Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland said he feels ready to make his return from injury, but it is not his decision to make, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports.
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.
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“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.
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