Holland (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session Friday and is currently targeting an August 20 return, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports. Holland will be welcomed back with open arms given the collective struggles of the back of Texas' rotation, though he'll obviously need several rehab appearances before he'll be cleared for action.
Holland (shoulder) will throw a bullpen Saturday barring any setback during long toss Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Holland began playing catch before the All-Star break and has progressed to start long tossing Tuesday. He landed on the disabled list due to left shoulder inflammation, but will be out at least another month after he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.
The Rangers transferred Holland (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Holland just resumed throwing last week and will need to complete several more steps before he is ready to resume pitching for the big league club, so the Rangers decided to move him to the 60-day disabled list in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Holland will now be sidelined at least through August 20, but he should be able to rejoin the Rangers' rotation sometime after that barring any setbacks in the coming weeks.
Holland feels great after finally being able to play catch for the first time since going on the disabled list, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Holland made 25 total throws, not pitches, on Friday. This was a big first step for Holland in his progression back from his shoulder injury suffered in late June. There is still no timetable on when his official rehab will begin, Holland is expected to rejoin the Rangers at some point in early August.
Holland (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing since leaving his June 20 start and isn't expected back until early August as a result, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports. Holland is going to need multiple rehab starts once he's deemed healthy enough to do so, but it's far too early to tell exactly when a rehab assignment will begin.