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  1. Angels drop struggling Josh Hamilton out of cleanup spot

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Teams have been pitching around Albert Pujols to get to Josh Hamilton, so the Angels have dropped Hamilton to No. 5 in the lineup tonight after using him in the cleanup spot for each of the first 17 games. That could be partly due to facing a left-hander in Derek Holland, but if Hamilton were…

  2. Cubs made offer “well above” five years, $30 million to Jeff Samardzija

    Mar 16, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    The Cubs and Opening Day starter Jeff Samardzija are still far apart on a deal that would cover his remaining two years of arbitration, reports Jon Heyman. The club offered him a contract “well above” Rangers lefty Derek Holland‘s five-year, $30 million deal signed on March 20 last year. Cubs president Theo Epstein isn’t worried,…

  3. U.S. rallies late against Canada to advance in WBC

    Mar 10, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    USA v Canada - World Baseball Classic - First Round Group D

    The U.S. rallied late against Canada to advance out of Pool D to the second round in the World Baseball Classic. Canada got on the board early thanks to a two-run home run by Michael Saunders off of U.S. starter Derek Holland. Holland was otherwise solid, allowing just the two runs over five innings of work,…

  4. Giancarlo Stanton not in Team USA’s starting lineup for Sunday’s must-win game vs. Canada

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    stanton getty

    Below are the starting lineups for this evening’s World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Canada. First pitch is scheduled for just after 4:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on MLB Network. TEAM USA TEAM CANADA 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Tyson Gillies, CF 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Taylor Green, 3B…

  5. Team USA, White Sox play to 4-4 tie in WBC warmup

    Mar 5, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Team USA rallied late Tuesday to salvage a 4-4 tie in its exhibition game with the White Sox in Arizona. Derek Holland started and allowed one run in three innings for Team USA. The White Sox added one run in the fourth off Luke Gregerson and two in the fifth off Tim Collins before the…

  6. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  7. Gio Gonzalez accepts invitation to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic

    Feb 9, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Gio Gonzalez Getty

    Much of the news about the upcoming World Baseball Classic has been about those who have backed out of participating, but here’s one player who has opted in. Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez has accepted an invitation to pitch for Team USA, according to announcement on the team’s Twitter account. He’ll be a welcome addition to…

  8. Team USA’s roster announced for the World Baseball Classic

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    American Flag

    The roster for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic was just announced.  It breaks down like this: Catchers: Joe Mauer, J.P. Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy 1B: Mark Teixeira 2B: Brandon Phillips SS: Jimmy Rollins 3B: David Wright Utility: Ben Zobrist, Willie Bloomquist Outfielders: Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino Lefties: Jeremy Affeldt, Tim Collins, Derek…

  9. Rangers give Matt Harrison five-year, $55 million contract

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    32 wins over the last two years was enough to convince the Rangers to bet heavily on Matt Harrison. They gave the 27-year-old left-hander a five-year, $55 million extension with a vesting option for 2018, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson. Harrison, part of the Mark Teixeira deal with the Braves that also…

  10. Rangers talking contract extension with left-hander Matt Harrison

    Jan 12, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    Matt Harrison Getty

    The Rangers and Matt Harrison have already had some preliminary discussions about a contract extension, but the left-hander told Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest yesterday that he’s hoping to have more talks this weekend while he’s in town for the team’s Fan Fest. “We’re definitely still talking,” said Harrison. “We’ll see where that goes.…

  11. Report: Justin Upton talks ongoing, this time without the Indians

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT

    upton getty

    3:20 p.m. EST update: Rosenthal is quoting an official involved in the talks as saying they’re “not dead,” but that things are no further along than they were going into the winter meetings. 3:00 p.m. EST update: Speaking with reporters about a half hour ago, Rangers GM Jon Daniels aid he was packed and ready…

  12. Rosenthal: Mariners in mix for four-team Justin Upton trade

    Dec 6, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal says that while the four-team Justin Upton talks are going nowhere fast, they’re not yet dead, not with Rangers GM Jon Daniels working hard to keep them alive. Rosenthal reports that the Mariners have replaced the Rays as the fourth team involved in talks. They would likely get Rangers left-hander Derek Holland…

  13. Alexi Ogando wants starting rotation spot in 2013

    Oct 7, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando spent nearly the entire 2012 campaign in the bullpen and had a great deal of success, finishing with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 66/17 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. But he is not satisfied with that setup role. According to beat writer Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Ogando…

