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Holland recovers quite nicely

Updated: March 5, 2009, 1:59 PM ET
By Keith Law

Texas left-hander Derek Holland, the No. 21 prospect in baseball this offseason, threw two solid innings Wednesday in a nice bounce back from a bad first spring outing. Holland faced eight batters, retired six and walked none, although he ran a lot of deep counts.

Holland's fastball was 93-96 mph in his first inning of work and 92-94 in his second inning; it's mostly straight, although he threw one fastball at 93 that cut hard across the plate. His slider has some angle to it but is otherwise ...

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