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Derek Holland was scratched from his scheduled one-inning intrasquad appearance due to what GM Jon Daniels called "normal shoulder soreness." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With last year's Rangers team looking like a MASH unit, even the hint of an injury cropping up sends up red flags. Holland wanted to pitch on Sunday, but instead is slated to see the bump on Monday. If that gets scratched, then it's something to be concerned about. Remember, Holland is coming back from an injury last year, but it wasn't a shoulder injury--it was a knee injury. Perhaps it's just early season soreness, and for Rangers fans, that's what they're hoping for. I have Holland projected as a top-10 AL Cy Young candidate in 2015.


Pitcher Derek Holland, who missed most of the 2014 season due to a freak accident at home, slipped and fell in his shower during a 3.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. Fortunately, this time, Holland escaped injury (Source:

Fantasy Impact: You know there's not much going on when a slip in the shower makes news, but this could have been catastrophic for the Rangers if something serious had happened. Perhaps Holland should wear heavy padding and a crash helmet whenever he's not at the ballpark.