Houston Texas. The Texas Rangers on Saturday made a roster move on Saturday. The Rangers have activated from the 60 day disabled list left handed pitcher Derek Holland, 27, to the active roster.
To make room for Holland on the Rangers 25 man roster, the team designated for assignment first baseman and outfielder Mike Carp, 28. Holland had been pitching in a rehabilitation assignment with the Round Rock Express which is the AAA minor league branch of the Rangers.
Holland was not able to pitch for the Rangers in the 2014 Major League Baseball season since he had an operation on his left knee when he fell down the stairs in his home while playing with his dog in January.
Holland who has the nickname the Dutch Oven will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. It will be the first start for Holland in the 2014 Major League Baseball season for the Rangers. The Kansas City Royals will be the host team.
Holland made his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers in 2009. Holland is one of the most valuable pitchers on the Rangers pitching staff. The 2014 Texas Rangers baseball team are going through one of their worst seasons in the history of their franchise since they moved from Washington D C after the end of the 1971 baseball season.
News sources: ESPN Dallas Fort Worth and CBS Sports