Rangers left-hander Derek Holland, sidelined following micro-fracture knee surgery in January, completed a simulated game early Saturday but isn’t scheduled to be sent out for a rehab pitching assignment.

Rangers manager Ron Washington said Holland did what he was asked to do during the 67-pitch session, which was designed primarily to test his Holland’s ability to field his position.

“There’s still a little limp there. Maybe that’s going to be there,” Washington said. “Derek should be happy with what he accomplished.”

Holland led the Rangers in starts last season with 33. He injured the knee playing with his dog at home.

Holland said he accepts that the decision to return to the active roster is out of his hands. He said he’s simply eager to contribute to the Rangers.

“When you’re on the DL, you don’t feel like you’re with the guys,” Holland said. “They’re out there in the war, and I’m in like the emergency room.”

The Rangers have used the disabled list this season more than any other major league team. They got only 12 total starts from fellow left-handers Martin Perez and Matt Harrison before they were both lost for the season in May.

AROUND THE LEAGUES ­— The Toronto Blue Jays recalled outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Triple-A Buffalo. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list, and the right-hander was scheduled to start Saturday against the New York Mets. ... The Washington Nationals recalled starting pitcher Blake Treinen and reliever Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse. ... Right fielder Josh Reddick left the Oakland Athletics’ game at Miami on Saturday with a strained right knee, and his status is day to day.