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Derek Holland set for 2010 debut next week

May 8, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

holland headshot.jpgDerek Holland failed to earn a spot in the Rangers’ starting rotation this spring with Scott Feldman, Rich Harden, C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison being anointed the five spots.  It doesn’t make a difference now, though, because Holland will get a taste of big league action in the middle of next week.

According to MLB.com’s T.R Sullivan
, Holland will be used on either Wednesday or Thursday as a fill-in for the 24-year-old Harrison, who may be headed for the disabled list with tendinitis in his throwing arm. 

Holland, 23, posted a disappointing 6.12 ERA and 1.50 WHIP last season in 21 starts (33 appearances) for the Rangers.  But he has been on a roll at Triple-A Oklahoma City, with a 4-1 record, a 0.93 ERA and a 37/7 K/BB ratio through six starts.  Holland was selected by the Rangers in the 25th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft.

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