Derek Holland life and biography

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Derek Holland biography

Date of birth : 1986-10-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Newark, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-10-23
Credited as : baseball player MLB, pitcher Texas Rangers, World Series

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Derek Lane Holland is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers.

Holland was drafted in the 25th round in 2006 out of Wallace State Community College in Alabama. On April 22, 2009, Holland made his major league debut; pitching 2⅓ innings, allowing 3 hits, no runs, no walks, and striking out 2. On August 9, he pitched his first complete game, a 7–0 shutout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Anaheim.

Derek Holland started the 2011 season as a starter for the Rangers, and despite a 4.96 ERA, won four of his five starts in April and May. He lowered his ERA to 4.14 in June, mainly by virtue of his first shutout of the season.

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