Sep 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) looks at the scoreboard during the first inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Holland and his dog Wrigley have added a little bit of concern with the starting rotation. Due to Holland’s injury, the Texas Rangers have brought on several pitchers, such as Tommy Hanson, in hopes that they’ll be able to pitch in his place. But it does seem like Harrison might be able to do just that.
The good news is that Holland is progressing very well with his recovery from knee surgery. Holland is almost off crutches, which is a good sign. But it is still expected that he’ll miss at least third or half of the season.