Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland left Friday's start against the Houston Astros with tightness in his left shoulder.
Holland departed his first start of the season after the first inning and was replaced by Anthony Bass.
Holland had given up a single to Jose Altuve to start the game, but picked him off second later in the inning. Jed Lowrie then hit a solo homer just over the wall in left. He wound up taking the loss in Texas' 5-1 defeat.
The 28-year-old lefty missed a large chunk of last season after tearing cartilage in his left knee that required surgery prior to the start of the season.
Texas also saw right fielder Shin-Soo Choo leave the game after the second inning with a back injury, and right fielder Ryan Rua leave later in the game with an ankle injury.