T.R. Sullivan tells us that Derek Holland returned to the mound today:â†µ
Pitcher Derek Holland threw 50 pitches in a simulated game in Surprise, Ariz., on Saturday without any problems. His next step will be pitching for the Arizona Rookie League Rangers on a medical rehabilitation start on Friday. If that goes well, Holland will likely be assigned to either Double-A Frisco or Triple-A Oklahoma.â†µ
If I had to make a bet on which of Holland and Harden makes a positive contribution to this staff in the second half, my money would be on Holland.