Rangers lefthander Derek Holland has no structural damage in shoulder
The Texas Rangers placed lefthander Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with fatigue in his throwing shoulder, and general manager Jon Daniels said on Friday that an exam showed no injury.
“I was generally relieved with the news,” Daniels said, according to Anthony Andro of FoxSportsSouthwest.com. “Dr. (Keith) Meister doesn’t feel there are any structural issues. We want to make sure we get him right. With the weight loss and the strength loss, he was out there potentially exposed to hurting his arm. We’re going to give him the time to put the weight back on and get his strength back.”
Holland, who is 5-4 with a 5.10 ERA this season, dropped about 15 pounds over the previous two weeks as he battled a stomach virus, and Daniels said Holland would not throw for a week as he tries to regain his strength.
Starter-turned-reliever Alexi Ogando, who went 13-8 last season and was an All-Star, will take Holland’s spot in the rotation.