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Rangers Derek Holland Out Two Months With Shoulder Strain

Derek Holland

Photo Credit: Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News


The Texas Rangers will be without the services of pitcher Derek Holland for at least two months as he suffers from subscapularis strain in his left shoulder.

The lefty threw just one inning on Friday against the Houston Astros, giving up a home run to Jed Lowrie before being taken out of the game with tightness in the back of his left shoulder.

“I’m beat up about this,” Holland told MLB.com. “I felt it on the last warm-up pitch and I just wanted to make sure I got through the inning. Everything was great in the ‘pen. I joke around about it now with [catcher Robinson] Chirinos. I was spotting up, everything was good, ball was coming out great and then to come out here and throw the first pitch and have it go down the drain like that, it crushes you.”

Holland debuted with the Rangers in 2009 and since he has posted a 51-38 record, with a 4.23 ERA. In 2014, he only pitched in six games in September, due to off-season knee surgery after an injury occurred while he was at home. He was 2-0, with a 1.46 ERA, with 25 K’s in 37 innings.

We wish Holland a speedy recovery.

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