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