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Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:03:44 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland seems more focused this season and is attacking hitters more often on the mound. He lowered his ERA on the year to 2.81 and picked up his fourth win of the month by beating the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 31. "I don't think I've seen him this focused," C A.J. Pierzynski said. "It always seemed like there was some kind of distraction. He's more comfortable. It's part of being a big leaguer and growing up"
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 07:36:55 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Texas Rangers have decided to push SP Yu Darvish's (blister) next start back to Friday, April 19. SPs Derek Holland, Justin Grimm and Alexi Ogando will start against the Chicago Cubs in a three-game series beginning Tuesday, April 16.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:50:51 -0700
Confirming a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (illness) will pitch against the Houston Astros Tuesday, March 19.
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:21:09 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (illness) came down with a case of food poisoning Thursday, March 14, while participating in the World Baseball Classic with Team USA. It is not considered serious but the Rangers want him examined before they allow him to pitch again. Holland could start as soon as Tuesday, March 19, against the Chicago Cubs.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:03:50 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz and INF Leury Garcia are the only two position players on the roster to have had their nation advance in the World Baseball Classic. Both players represent the Dominican Republic. SP Derek Holland helped Team USA to a win Sunday, March 10, and the USA marches into the next round as well.
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 21:23:38 -0800
If the Texas Rangers signed free-agent SP Kyle Lohse (Cardinals), SP Derek Holland would likely be bumped down from the third starter spot to the fourth position.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:47:52 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland is hoping to be able to finish off hitters better after allowing three hits to hitters with two strikes on them Friday, Feb. 22. "I felt good," Holland said. "The main objective was to go out there and execute my pitches. I threw all my pitches for a strike -- ahead in the count and behind in the count. The only thing is I gave up two two-strike hits." He had a .185 opponent average when ahead 0-2 in the count last season.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:39:46 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland was asked by management to tone down his personality and decline more interview requests.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:32:24 -0800
The Texas Rangers plan to monitor SP Derek Holland's workload as he pitches for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Holland tossed 175 innings last season after missing a month with shoulder fatigue.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:06:42 -0800
Team USA will be represented in the World Baseball Classic by the following players: Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer, Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins, New York Mets 3B David Wright, Tampa Bay Rays INF/OF Ben Zobrist, Arizona Diamondbacks INF Willie Bloomquist, Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun, Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino, Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell, St. Louis Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs, Marlins RP Steve Cishek, Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey, San Diego Padres RP Luke Gregerson, Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel, Braves SP Kris Medlen, Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez, Indians RP Vinnie Pestano, San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong, Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt, Kansas City Royals RP Tim Collins, Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland and Twins RP Glen Perkins.