Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:19:12 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) continues to make progress and is ahead of schedule in his rehab. However, he has yet to work on his lateral movement at all but continues to build arm strength with bullpen sessions.
Fantasy Tip: Holland won't be a realistic option for your fantasy squad until later this summer.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:30:20 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, April 2, since having January knee surgery. Holland believes he'll be able to return to the rotation in June, and he'll throw again Saturday, April 5.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:16:41 -0800
The Texas Rangers claimed 2B Andy Parrino off waivers from the Oakland Athletics Monday, March 3. SP Derek Holland (knee) was put on the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:47:59 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) will join the team in spring training either Feb. 22 or 23. The team wants him to be able to walk on his own before he reports. Holland has occasionally needed crutches since his January surgery.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:08:07 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) is making small strides in his recovery from microfracture surgery on his left knee. Holland hopes to start riding a stationary bike next week, and he is expected to be off crutches and start walking by Feb. 20. Holland is hopeful of returning to the rotation sometime this summer.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:03:55 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) has undergone microfracture surgery to fix cartilage behind his left knee cap. Former Rangers SP Scott Feldman had microfracture surgery on his knee after the 2010 season and didn't return for eight months. However, Holland's recovery may not be as long because his injured cartilage was behind the knee cap and not to a weight-bearing bone like Feldman's.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:51:32 -0800
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) was injured while running up a staircase while playing with his dog.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:46:37 -0800
The Texas Rangers have expressed increased interest in free-agent SP Jerome Williams (Angels). Talks intensified as a result of the injury to SP Derek Holland (knee), which is expected to keep him sidelined until midseason.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:58:57 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) suffered a "freak accident" at his home that led to cartilage damage in his left knee, and he'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on it Friday, Jan. 10. He'll be out until midseason. "I'm devastated by this injury," Holland said. "It was a freak accident at home that resulted in a hard fall on my knee. As upsetting as this is, my goal is to begin rehab and get back on the mound as quickly as possible." General manager Jon Daniels said Holland fell on the stairs at his home. Holland has no long-term damage to his anterior or medial collateral ligaments. SPs Robbie Ross and Nick Tepesch are candidates to enter the rotation in the first half of the year.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:20:19 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) will not be ready for the start of the regular season after undergoing surgery to fix cartilage in his left knee. He's expected to return around midseason.
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if this increases Texas' urgency to go after Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka or go after one of the few remaining big-name free agents on the market. Holland can be ignored in most leagues, but he may be a stash option in AL-only or cavernous mixed formats with ample DL slots.