Derek Holland was placed on the 15-day DL this morning with what the Rangers are calling “left shoulder fatigue”. Holland has been battling a vicious bout of bubble gut the last 2 1/2 weeks and has lost 15 pounds. The Rangers plan on allowing Holland the time to get back to 100% before having him pitch again.
In the meantime, the Rangers will allow Alexi Ogando to make the start on Sunday. During the first half of 2011 when he spent most of his time as a starter he was 9-3 with a 2.92 ERA. Soon after that he struggled with fatigue and was moved to a bullpen role where he remained to start this season.
Meanwhile, Roy Oswalt continues to build innings in Round Rock with the hopes of joining the big league club somewhere around June 20th.