With both Minnesota and Kansas City have solid left-hand hitting lineups, the Rangers are putting lefty Derek Holland back in the starting rotation. Holland will start Sunday against the Twins and next weekend against Kansas City. Vicente Padilla will start Friday night, followed by Scott Feldman and Holland. Kevin Millwood will start Monday against Boston with Tommy Hunter going Tuesday. The Rangers have their work cut out for them against Boston, which will start John Smoltz, Tim Wakefield and Josh Beckett in the three-game set.
- Anthony Andro
Although this sounds like the smart move, in reality, it is _not_ what the club _prefers_ to do, per TRS:
The Rangers still want Holland in the bullpen right now but have no choice but to start him. He'll get three starts and that will take the Rangers back to the Trade Deadline. By then they will know if they know if they can trade for a starter or if they can expect Matt Harrison back soon.