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Greg Holland | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Western Carolina
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 10 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals activated RHP Greg Holland from the 10-day disabled list.
Holland allowed four runs on five hits (including two homers) and four walks over five innings during his rehab assignment, though he showed better control in his final three appearances and had a scoreless outing last time out. Still, the Cardinals figure to use him in lower-leverage situations initially. Holland had a horrifying 9.45 ERA and 10/15 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings prior to hitting the disbaled list with a right hip impingement late last month. Jun 19 - 3:49 PM

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According to Jenifer Langosch of, the Cardinals plan to activate Greg Holland from the disabled list at some point during the upcoming week.

Holland will travel with the team this week rather than continuing on his rehab assignment. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 26 with a right hip impingement. In 13 1/3 innings with the Cardinals this season, he has posted a horrifying 9.45 ERA and 10/15 K/BB ratio.
Jun 17 - 10:17 PM

Greg Holland (hip) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Springfield.

Holland has struggled to throw strikes in his time with Triple-A Memphis, but the move has nothing to do with that, but rather it takes place because Memphis is going on the road and the Cardinals want Holland staying in one place while he tries to recover from his hip impingement. He'll need to cut down the walks before he's called up, but right now it appears Holland will rejoin the St. Louis bullpen sometime in late June.
Jun 13 - 7:33 PM

Greg Holland (hip) has walked four batters over two scoreless innings during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis.

In other words, Holland's return to the Cardinals' bullpen is not imminent. The veteran reliever had a brutal 9.45 ERA, 2.63 WHIP and 10/15 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings before being placed on the disabled list late last month with what was termed as a right hip impingement. Clearly, he still has some work to do.
Jun 11 - 2:09 PM

Greg Holland (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis.

Holland will be joined by reliever Matt Bowman on the rehab assignment in the Pacific Coast League. Holland was placed on the disabled list with a hip impingement on May 26, but he's been able to throw a couple of bullpen sessions without trouble. If he's able to throw without pain during his time with Memphis, he has a chance to rejoin the St. Louis bullpen in the middle of the month.
Jun 6 - 8:06 PM

Greg Holland (hip) threw another bullpen session on Tuesday, and could begin a rehab assignment soon.

Holland was placed on the disabled list last Tuesday with a right hip impingement. Since then, he's now completed two bullpen sessions. Assuming he doesn't feel sore in the coming days, he could begin a rehab assignment this weekend in his road back to the St. Louis bullpen. He's been a borderline disaster so far, with a 9.45 ERA and 2.63 WHIP in his 13 1/3 innings for St. Louis.
Jun 5 - 11:42 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Greg Holland on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip impingement.

The Greg Holland experiment hasn't gone swimmingly for the Cardinals so far. The right-hander owns a 9.45 ERA, 2.63 WHIP and 10/15 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings with the Cardinals this season. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
May 26 - 1:09 PM

Greg Holland gave up two runs on three hits in one inning of work Friday against the Pirates.

Holland served up an RBI triple to Jordy Mercer and an RBI single to Josh Harrison. He’s now allowed two runs in four straight appearances, which gives him a disturbing 9.45 ERA and 2.63 WHIP over 18 appearances this season. Needless to say, he’s not going to see high-leverage situations anytime soon.
May 25 - 10:05 PM

Cardinals president John Mozeliak said Tuesday that Greg Holland will likely "not be used in the ninth inning at this time."

Holland blew a save in ugly fashion Friday against the Pirates and then yielded a run on three hits in a low-leverage appearance on Sunday. The 31-year-old right-hander, who signed a one-year, $14 million contract with St. Louis on Opening Day, now holds a 7.36 ERA and 2.32 WHIP in 10 appearances this season. Bud Norris will operate as the Cardinals' primary closer for the foreseeable future.
May 1 - 6:13 PM

Greg Holland blew a save Friday against the Pirates by giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits while failing to retire a batter.

Holland entered Friday’s action with four straight scoreless appearances under his belt, so Cardinals manager Mike Matheny decided to give him his first save chance. It didn’t go well. To be fair, things could have looked different if first baseman Jose Martinez fielded a potential double-play ball. Holland would go on to give up a game-tying double to Jordy Mercer and the Pirates eventually won in the 11th. It’s clear that Matheny would prefer to use Holland as his closer, but Bud Norris shouldn’t be dropped yet in fantasy leagues. Norris could very well get the next opportunity.
Apr 27 - 11:31 PM

Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth in a tie game against the Mets on Thursday

Bud Norris got the eighth today, so it looks like the Cardinals were planning on giving Holland a save chance in the ninth had one materialized. He needs to be picked up in any leagues in which he was dropped.
Apr 26 - 5:37 PM

Greg Holland pitched a hitless inning against the Cubs on Thursday.

Holland needs to put a few of these together before he should be much of a threat for saves, but it seemed like improvement. He struck out one and walked one today. Over his first four outings, he had one strikeouts and seven walks in 2 1/3 innings.
Apr 19 - 5:44 PM

Greg Holland was charged with two runs without recording an out in an appearance Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Holland came into the eighth inning with the Cardinals leading 5-1. He walked Kyle Schwarber, served up a long home run to Javy Baez and then walked Addison Russell before being lifted. Holland's stuff Tuesday actually looked decent, but he's still having lots of trouble spotting his pitches after skipping spring training. With Bud Norris looking sharp, it's hard to see Holland getting save chances anytime soon.
Apr 17 - 11:54 PM

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

Holland was dreadful in his St. Louis debut Monday night against the Brewers, walking four of the five batters he faced, but he looked much sharper in his second appearance in a Cardinals uniform, needing just 13 pitches to get through the frame. The 31-year-old right-hander should be good to handle the team's next save opportunity.
Apr 11 - 4:27 PM

Greg Holland walked four of the five batters he faced in his Cardinals debut Monday night against the Brewers.

One of those was an ill-advised intentional walk called by manager Mike Matheny, who probably should have noticed that Holland wasn't ready after his first couple of pitches. Matheny instead allowed Holland to throw 19 pitches, only six of which were strikes. Holland loaded the bases, then walked Orlando Arcia to give the Brewers the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning. Dominic Leone, Bud Norris, or Jordan Hicks should probably handle the Cardinals' save opportunities until Holland proves more fit for MLB action, but who knows with Matheny at the helm?
Apr 9 - 10:53 PM

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