Rangers place LHP Derek Holland on 15-day disabled list

Chicago, Ill. — The Texas Rangers announced prior to last night’s series opener in Chicago that the club has placed left-handed pitcher Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, with left rotator cuff inflammation. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Pedro Strop (#46) from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Holland left his last start on Sunday at Minnesota in the second inning. He was examined yesterday by Dr. Keith Meister at the Medical Center of Arlington and diagnosed with the inflammation in his left shoulder. Holland has gone 2-1 with a 4.19 in 5 games/4 starts this season since being recalled on May 12. The first date he will be eligible to come off the disabled list is June 15.

Strop (pronounced Strope) will be in his second stint with Texas this season, although he did not appear in his other stint, which lasted one day on May 15. He has spent the rest of the year with Oklahoma City (), where he has gone 0-1 with 5 saves and a 1.74 (4 ER/20.2 IP) in 17 relief appearances. He has held opponents to a .184 (14-76) average with 6 walks and 24 strikeouts. Over his last 6 outings and 11.0 innings in the Pacific Coast League, the opposition has gone 1-for-34 (.029) with 4 walks (one intentional) and 13 strikeouts.

Strop made his major league debut with Texas last season, allowing 6 runs in 7.0 innings over 7 relief appearances.

With these moves, the Rangers still have 39 players on the club’s 40-man roster.

Updated 06-02-2010

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