Injured Feliz, Holland throw on Wednesday

Injured Feliz, Holland throw on Wednesday

SAN DIEGO -- Injured Rangers starters Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland continue to progress in their rehab, as both threw before Texas' series finale in San Diego on Wednesday afternoon.

Feliz has not pitched since May 18 due to inflammation in his right elbow, and was placed on the disabled list on May 21. He has since been moved to the 60-day DL, and is eligible to return on July 18.

The 24-year-old righty, who made a name for himself in the Rangers' bullpen over the past few seasons, threw for the first time since the injury on Monday, and put in a similar session before Wednesday's game, throwing lightly from 60 feet just to, as manager Ron Washington put it, "get his arm going." Feliz is 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA and one complete game in seven starts this season.

Holland made a bit more of a jump in his rehab on Wednesday, throwing his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list on June 7 with shoulder weakness resulting from a stomach virus. The 25-year-old also had successful long-toss sessions earlier in the week.

The lefty's rehab can progress quickly because it was not so much injury but illness and the accompanying weight loss that sidelined him in the first place. Holland is 5-4 with a 5.10 ERA in 12 games, 11 starts, this season.