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Shoulder Exam Reveals No Structural Damage On Holland's Shoulder

Derek Holland was sent to the disabled list this week with shoulder issues

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    Some good news for Rangers’ fans in need of good news, what with the team’s recent skid: A shoulder exam on starter Derek Holland on Thursday showed no structural damage, meaning that the injury that sent him to the disabled list is less serious than it might have been.

    According to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers’ team orthopedist Keith Meister found some weakness in Holland’s throwing shoulder, but attributed it to the dramatic weight loss suffered by Holland over the past week as a result of a stomach virus.

    Holland is eligible to return from the DL on June 21, and for now, he will limit his focus to regaining weight and strength rather than rushing into a throwing program. For the season, Holland is 5-4 with a 5.10 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.