Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Derek Holland is getting a bit closer to returning. Holland is very eager to return to the mound, but the Rangers are not going to rush him back any time soon.
When the injury first happened, the Rangers had him on a time table to return after the All-star break. Derek Holland’s goal ever since surgery has been to be back in June. So far it appears through his hard work and determination he’ll do that.
After his last check up, it showed his knee strength still wasn’t 100%. Holland should be able to start rehab assignments in about 2 weeks. If it was up to Holland it would be sooner. He commented on his return to the media during the recent series against the Minnesota Twins.
“Everything was much more improved,” Holland said. “The next step is still up to them. I don’t have a say. There’s still some things that we have to take care of. This is coming from me, but I’m hoping after this road trip and the next homestand I can get out of here. I’m trying to push for sooner.” (Star Telegram – Jeff Wilson)