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Derek Holland Making Progress

According to Drew Davison of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Derek Holland is making progress in his recovery from a right kneecap injury.

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that Derek Holland’s right knee is feeling better, and the left-hander is throwing off flat ground in Arizona.

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Holland has had problems with his right kneecap staying in place, but a sleeve has prevented it from happening and he is now throwing pain free. The knee has delayed Holland’s return from the disabled list. He went on the DL June 1 with rotator-cuff inflammation. The shoulder has been fine for more than a week, but the knee has set him back.

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Daniels said the next step would be for Holland to throw one or two bullpen sessions, and then throw live batting practice. He would then go out on a rehab assignment.

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Before landing on the DL, Holland had posted a 2-1 record with a 4.19 ERA in 19.1 innings for the Rangers since his promotion from AAA.

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