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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Rangers' Derek Holland activated

By Calvin Watkins
ESPNDallas.com

HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers activated left-handed starter Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. Holland has missed all of the season recovering from left knee surgery.

He will make his season debut Tuesday in Kansas City.

Holland did some fielding drills and threw a bullpen session prior to Saturday's game.

"I got to work on it," Holland said in regards to his fielding. "Just because I'm [with the big club] doesn't mean I can't stop doing anything. Once the season ends, it's back to square one. Yeah, I feel great, no issues at all."

To make room on the 40-man roster for Holland, the Rangers designated 1B/outfielder Mike Carp for assignment.

Saturday's starter, Robbie Ross Jr., was called up from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Miles Mikolas (shoulder fatigue). To clear space for Ross on the roster, the team optioned right-handed starter Nick Tepesch to Round Rock.

Tepesch may return to the Rangers next week and still take his regularly scheduled start Wednesday when the rosters expand.