Derek Holland SP TEX 4 Days

The Rangers are hopeful that Holland (knee) will be able to make a rehab start Thursday, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Holland was scratched from a scheduled rehab start Saturday, but it appears he will only be set back a couple days. He will likely make at least two more rehab starts before returning to the big club, though his timetable figures to be officially updated following his next rehab outing.

Derek Holland SP TEX 5 Days

Holland (knee) has been scratched from his rehab start Sunday due to back spasms, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

No immediate timetable has been given for Holland to resume his work in game action, but the plan previously called for one additional rehab start beyond Sunday before an activation from the disabled list in early September.

Derek Holland SP TEX 7 Days

Holland (knee) declared himself ready to rejoin the rotation after his most recent rehab start but still isn't being considered for starts until after September 1, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Holland figures to make one more rehab start before rosters expand, and would be a nice addition to those in keeper leagues if he's available.

Derek Holland SP TEX 12 Days

Holland (knee) will remain in the minors making rehab starts until rosters expand in September, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Those hoping for more than a handful of starts from Holland down the stretch won't welcome this news, though he should get regular starts for the final month.

Derek Holland SP TEX 17 Days

Holland (knee) will make at least one more rehab start Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Holland will likely require one more additional rehab start after Thursday, though nothing has been set it stone. Those in weekly formats can safely sit him this week however.

Derek Holland SP TEX 18 Days

Holland (knee) tossed three shutout innings while striking out four in his third rehab start Saturday.

He's likely two starts away from being fully stretched out, as the Rangers limited Holland to 49 pitches Saturday. Still, the early returns have been encouraging as he's pitched well in two of his three rehab appearances.

Derek Holland SP TEX 23 Days

Holland (knee) needed 42 pitches to retire just three batters in his second rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Holland was scheduled to throw 50 pitches over three innings, but his first-inning struggles put an early end to his evening. He's expected to make another rehab start this weekend.

Derek Holland SP TEX 28 Days

Derek Holland threw 33 pitches over two scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

Holland didn't allow a hit over his two innings, walking two while striking out four. His next start will come Monday with Triple-A Round Rock. Holland will continue to build up his endurance and his pitch count with an eye on a late August return.

Derek Holland SP TEX 1 Month

Derek Holland (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday if he gets through a bullpen session Monday with no issues.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted that the Rangers considered before the second half began shutting Holland down for the season, but they obviously decided against it. The lefty has been out all year following left knee surgery. He should rejoin the rotation in late August if all goes well. "You start thinking about what's most important," Daniels said. "With that being said, he has worked out so hard to come back. I think there is some benefit to him from a mental standpoint to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 Months

Derek Holland (knee) isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation until late August or early September.

Holland hasn't been shy about saying that he thinks he's ready to return now, but the Rangers are proceeding extra cautiously with the left-hander. He's been sent to the team's spring training facility and will throw three more live batting practice sessions before being re-evaluated. It's possible he'll begin a rehab assignment after that. "That is the way we planned it right now," pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "When you put stuff on paper, you're conservative. If he accelerates it, that's good. But we don't want to do too much too soon and have a setback. There is a difference between throwing on the side and throwing in game conditions. You can't simulate game conditions."