Rangers activate Derek Holland

Derek Holland is finally ready to start doing this again. (USATSI)
Derek Holland is finally ready to start doing this again.(USATSI)

The Rangers on Saturday announced that left-hander Derek Holland has been activated from the 60-day disabled list. Holland will make his first start of the 2014 season on Tuesday against the Royals. Holland has been sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in January (pursuant to a "dog-related" injury). 

Holland, 27, is coming off a breakout 2013 season in which he pitched to a 3.42 ERA (122 ERA+) and 2.95 K/BB ratio in 213 innings of work. He's signed to a five-year, $28.5-million contract that includes team options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

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