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July 31, 2009

Derek Holland glad to still be a Ranger

Texas general manager Jon Daniels said the trade status of left-hander Derek Holland didn't change because of his two-hit outing Thursday night against Seattle. Holland said he was getting text messages from friends for about a week when he name was mentioned in different deals. The rookie is glad he isn't going anywhere, saying he wants to be a Texas Ranger for as long as he can..

"I wasn't really thinking about that. The way I saw last night was that I've got to go pitch. We're trying to go to the playoffs and win a World Series. I wasn't too worried about where I'm going to go if I was going to go somewhere."

Holland said he didn't pay attention to Friday's trade news, instead opting to follow his normal off-day routine. He was running outside at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington just before the 3 p.m. trade deadline passed.

- Anthony Andro

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