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Holland throws again, itching to come off DL

Holland throws again, itching to come off DL

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Holland throws again, itching to come off DL
ARLINGTON -- Derek Holland, on the disabled list while recovering from a stomach virus, had his second bullpen session off a mound on Friday. He threw 42 pitches, but the Rangers have still not yet decided when he will be ready for a medical rehabilitation assignment.

"There is no timetable," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "When we feel he is ready we'll make the move. We're not going to rush him. We want to make sure everything we do is so that he is ready to come back and doesn't need to go back on the disabled list."

Holland has not pitched since June 5 in a 6-3 victory over the Athletics. He was placed on the disabled list two days later because of a stomach virus that had left him in an unusually weak condition. He also lost 15 pounds during the process. Holland said his weight and strength have returned.

"I treated that as if it was a real bullpen," Holland said. "I'm super happy. I started gassing it up and everything. I was fine. It was a basic bullpen for me. I want to go somewhere. I want to get out of here. I hate being on the DL."

Neftali Feliz (sprained right elbow) and Alexi Ogando (strained groin muscle), are still limited to flat ground. Koji Uehara (strained lat muscle) has not resumed throwing.

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