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Rangers Place Holland On 15-Day DL With Shoulder Fatigue

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- The Texas Rangers placed starting pitcher Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a fatigued left shoulder.

Holland has been battling a stomach virus for the last several weeks, which has caused him to lose 10-15 pounds. The Rangers, concerned about him not pitching at full strength, sent him back to the Lone Star State Thursday to be examined by a doctor.

Holland is 5-4 on the season with a 5.19 ERA. He has struck out 59 batters in 67 innings of work.

Alexei Ogando will take Holland’s place in the rotation and start Sunday on the road against the San Francisco Giants.

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