Texas Rangers’ Derek Holland uncertain if he’ll report to Spring Training

Sep 23, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) delivers a pitch to the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Holland pitched nine innings of shut-out baseball beating the Astros 12-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, Spring Training is just around the corner and pitchers/catchers have about 18 days before they report to camp.

Now the Texas Rangers made a couple big moves that could help them rip the American League West away from the Oakland Athletics. That’s if key players are able to stay healthy. This team has to be hungry for the post-season more than ever after falling short against the Tampa Bay Rays in that intense Wild Card playoff.

Starting pitcher Derek Holland is hoping he’ll be able to return soon, but still has some progress to make after undergoing knee surgery. According to FOX Sports Southwest, Holland isn’t sure if he’ll report to Spring Training with his teammates or stay in Texas and continue his rehab there.

Holland expects to be riding a stationary bike next week as he’s preparing himself to lose the crutches and begin walking after February 20th. He may be out until mid-season, but should help out the starting rotation whenever he returns.

Derek finished the 2013 campaign with a career high 189 strike outs, a win/loss record of 10-9, career best 3.42 ERA and 1,29 WHIP.

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