Will Texas Rangers’ Derek Holland’s Pitching in the WBC Put Him on the Disabled List?
That means two things are likely: He will wind up on the DL this season. And he won’t reach 200 innings pitched.
Just consider the last go-round with the World Baseball Classic. There were 11 pitchers who made at least two starts in the WBC who also were major league starters. Seven of them spent time on the DL over the course of the 2009 season. Only one of the 11 – Javier Vazquez – ended up pitching as many as 200 innings.