Derek Holland SP TEX 1 Month

Derek Holland (knee) will go through another extensive fielding practice this week before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment.

Holland said he was "ready to go" after a 75-pitch live batting practice session on Monday, but the Rangers want him to test out his surgically-repaired knee with some more fielding drills. "We just want to see where his progress is and then we'll decide after that," manager Ron Washington said. Holland should rejoin the Rangers' rotation sometime next month.

Derek Holland SP TEX 1 Month

Derek Holland (knee) threw a 75-pitch live batting practice session on Monday in Texas.

The workout went well, and Holland is now hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment. He should be ready to join the Rangers' starting rotation soon after the All-Star beak. The left-hander underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee in January.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 Months

The Rangers have determined that Derek Holland (knee) is not ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 Months

Derek Holland (knee) will be cleared for a rehab assignment if he gets through another workout Monday.

Holland has checked all the boxes so far as he works his way back from microfracture surgery and has just one more test to pass before being cleared for game action. It's not clear how many rehab starts he'll need, but the left-hander seems on track for a late June/early July return.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 Months

Derek Holland (knee) threw 70 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Friday.

Holland came away from the session feeling good and only needs to improve his agility before he's cleared to begin a rehab assignment. At this rate, he could rejoin the Rangers before the end of June.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Derek Holland (knee) thinks he's ready for a rehab assignment, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the club is "tapping the breaks" on that idea.

"We just don't want him to be at risk," Daniels said. "When he comes back, we want him to have confidence and us to have confidence that we're not putting the knee at further risk or something else at risk because he's compensating for it." Coming back from January microfracture surgery on his left knee, Holland threw a three-inning simulated game Thursday. He will continue strengthening the muscles around the knee while also building up his arm strength. The Rangers are planning on a midseason return for the lefty.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Derek Holland (knee) will throw a three-inning simulated game Thursday in Arizona.

Holland continues to work back from microfracture surgery. His return can't come soon enough for the Rangers, who recently lost Martin Perez and Matt Harrison for the long-term. He's still looking at a midseason return.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 Months

Derek Holland threw live batting practice Saturday for the first time since his January knee surgery.

Holland also fielded some grounders back to the mound and had no issues with his knee, which was repaired with microfracture surgery. He is not expected to join the Rangers' rotation until the middle of the 2014 season.

Derek Holland SP TEX 4 Months

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 4 Months

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.