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Derek Holland Won't Throw for at Least a Month  

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland will not throw for 4-6 weeks after leaving his start against Houston Friday with a strain in his left shoulder.

It was evident something was wrong with Holland from his very first pitch when Holland's velocity was under 90 miles per hour. Holland lasted nine pitches before exiting the game.

"I was hoping the radar gun was off or he would get loose," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.

After Holland is allowed to throw again it is projected he will need at least one month of rebuilding arm strength before he can pitch for the Rangers.

"I'm beat up about this," Holland said. "I felt it on the last warmup pitch and I just wanted to make sure I got through the inning. Everything was great in the 'pen. I joke around about it now with (catcher Robinson) Chirinos. I was spotting up, everything was good, ball was coming out great and then to come out here and throw the first pitch and have it go down the drain like that, it crushes you."

The 28-year-old Holland missed most of last season after undergoing microfracture knee surgery.

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Rangers' Derek Holland Out Until Midseason After "Freak Accident"

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Texas Rangers will have to navigate half the 2014 without starting pitcher Derek Holland after he suffered a knee injury in his Arlington home.

Holland damaged cartilage in his left knee. He recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn cartilage, and he's expected to be out until around midseason for the Rangers.

"I'm devastated by this injury," Holland said in a statement released by the club. "It was a freak accident at home that resulted in a hard fall on my knee. As upsetting as this is, my goal is to begin rehab and get back on mound as quickly as possible."

The 27-year-old Holland was set to be the team's number 2 starter heading into spring training.

"I expect we will add some [starting pitching], but I expect it will be more in the depth category than really replacing somebody at the front end of the rotation," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "This is an opportunity for a number of our guys."

In 2013, Holland went 10-9 with a 3.42 ERA with 189 strikeouts.

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Rangers Top Angels, 3-2

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers got the best of Josh Hamilton in his return on Friday with a 3-2 victory over the Angels and their former teammate.

Ian Kinsler delivered the big go-ahead RBI hit in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Rangers and Joe Nathan closed the door in the top of the ninth.

Hamilton returned to a sold out crowd full of boos and struck out in his first at-bat.

"I'd lie to you if I said it didn't bother me a little bit. But it didn't like overwhelm me," said Hamilton, who signed a $125 million, five-year contract over the winter with the Angels. "It's what I expected."

Hamilton finished the day 0-4 with two strike outs in his return to Arlington.

Derek Holland pitched seven innings and gave up two runs, struck out five and allowed six hits.  Tanner Scheppers got the win in relief for Texas.

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Rangers Place Holland On 15-Day DL With Shoulder Fatigue

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- The Texas Rangers placed starting pitcher Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a fatigued left shoulder.

Holland has been battling a stomach virus for the last several weeks, which has caused him to lose 10-15 pounds. The Rangers, concerned about him not pitching at full strength, sent him back to the Lone Star State Thursday to be examined by a doctor.

Holland is 5-4 on the season with a 5.19 ERA. He has struck out 59 batters in 67 innings of work.

Alexei Ogando will take Holland’s place in the rotation and start Sunday on the road against the San Francisco Giants.

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Holland Signs Five-Year Deal with Rangers

Major League Baseball(SURPRISE, Ariz) -- Pitcher Derek Holland and the Texas Rangers agreed to a five-year $25 million deal on Tuesday.

Holland, 25, will receive $1 million this year, $3.2 million next year, $5.4 million in 2014, $7.4 million in 2015 and $10 million in 2016.

"I'm very excited to be a part of this," Holland said. "We've got an unbelievable team. We've got upcoming stars coming up in the organization and I want to be a part of that as well."

Last season, Holland went 16-5 with an ERA of 3.95 and had 162 strikeouts in 198 innings pitched.

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Darvish' First Day of Spring Training

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- Let the Darvish mania begin.  The Texas Rangers arrived at Spring Training on Tuesday along with their Japanese star pitcher Yu Darvish in Arizona.

As Darvish approached the mound for his first session, the Japanese media flashed their cameras but were not able to get a word with him.

Catcher Luis Martinez was the first to get a look at the Rangers' new star on the mound who threw 30 pitches.

"I was excited and happy to catch him," said Martinez, who admitted that it was "a bit overwhelming," too. "He had a bunch of pitches, great stuff and stayed down in the zone. He threw curveballs, sliders, changeup, splits. He did really well."

One person who did get to chat with Darvish was pitcher Derek Holland. 

"He's practicing it," Holland said of Darvish's English vocabulary. "He said, 'Please teach me English.' I told him I'm not the best guy to be teaching English. We were joking. He was getting a feel for it."

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Holland Shuts Out Cardinals in Game 4 of World Series

(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Derek Holland pitched the game of his life on Saturday, throwing 8.1 shutout innings in the Texas Rangers' 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the World Series. The win ties the series at two games each.

Rangers catcher Mike Napoli hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to put a stamp on the win. Outfielder Josh Hamilton hit an RBI double in the first for Texas.

Game five is set for Monday night at 8 p.m. The Cardinals will send their ace, Chris Carpenter, to the mound. Texas counters with C.J. Wilson.

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