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Derek Holland threw live batting practice for the first time, also took fielding drills

Apr 27, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Rangers starter Derek Holland threw live batting practice in Arizona on Saturday for the first time since he suffered a knee injury in a dog-related home fall back in January. Holland also told the media he participated in PFPs, or pitcher fielding practice.

Holland underwent microfracture surgery on his knee on January 10 and the initial prognosis suggested a mid-season return. As long as Holland doesn’t suffer any setbacks, that still seems like a realistic goal for the lefty. Wilson suggests Holland will throw two or three more sessions of live batting practice, then could head out on a rehab assignment in 10-14 days.

  1. bendover09 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Once again Jon Daniels Rangers are still in the mix even with all the injuries. Players like Wilson, kouz, murphy, choice, & nick martinez . He did get roughed up last time around but it was his second start

    Perez has been solid as pitcher.

    Jon Daniels underrated

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Congratulations to Holland. That is a nice upgrade after being restricted to throwing dead batting practice.

  3. markofapro - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Roughed up last outing?

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