Derek Holland SP TEX 22 Days

Derek Holland (knee) threw 25 pitches in a successful bullpen session Wednesday afternoon.

It was his first time on a mound since he underwent microfracture knee surgery in January. The Rangers are not expecting him to be ready until midseason.

Derek Holland SP TEX 1 Month

Derek Holland (knee) is tentatively scheduled to throw his first bullpen session on April 2.

Holland underwent microfracture knee surgery in January and will likely be out until after the All-Star break. The Rangers have already placed him on the 60-day DL.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 Months

Rangers placed LHP Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Holland underwent microfracture knee surgery in January and is not expected to join the Rangers' starting rotation until after the All-Star break. He's in camp with the Rangers this spring, but only for rehab.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 Months

Derek Holland (knee) is aiming to arrive at Rangers camp around February 22, when he gets off crutches.

Holland had microfracture knee surgery in January and will spend his spring doing rehab. He's not expected to join the Texas rotation until after the All-Star break.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Derek Holland (knee) hopes to start riding a stationary bike next week in his recovery from microfracture knee surgery, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

"I feel very good with the way things have been going," Holland said. "But I can't rush anything. I've got to let time take over. I'm trying to do as much as I can. My main thing is I've got to be patient." Holland also said he's uncertain at this point whether he'll report to Arizona for spring training or stay in Texas to continue his rehab when pitchers and catchers report next month. His next big step will be February 20, when he's scheduled to lose the crutches and begin walking. Holland will likely be out until midseason due to the surgery.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports that Derek Holland (knee) expects to be off his crutches by February 20.

The 27-year-old southpaw is working hard in his rehab from microfracture knee surgery, and is expected to rejoin the Rangers rotation around midseason. He could be worth a gamble in the later rounds of deeper mixed league drafts, provided there is a DL spot to stash him in for the first half of the season.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports that Derek Holland's left knee surgery last week was a microfracture procedure.

It explains why the Rangers wasted no time in pegging a midseason return for the left-hander. Holland, who was injured when his dog tripped him as he was running up the stairs, had the cartilage behind his left kneecap repaired during the operation. Because it's not a wear-bearing bone, it's possible his absence won't be as long as others that have had microfracture surgery.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Derek Holland injured his left knee in a fall at home, Gerry Fraley reports. He underwent surgery earlier today to repair the damage, which will likely keep him out until at least mid-season.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said this won't spur the team to sign a "big ticket" pitcher, such as Masahiro Tanaka. Rather, he said Holland's replacement will likely come from within the organization, such as Robbie Ross. Losing Holland is a big deal for the Rangers, as the lefty is coming off of a career-best season in which he posted a 3.42 ERA in 213 innings of work.

Derek Holland SP TEX 7 Months

Derek Holland gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday against the Angels.

The Rangers gave Holland an early 5-1 lead, but he didn't last long enough to qualify for the victory. The southpaw struck out four and walked none before Ron Washington brought the hook. While it wasn't an ideal way for his regular season to end, he has taken a big step forward this year, posting a 3.42 ERA and 189/64 K/BB ratio over a career-high 213 innings.

Derek Holland SP TEX 7 Months

Derek Holland pitched his seventh career shutout Monday against the Astros for his first win since Aug. 4.

Holland was struggling like most of the Rangers this month, giving up 20 runs -- 17 earned -- in 19 1/3 innings. So, obviously, a start against the Astros was exactly what he needed. This one was decided early on, with the Astros eventually dropping their 10th straight by a 12-0 score. Holland's seven shutouts are a pretty remarkable total given that he has just 49 wins in all. He's 16th on the active list for shutouts. He's actually never had a complete game that wasn't a shutout.