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Derek Holland

Texas Rangers — No. 45
Starting pitcher
Born: October 9, 1986 (1986-10-09) (age 23)
Newark, Ohio
Bats: Switch Throws: Left 
MLB debut
April 22, 2009 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Win-Loss     8-13
Earned run average     6.12
Strikeouts     107

Derek Lane Holland (born October 9, 1986, in Newark, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers. He was the #2 rated prospect in the organization according to Baseball America, behind Neftali Feliz for 2009.[1]

Baseball career

Holland was drafted in the 25th round in 2006 out of Wallace State Community College in Alabama.[2] On April 22, 2009, Holland made his major league debut; pitching 2⅓ innings, allowing 3 hits, no runs, no walks, and striking out 2. On August 9, he pitched his first complete game, a 7–0 shutout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Anaheim.


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