Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland had
arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Friday.
The surgery was performed by Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister at the
Medical Center Arlington.
Holland sustained the injury in a fall at his home on Tuesday, and is expected
to miss the beginning of the 2014 regular season.
"I am devastated by this injury," said Holland. "It was a freak accident at
home that resulted in a hard fall on my knee. As upsetting as this is, my goal
is to begin rehab and get back on the mound as quickly as possible."
The 27-year-old lefty went 10-9 with a 3.42 earned run average over 33 starts
last season with Texas. He had a career-high in strikeouts (189) and innings
Over five seasons in the majors, all with Texas, Holland is 49-38 with a 4.36
ERA in 141 games, all but 18 of which are starts.
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