Posted 5/30/12 at 12:53 AM

Derek Holland set to part ways with mustache

Derek Holland's mustache is so famous, it has its own commercial and Twitter account.

But in a move that shocked hair follicles everywhere, the Rangers left-hander announced he will be shaving his upper lip Wednesday morning.

So why the sudden makeover? Holland clarified that it was not at the request of his fiance:

He also provided a bit more explanation to ESPN Dallas:

"I think it's gone long enough," he said. "It's had fun. I just want to get back and bring the baby face back out. Nothing's going to change. It's not going to affect my performance. I think it's time it slips off for a little bit, give it a little bit of a vacation. It will come back."

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