the players heading to Arizona will be the ones currently on the roster. That suits manager Ron Washington just fine. Despite the injury to starting left-hander Derek Holland last week, Washington is confident the Rangers have enough pitching depth to make up for the left knee injury...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland Underwent Microfracture Surgery, Could Be Out Until All-Star Break

Derek Holland‘s knee procedure was a bit more serious than expected. The Texas Rangers on Tuesday acknowledged that Holland underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News. Such a procedure requires a longer rehab time that routine arthroscopic surgery, and it’s possible that Holland could be out until the All-Star...
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland has micro-fracture surgery, expected to be out until all-star break

The Texas Rangers acknowledged on Tuesday that left-hander Derek Holland underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, an involved procedure that will make it challenging for him to meet the club’s goal of a mid-season return. The last Rangers’ pitcher to undergo microfracture surgery needed more than seven months before re-surfacing in the majors. Right-hander...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Derek Holland had micro-fracture surgery, expected back at All-Star break

Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsFollowing the bad fall at his home late last week, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland had surgery to repair the torn cartilage in his injured knee reports Gerry Fraley of Sports Day Dallas-Fort Worth. There is now a little more definite time table for his return to the rotation. The Rangers expect Holland to miss the first half of the season and...
Via MLB Injury News
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blame dog, not hockey for Holland injury

Do we blame Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Derek Holland’s injury on some sort of Chicago Cubs curse? It was Holland’s dog, Wrigley, a boxer, who caused the starter to buckle on the stairs of his home and injure his left knee bad enough that he needed arthroscopic surgery on Friday morning to repair torn cartilage. “He was running up the stairs and clipped me,” Holland...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Derek Holland Says He Hurt His Knee Chasing Dog

  The endless saga of bizarre baseball injuries just grows and grows.. Unfortunately for the Rangers, their starting pitcher Derek Holland will miss up to 3 months after tearing cartilage in his left knee. The way he sustained the injury is rather head scratching though. Holland attributes playing around with his dog for the injury via ESPN Dallas: “He was running up the stairs...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland Out until Midseason – Blames Dog For His Injury

Derek Holland is expected to be out until midseason for the Texas Rangers and he’s blaming his pet dog for his injury. Holland, who has torn cartilage and required arthroscopic surgery on Friday, says he injured himself on his stairs at home when his dog accidentally clipped him. Coincidentally, Holland’s dog’s name is “Wrigley” named after the home ballpark of the Chicago...
Via Baseball News Source
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing Derek Holland and a Simple and Critical Truth

In a sense, the pitching market is still at a standstill. Masahiro Tanaka has little reason to sign before his deadline, and other pitchers have little reason to sign before Tanaka does, so for about another week and a half, we could be dealing with a whole lot of nothing. And it’s not just free-agent […]
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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