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Derek Holland: “I feel like I’m ready, but that’s up to them”

Aug 20, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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Derek Holland‘s minor-league rehab assignment has been a mixed bag, but after allowing four runs in his latest outing the Rangers left-hander proclaimed himself ready to rejoin the rotation.

Holland, who hasn’t pitched this season following knee surgery, told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram:

I feel like I’m ready, but that’s up to them. I can’t decide too much. They have to figure out what the call is. I’m ready. The whole thing down there was just making sure I could finish and go as long as I could. I feel good.

Holland threw five innings and 87 pitches Tuesday, but he’s allowed 11 runs in 10 innings at Triple-A spread over three starts. Ready or not, based on manager Ron Washington’s comments it sounds like the Rangers aren’t planning to activate Holland until September.

  1. nsauser - Aug 20, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Who does this guy think he is, Matt Harvey?!?!?

  2. Conner012367 - Aug 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    oh just keep him out for the year already the seasons dead whats the point?

  3. sportsfan18 - Aug 20, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    11 runs allowed in 10 innings is NOT ready bub…

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