Derek Holland: “I feel like I’m ready, but that’s up to (Rangers)”
Holland had surgery on his left knee in January, and has not pitched for the Rangers since. Holland has been pitching for Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock since July 30.
The 27-year-old said there has been no discussion about shutting him down this season. Wilson notes that Rangers manager Ron Washington expects Holland to start sometime in September.
“Whatever is going to happen, I have to respect it and do what they tell me,” Holland said. “I definitely want to pitch pretty bad. I really do.”
Holland has a career 4.36 ERA. Last season, he went 10-9 with 189 strikeouts.
- Sarah Barshop