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Rangers won't replace Derek Holland with costly free agent

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09:43 AM ET 01.11 | The Texas Rangers' off-season winning streak ended with a tumble down a staircase. General manager Jon Daniels said the club plans on being without left-hander Derek Holland until the All-Star break after he underwent surgery Friday to repair torn cartilage and other damage behind the left knee. The Rangers said Holland injured the knee Tuesday morning in a fall on stairs at his home. Daniels could not offer specifics of the accident. He said the club is confident that at the time of the injury, Holland was not engaged in a risky activity that would violate his contract. In a text to The Dallas Morning News, Holland said he did not injure the knee while playing hockey. His most recent game in an amateur hockey league in Frisco was Monday night. Daniels indicated the Rangers will not pursue a "big ticket" pitcher, such as Japanese free-agent right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Earlier in the day, Daniels said the club has "spent our budget, and then some."

Dallas Morning News

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January 11, 2014  10:28 AM ET

They should, however, get him a chair lift and a life alert bracelet.

January 11, 2014  12:42 PM ET

Oh well...

Next man up!

 
January 12, 2014  09:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They should, however, get him a chair lift and a life alert bracelet.

Should just throw him a bone

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