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Holland allowed one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 6.1 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Athletics.
Holland was very good in this one, but was outdueled by A's starter Jeff Samardzija. The left-hander's ERA actually climbed from 0.86 to 0.99 on the season. Holland hasn't given up more than one run in any of his four starts since joining the Rangers. He'll try to keep it going Monday against the Astros.
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Holland allowed just one run on eight hits, he did not walk a hitter, and struck out six over seven innings, but came away with a no-decision in the Rangers' 2-1 win over Atlanta on Friday night.
Holland has been dazzling in three starts since returning from a one-year stint on the disabled list. He hasn't walked a batter in his 21 innings (the team record for innings with no walks is held by Gaylord Perry) and he threw 113 pitches (76 for strikes) in this one so he is already in mid-season form. He'll carry an impressive 0.86 ERA into his next start on the road against the struggling A's.
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Holland threw seven scoreless innings on six hits and five strikeouts in the Rangers' 1-0 win over the Mariners on Sunday.
It was Holland's second start since returning from a knee injury. He's gone 14 innings and allowed just one run so far this season. His return is promising for a Rangers pitching rotation that was decimated by injuries this season.
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Holland was fantastic Tuesday, giving up just one run on six hits and zero walks with six strikeouts in seven innings against the Royals.
Sadly, Jeremy Guthrie pitched him to a draw over seven innings, so Holland took a no-decision in his first start with the Rangers this season after missing most of the season recovering from knee surgery. The Rangers had no reason to rush Holland back as their season was lost a long time ago, but he was clearly ready for the challenge, and could finish out the year strong and help fantasy owners down the stretch. He pitches next on Sunday at home against the Mariners.
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Holland (knee) will start Tuesday against the Royals, Stefan Stevenenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Holland has not been particularly sharp during his rehab assignment, but the Rangers believe he has built up his pitch count to the point where he can resume pitching for the big club. He has not helped fantasy owners up to this point of the year, but could still provide some value over the season's final few weeks.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.