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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Holland, who has not pitched for the Rangers since April 10 after he was diagnosed with a tear in the shoulder, is expected to need at least three rehab starts before he returns to the major leagues.

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Holland (shoulder) hopes to throw live batting practice in Houston this weekend, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Holland threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday, July 5, and was scheduled to throw again the following Tuesday and Thursday. He's now facing live hitters, and continues to progress towards rejoining the team. He remains without a clear return date, but he's at least moving in the right direction, and a return at some point in August seems plausible.

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Holland (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Holland will throw again Tuesday and Thursday, hoping to eventually work his way up to a rehab assignment. He still needs to build up arm strength, and the assignment will likely be a lengthy one. Holland hopes to join the rotation in August, but he probably won't be ready any sooner than the middle of the month.

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Holland (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

He was previously scheduled for a follow-up MRI on Friday, which seemingly yielded favorable results given that he was able to take the next step in his recovery. Holland will likely need a lengthy rehab assignment before returning to the Texas rotation, making an August activation his current target.

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Holland (shoulder) hopes to be cleared to throw from the mound after an MRI scheduled for July 3, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Holland has progressed to throwing from 120 feet and will need several rehab starts before rejoining the rotation.

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Holland (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Thursday and the results were favorable, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Holand will now begin a two-week throwing program, after which he'll receive another MRI before progressing to working off of a mound.

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Holland (shoulder) will have a follow-up MRI on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The MRI doesn't foreshadow a potential setback for Holland; it's merely a check-up to ensure that he's healing as anticipated. If the results of the MRI reveal nothing unusual, Holland should be cleared to resume throwing in about two weeks.

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Holland (shoulder) is no longer likely to return from the disabled list around the All-Star break, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

An MRI on Friday revealed that Holland's shoulder strain is only about 90 percent healed, and Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the team wants to be cautious. With Holland unlikely to throw off a mound for at least another week or two, he now seems to be targeting a return in late July or early August. He's scheduled for another MRI on June 19.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 months ago

Holland (shoulder) had an MRI on Friday that showed progress, and he threw from 90 feet Monday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Promising news for Holland, who continues to move in a positive direction, but still hasn't been cleared to throw off a mound. It's likely he'll have a rotation spot waiting for him once he's healthy; the best guess right now has Holland returning in mid-July. Holland's scheduled for another MRI on June 19, at which point we should get a better idea of his timeline.

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Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to throw Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Assuming that throwing schedule holds, Holland will undergo a follow-up MRI after Friday's session just to verify that his shoulder is healing as anticipated. If that's indeed the case, Holland would likely intensify his throwing next week, which could include facing hitters.