Holland for Rupe
The Rangers are calling up pitcher Derek Holland from Triple A Oklahoma. Pitcher Josh Rupe has been designated for assignment. Holland is going into the bullpen. He will be at the Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday.
Holland pitched brilliantly for the Rangers in 2008 in winning their Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award. He was 13-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts but only four of them were at Double A Frisco. He was 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA in four starts with the Roughriders and made one start at Oklahoma City this season, giving up four runs in four innings.
That means he has made just five starts above the Class A level.