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MRI exam on Derek Holland’s shoulder shows no damage

Jun 8, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Texas sent Derek Holland for an MRI exam after placing him on the disabled list yesterday with left shoulder fatigue and the team announced that no structural damage was found.

In fact, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram the Rangers think “Holland is experiencing a lack of strength in the shoulder related to the stomach virus he caught last month.”

That would certainly be good news, because while Holland was sick enough to lose 15 pounds it’s not a long-term problem like any kind of significant shoulder injury would be.

For now Holland has been shut down from all throwing for at least a week and the Rangers will put him through some further testing related to the stomach virus, with Alex Ogando moving from the bullpen back into the rotation.

  1. approvenothing - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    The Rangers really do need him back into the rotation. The organization as a hole has made a few moves that not all ranger fans agree with. But now Ogando is coming back into the rotation which i really do like. Now just how do we get rid of that Oswalt person?
    Ogando, Lewis, Harrison, and Darvish are what is making up the rotation right now it seems.

  2. artisan3m - Jun 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Derek needs time to heal ~ a 15 pound weight loss in so short a time is a major factor and is sure to sap strength. But relying on Scott Feldman as a replacement starter is a major goof. He wasn’t impressive in relief. The most promise in the bullpen is rookie Robbie Ross. This kid has all the tools and could probably throw five innings. That is better than some of the current starters have posted recently. Feldman would struggle at Round Rock or Okla City ~ where he belongs. Oswalt could be a major improvement over Feldman. Anybody would be.

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