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

    Aug 20, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 17, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 4, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 26, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:10 PM EST

    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.…

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

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    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…

  10. Rangers’ rotation takes another hit as Alexi Ogando goes on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Alexi Ogando

    As expected Alexi Ogando‘s groin injury has led him to the disabled list, where he joins Rangers starters Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, the latter of whom he replaced in the rotation last week. There’s no word yet on who’ll fill in for Ogando, but the Rangers called up left-hander Michael Kirkman from Triple-A and…

  11. Roy Oswalt moving from Triple-A to Double-A for next start

    Jun 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt‘s second minor-league start involved giving up a grand slam to Royals stud prospect Wil Myers on the way to allowing five runs in four innings at Triple-A. He’ll move down a level to Double-A for his third tune-up outing tomorrow night and if things go well he could be on the verge of…

  12. MRI exam on Derek Holland’s shoulder shows no damage

    Jun 8, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Derek Holland Reuters

    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…

  13. Alexi Ogando moving back into Rangers’ rotation to replace injured Derek Holland

    Jun 7, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Derek Holland Reuters

    Texas’ rotation took another hit today, as the Rangers placed Derek Holland on the disabled list with “left shoulder fatigue.” He’s also lost 15 pounds in the past two weeks while dealing with a stomach virus. To replace Holland on the roster they called up hard-throwing relief prospect Tanner Scheppers from Triple-A, where the 2009…

  14. Derek Holland has lost 10-15 pounds in the past two weeks due to a stomach virus

    Jun 6, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Derek Holland Reuters

    We’ve joked about Derek Holland shaving his mustache and about how Ron Washington might spank him if he pitches poorly, but there is actually some serious stuff going down with the Rangers’ starter. Jeff Fletcher from ESPNDallas: After Holland weaved his way through 5 1/3 innings in the Texas Rangers’ 6-3 victory over the Oakland A’s, the…

  15. Quote of the Day: Ron Washington might spank Derek Holland

    Jun 5, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Ron Washington

    Jeff Fletcher of ESPNDallas.com asked Ron Washington what he’d do if Derek Holland has a second straight miserable start: Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington doesn’t expect Derek Hollandto have any sort of hangover from his miserable start last time on the mound. But if he does … “I’m going to pull off my belt and throw him…

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

    May 31, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Mariners 21, Rangers 8: Look, we can point to Justin Smoak driving in a half dozen runs, Jesus Montero nearly hitting for the cycle or any number of other things as being the cause of this bloodbath. But the fact is, Derek Holland shaved his mustache the other day, and there is likely a causal…

  17. Rangers considered heavy favorites to sign Roy Oswalt

    May 29, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Roy Oswalt is reportedly close to choosing his new team and returning to the mound, and according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Rangers are heavy favorites to sign the 34-year-old right-hander. In fact, an unnamed “baseball official” told Crasnick that he “would be shocked” if Oswalt doesn’t end up in Texas. Along with the…

  18. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 13, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Colorado Rockies in their Major League Baseball game in Denver

    Giants 4, Rockies 2: Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth, silencing the Rockies bats that rocked Tim Lincecum‘s world the night before. That, and some bad defense by Dexter Fowler, prevented Jamie Moyer from becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a game. Can’t have errors behind the old guy or he’s toast.…

  19. Mets sign Jon Niese to five-year, $25.5 million contract

    Apr 4, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    Jon Niese

    Jon Niese‘s long-term contract with the Mets is now official, with Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger reporting that the five-year deal is worth $25.5 million in guaranteed money and covers all three arbitration eligible seasons plus his first year of free agency. It also includes a sixth-year team option for $10 million and…

  20. Mets close to long-term contract extension with Jon Niese

    Apr 1, 2012, 4:44 PM EST

    niese getty

    In an exclusive report on ESPNNewYork.com, beat writer Adam Rubin passes along word that the Mets are nearing agreement on a long-term contract extension with left-handed starter Jon Niese. The deal is thought to be similar to the five-year, $28.5 million pact that 25-year-old southpaw Derek Holland got from the Rangers back in mid-March. That…

  21. Yu Darvish scheduled to make MLB debut on April 9

    Mar 29, 2012, 10:25 PM EST

    darvish getty

    As noted by Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, right-hander Yu Darvish is scheduled to make his first MLB start on April 9 at home against the Mariners. The Rangers revealed their season-opening rotation on Thursday, pegging Colby Lewis for Opening Day (April 6) against the White Sox. He will be followed by Derek Holland and…

  22. Springtime Storylines: Can the Rangers win the AL once again?

    Mar 21, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Ron Washington

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Can the Rangers win the AL again? Why not? It’s…

  23. Rangers sign Derek Holland to five-year, $28 million deal

    Mar 20, 2012, 10:49 AM EST

    Derek Holland

    Derek Holland and the Rangers have agreed to a five-year, $28 million contract that includes team options for 2017 and 2018, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Holland wasn’t even arbitration eligible yet and Texas had him under team control through 2015 already, so the five-year contract cancels out his previous…

  24. Rangers and Derek Holland on the verge of contract extension

    Mar 20, 2012, 12:11 AM EST

    Derek Holland Reuters

    Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers and Derek Holland are on the verge of a contract extension through at least 2016. No word on the exact terms, but the proposed deal would cover his final pre-arbitration season, all three of his arbitration seasons and at least his first year of…

  25. Derek Holland is playing the “nobody believes in us” card

    Feb 20, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    Derek Holland pitches for the two-time defending American League champions. A team which won its division by ten games last season and which signed the most sought-after pitcher on the market in Yu Darvish. When 2012 season previews start appearing soon, you’ll see many people pick the Rangers to win the AL West.  Most gambling…

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