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Greg Holland | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Greg Holland kept the Mariners scoreless in the ninth inning, wrapping up the Royals' 4-1 victory and securing his 14th save on Monday.
Holland issued a one-out walk to Logan Morrison, but struck out Austin Jackson and got Robinson Cano to fly out to end the game. Aside from a June 15 hiccup, Holland has had a strong June and is now 14-for-15 in save chances overall with a 2.95 ERA and an 18/12 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings. Jun 23 - 12:56 AM

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Greg Holland allowed five straight batters to reach in the ninth inning Monday against the Brewers before being pulled.

The Royals had a six-run lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning and Holland hadn't pitched in a week, so the goal was just to get him some work. He nearly ended up throwing the game away, as he allowed four hits and a walk to plate three runs before Wade Davis entered to put out of the fire. Holland's ERA jumped from 1.76 to 3.52 with the nightmare outing and simply hasn't looked the same as last season. It would be smart to make sure that Davis is safely tucked away in fantasy leagues.
Jun 16 - 12:34 AM

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Twins.

Holland walked a batter and struck out one in the outing. The save was his 11th of the year, and Holland now has five straight scoreless appearances after a rough end of May. The right-hander owns a strong 1.76 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Jun 9 - 11:36 PM

Greg Holland slammed the door on the Twins on Monday with a scoreless ninth inning as the Royals won 3-1.

Holland set down the Twins in 1-2-3 fashion, striking out Kennys Vargas, getting Kurt Suzuki to ground out, and getting Eddie Rosario to pop out to end the game. Holland has looked much better in recent outings after getting through a shaky latter half of May. The right-hander is 10-for-11 in save opportunities this season with a 1.88 ERA and a 12/8 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.
Jun 8 - 10:55 PM

Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save Wednesday versus the Indians.

Holland threw 12 pitches, 10 of them strikes. He's been very strong in his last two outings, in spite of his lack of work of late. Tonight's appearance was just his third since May 14. The early part of that absence was due to a stiff neck, but the recent lack of use is all about the Royals not generating save chances.
Jun 3 - 11:21 PM

Greg Holland gave up two earned runs and recorded only one out Monday in an appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Holland walked two and gave up a Slade Heathcott home run in the outing, showing diminished velocity and poor command. It was his first time pitching in a game since May 14, and he obviously didn't look sharp. Wade Davis was already a must-own in all mixed fantasy leagues, and his value continues to shoot up.
May 25 - 4:38 PM

Greg Holland (neck) is available on Wednesday.

Holland was given a night off Tuesday after reporting some stiffness in his neck, so Wade Davis grabbed his seventh save in the Royals' defeat of the Reds. Holland also has seven saves this season along with a 0.90 ERA.
May 20 - 5:43 PM

Greg Holland was not available to pitch Tuesday due to a stiff neck.

That left the closing duties to Wade Davis. It doesn't sound like this is a potential disabled list situation, so consider Holland day-to-day for the time being.
May 19 - 10:36 PM

Greg Holland was less than impressive in picking up his seventh save of the season, as he walked two Rangers and allowed the tying run to come to the plate before sealing off the win.

Holland entered the game with the Royals holding a 6-3 lead. After picking up the first two outs, he walked Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo. This brought Elvis Andrus to the plate. Elvis did not leave the building in "Heartbreak Hotel" style, but rather grounded out to Holland to end the game. Holland had just blown his first save of the year on May 12 and has had to dodge his share of bullets on his way to a 0.90 ERA and lackluster 6/6 K/BB ratio over 10 innings. With Thursday's save, he's now 7-for-8 in chances.
May 14 - 5:43 PM

Greg Holland escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th inning on Sunday to record his sixth save of the season.

Holland allowed a seeing-eye single to Austin Romine to begin the inning, then proceeded to walk Anthony Gose and Ian Kinsler who were each attempting to bunt. He was then able to induce a 5-2-3 double play ball from Hernan Perez before walking Victor Martinez to reload the bases. He then bore down and fanned Yoenis Cespedes on his 30th pitch of the night to end the game.
May 11 - 1:16 AM

Greg Holland dispatched of the Indians in the ninth inning on Thursday, preserving a three-run lead to earn his fifth save of the season.

Holland showed no signs of rust after returning from his injured pectoral muscle, retiring all three hitters that he faced in order. He has yet to allow a run in five innings of work this season while sporting a terrific 0.20 WHIP and 3/1 K/BB ratio.
May 7 - 8:24 PM

Royals activated RHP Greg Holland from the 15-day disabled list.

Holland has been on the shelf since April 18 with a pectoral strain but threw a simulated game over the weekend and is ready to go. He'll slide back into his closer's role, pushing Wade Davis to the eighth inning.
May 6 - 8:30 AM

Greg Holland (pectoral) will be activated Wednesday.

The initial plan called for Holland to be activated Tuesday, but the Royals will give their closer one extra day of rest before throwing him back into the fire. Holland has been on the shelf since April 18 with a pectoral strain. He'll push Wade Davis back into a setup role.
May 5 - 5:05 PM

Greg Holland (pectoral) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Holland got through a simulated game on Saturday with no issues. As long as he bounces back OK, he'll resume his closing duties on Tuesday, pushing Wade Davis back to a setup role. "I felt really good," Holland said. "It was exciting. I was able to execute most of my pitches. With that layoff, without really getting off the mound and facing hitters, it was very encouraging."
May 3 - 10:59 AM

Greg Holland (pectoral) will throw a simulated game on Saturday.

It's not clear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before returning, but either way Holland appears to be nearing activation. The closer is eligible to return on Sunday after missing the last couple weeks with a Grade 1 pectoral strain.
May 1 - 5:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Brandon Finnegan
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins