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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 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

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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

Greg Holland threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list on April 18 with a Grade 1 pectoral strain.

Royals manager Ned Yost said after the workout that he thinks Holland could be ready by early next week. Wade Davis has been filling in at closer for Kansas City and has been fantastic, but the job is Holland's. He had converted four saves in four opportunities without allowing a run before suffering the pectoral injury.
Apr 28 - 4:20 PM

Greg Holland (pectoral) will play catch on Sunday.

It will be the first time he's thrown since being diagnosed with a Grade 1 right pectoral strain. Holland is eligible to be activated from the disabled list in a week, though it's possible he'll need a little more time than that. Wade Davis will continue to serve as the Royals' closer in the meantime.
Apr 26 - 11:53 AM

The Royals will re-evaluate Greg Holland (pectoral) on Saturday to see if he can begin a throwing program.

Holland was diagnosed with a Grade 1 pectoral strain late last week. He told reporters that he was ready to start throwing this coming weekend, but the Royals are being rightly cautious here and will make sure Holland isn't rushing anything before they set him on a throwing program. Wade Davis has done a stellar job closing in his absence and the team has no reason to push Holland back into action faster than necessary.
Apr 23 - 5:28 PM

Greg Holland (pectoral) said he will start to throw Saturday or Sunday.

Holland told reporters he is feeling better after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 pectoral strain late last week. It's a good sign and points to a return when his mandatory 15 days on the DL are up. Wade Davis has performed wonderfully as the Royals' closer in Holland's absence.
Apr 22 - 6:46 PM

An MRI has revealed that Greg Holland is dealing with a Grade 1 pectoral strain.

That, of course, is the least severe strain and means that the closer could be ready to return after his 15 days are up. Wade Davis will continue to fill in as the Royals' closer while Holland is on the shelf.
Apr 20 - 5:00 PM

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S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins