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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 (arm) yielded two runs on three hits in his return to the mound on Wednesday.
Holland had been unavailable for several days due to what Royals manager Ned Yost has called a "cranky" arm. Chances are he's probably fine, but his struggles Wednesday could suggest that maybe he's not totally healthy. Aug 28 - 8:40 AM

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Royals manager Ned Yost said that Greg Holland (arm) will likely be available to pitch Wednesday.

Wade Davis got another save on Tuesday in place of Holland, who hasn't been available for a few days due to what Yost has called a "cranky" arm. It's not a major concern, as the Royals are just being careful given their big division lead.
Aug 26 - 12:03 AM

Greg Holland might be unavailable to pitch Monday due to what Royals manager Ned Yost referred to as a "cranky" pitching arm.

The skipper didn't divulge any more details, but it doesn't seem like something to be overly concerned with at the moment. Holland hasn't been his usual dominant self this season, posting a 3.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 44/23 K/BB ratio over 38 innings. Wade Davis will handle the ninth inning until Holland is ready.
Aug 24 - 5:24 PM

Greg Holland earned his 28th save of the season in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Red Sox, though it came with a hit allowed and a walk.

Holland wasn't even going to pitch in the game, as the Royals entered the ninth holding a 6-2 lead. Kelvin Herrera put a pair of runners on base, though, which forced the team to bring their closer into the fold. Holland allowed an RBI single to Xander Bogaerts and subsequently walked David Ortiz to load the bases before inducing a Travis Shaw fly ball to end the game. Phew. The right-hander is 28-for-32 in save opportunities while pitching to a 3.55 ERA and 44/23 K/BB ratio over 38 innings.
Aug 22 - 11:20 PM

Greg Holland struck out the side in Friday's 4-1 win over the Angels, earning his 26th save of the season.

Holland struck out the first two batters in the ninth inning before allowing a single to David Murphy. And that just wouldn't do, as he proceeded to strike out Kole Calhoun to send the Rally Monkey back into hiding. Holland is 26-for-30 in save chances while pitching to a 4.04 ERA and 42/21 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings. The numbers are not what you want to see out of your closer, but Holland has enough leash that it would probably take an implosion to lose the role.
Aug 15 - 12:57 AM

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 22nd save as the Royals edged the Indians 2-1 on Tuesday.

Holland issued a one-out walk to Michael Bourn, but he was immediately erased when Mike Aviles grounded into a game-ending double play. The right-hander has struggled thus far in the second half, but is 22-for-25 in save opportunities with a 3.13 ERA and a 35/18 K/BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings overall.
Jul 28 - 10:49 PM

Greg Holland allowed a run on four hits but managed to escape without further damage, earning the save against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Called on to protect a three-run lead, Holland instead gave up an infield single and a double to start the frame. Starling Marte was cut down at the plate trying to score, though, and after getting Pedro Alvarez to strike out swinging it appeared Holland would survive unscathed. Two singles and a walk produced a run and loaded the bases with two outs, but Holland got Gregory Polanco to strike out to end the game. Holland owns a 3.34 ERA and 1.31 WHIP to go along with his 21 saves this year.
Jul 21 - 11:42 PM

Greg Holland blew his third save of the season Saturday in the Royals' win over the White Sox.

Kansas City bounced back from Holland's blunder and won the game in 13 innings. Holland retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run lead, but Adam LaRoche singled, Alexei Ramirez drew a walk, and then J.B. Shuck smacked a two-run, game-tying double to deep left-center. Holland is not in danger of losing his job, even with Wade Davis continuing to dominate.
Jul 18 - 7:40 PM

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

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

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