Holland's Role, Rangers' Rotation In Question

Derek Holland came into the rotation due to injury, and he might be staying there for that very reason

Considering that Derek Holland is a 22 year-old who has made just one start in triple-A and one start in the big leagues (against the Astros), and that the New York Yankees have fashioned themselves a modern day Murderer’s Row of sorts, Wednesday night went about as one could expect.
Holland went five plus innings, surrendering six runs and ten hits. Two of those hits left the yard, off the bats of Hideki Matsui and Mark Texeira, respectively.
An error was also committed by Holland.
Whether or not the kid will make another start in the immediate future seems to be, at least somewhat, in question.
Vicente Padilla, who’s strained right shoulder opened the door for Holland to join the rotation, may return as soon as Saturday.
Padilla will throw a bullpen on Friday, which will serve as the basis for the exact date of his return.
Matt Harrison and Holland are though to be the most likely candidates to head to the bullpen when he finally does get cleared to pitch.
Harrison has been dealing with inflammation in his left shoulder, though, and that may lead to Holland remaining in the rotation longer.
General manager Jon Daniels has said the rotation will not be set until the team’s day off on Monday, after the Oakland series in Arlington.

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