  14. Josh Hamilton, Ron Washington draw blame for the Rangers’ early exit

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:12 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    I maintain that the Rangers are baseball’s most talented team. That they’re done after one wild card game falls mostly on the shoulders of Josh Hamilton and the shortcomings of manager Ron Washington. Hamilton’s struggles are well chronicled. In the Rangers’ final nine games — seven of which proved to be losses — he went…

  15. MLB investigating homophobic message sent from Derek Holland’s Twitter account

    Oct 1, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Getty Derek Holland

    According to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that MLB is investigating a homophobic message sent from Derek Holland‘s Twitter account to a heckler last night. The tweet, which has since been deleted, was posted during the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Angels in…

  16. Rangers clinch postseason berths for themselves, Orioles and Yankees

    Sep 30, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    After a rare Joe Nathan blown save and a rough loss in the opener, the Rangers came back to beat the Angels 8-7 in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader and clinch at least a wild card berth. Mike Napoli again made some noise against his former team, homering twice and matching his career high with…

  17. Ryan Dempster, Derek Holland impersonate Will Ferrell impersonating Harry Caray

    Aug 20, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    will ferrell harry caray

    I don’t think anyone has so thoroughly dominated a celebrity impression the way Will Ferrell has dominated the Harry Caray impression. The evidence: no one actually impersonates Harry Caray anymore. They all impersonate Ferrell doing Caray.  Like Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland did at the MLB Fan Cave recently: Not bad for baseball players. But…

  18. I laughed: MLB players audition for “The Expendables 3″

    Aug 17, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    expendables

    While hanging out at the MLB Fan Cave a bunch of players did impressions of various action movie stars to audition for a potential “The Expendables 3″ movie: A few things stand out here … 1) Derek Holland does a spot-on and surprisingly nuanced Arnold Schwarzenegger. 2) Jerry Hairston Jr. deserves credit, not only for…

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Phillies 7, Brewers 6: It’s hard to imagine a more demoralizing series than the one the Brewers just experienced. In all three games they fell victim to last inning rallies. This one after their own rally brought them back from a 5-1 deficit, tied with a Ryan Braun homer in the eighth. Then they take…

  20. Neftali Feliz works as a starter while rehabbing elbow injury

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Back when Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with an elbow injury in mid-May the Rangers had so much rotation depth that there was speculation he’d return as a reliever. Since then Feliz has been joined on the DL by Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando–and Roy Oswalt has been knocked around–so not…

  21. Yu Darvish will be skipped from his final first-half start

    Jul 4, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    yu darvish reuters

    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com provides the scoop: The Rangers have decided to not pitch Yu Darvish until after the All-Star break. The Rangers have decided that Martin Perez will pitch on Friday and Derek Holland will pitch on Saturday against the Twins. Holland will be activated off the disabled list. The Rangers haven’t decided their…

  22. Rangers’ rotation takes another hit with Colby Lewis on DL

    Jun 26, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    colby lewis reuters

    Colby Lewis has joined Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando as Rangers starters (or fill-in starters) on the disabled list, as the team put him on the shelf with a strained forearm. That move makes room on the roster for top prospect Martin Perez’s promotion from Triple-A, but instead of putting the 21-year-old Perez…

  23. Derek Holland set for first minor league rehab start Wednesday

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Derek Holland Getty

    After Roy Oswalt held the Rockies to one run over 6 2/3 innings in his Rangers’ debut on Friday, the AL West-leaders are close to getting another boost for their starting rotation. T.R Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Derek Holland is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Round Rock.…

  24. Roy Oswalt throws six innings, 100 pitches in fourth minor league start

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt has been shaky at times while building up his arm strength in the minors, but yesterday the 34-year-old right-hander threw six innings and stretched out to 100 pitches at Triple-A. Making his fourth tune-up start since signing with the Rangers late last month, Oswalt allowed two runs on six hits–including just one extra-base…

  25. Rangers turn to Double-A starter Justin Grimm to patch banged-up rotation

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    justin grimm rangers

    Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando are on the disabled list, Roy Oswalt is scuffling in the minors, and Scott Feldman is 0-6 with a 6.50 ERA, so the Rangers have decided to dip down to Double-A for their latest rotation reinforcement. Justin Grimm will be called up from Double-A to make his big-league…

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