Rangers' Derek Holland (shoulder) to start on Wednesday

Tuesday August 18th, 2015

Derek Holland will return to the mound for the first time in four months when he starts for the Texas Rangers against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon in Arlington.

Holland is coming off a four month stint on the disabled list after suffering a torn shoulder muscle on April 10.

In his final Triple A rehab start, Holland allowed two runs in five innings. 

“It has gone well,” Holland told MLB.com. “I wanted to make sure I worked on my location and my off-speed pitches. The fastball is there. I wanted to make sure all my off-speed stuff is ready for the Major League level.”

Holland missed five months of the 2014 season and did not return to the team until September after undergoing surgery on his left knee. Holland made five starts and one relief appearance as the Rangers missed the playoffs with the third-worst record in the league.

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