The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has reinstated left-handed pitcher Derek Holland from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Holland on the active roster, the club has optioned right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm to Double-A Frisco.
Holland is scheduled to start tonight’s game against Minnesota in Arlington. He was placed on the disabled list on June 7 (retroactive to June 6) with left shoulder fatigue. He went 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA (6 ER/9.0 IP) in 2 starts with Triple-A Round Rock on an injury rehabilitation assignment. Holland suffered the loss in his last rehab outing on Monday vs. New Orleans, with all runs allowed coming in his final inning of work (6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R-ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 3 HR, 73 pitches/54 strikes).
Holland has gone 5-4 with a 5.10 ERA (38 ER/67.0 IP) in 12 games/11 starts for Texas this season. He earned a win in his last big league start on June 5 at Oakland, allowing 3 runs in 5.1 innings. This was just his second career stint on the disabled list.
Grimm’s contract was purchased from Frisco on June 16, and he went 1-1 with a 10.80 ERA (12 ER/10.0 IP) in 3 games/2 starts for the Rangers in his first big league action. Grimm earned the win in his major league debut on June 16 vs. Houston (6.0 IP, 3 R-ER, 0 BB, 7 SO), becoming the first American League pitcher in over 45 years with a quality start of no walks and 7-or-more strikeouts in his debut.
With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.