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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 (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

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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

Royals placed RHP Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.

Holland hasn't allowed a run in four appearances this season, but must have incurred the injury during Friday's appearance. Wade Davis will presumably handle the ninth-inning gig while Holland is sidelined and is a tremendous addition in any mixed leagues where he's unowned.
Apr 18 - 3:43 PM

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday, preserving a two-run advantage to earn his fourth save of the season.

Holland issued one walk in the inning and surprisingly didn't record a strike out. The dominant right-hander hasn't allowed a run yet in four innings this season and owns an exceptional 0.25 WHIP and 3/1 K/BB ratio.
Apr 17 - 11:01 PM

Greg Holland tossed a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the White Sox for his second save of the season.

Holland struck out two of the three batters he faced in the perfect frame. The 29-year-old has picked up from where he left off last season and figures to be one of the top fantasy closers again in 2015.
Apr 9 - 5:47 PM

Greg Holland carved through the White Sox in the ninth inning to record his first save of the season on Wednesday.

Holland got Adam LaRoche to ground out, Gordon Beckham to fly out, and J.B. Shuck to ground out. It was an easy seven-pitch outing for the right-hander. Holland finished last season with 46 saves, a 1.44 ERA, and a 90/20 K/BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings and should once again rank among the game's elite closers in 2015.
Apr 8 - 11:24 PM

Greg Holland struck out the side in his one inning of work against the Reds on Saturday.

It's old hat for the talented closer. Holland struck out 90 in 62 1/3 innings last season along with 46 saves and a 1.44 ERA. The 29-year-old can be counted on for more of the same this season.
Mar 7 - 5:25 PM

Royals and RHP Greg Holland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.25 million contract.

It's quite a bit higher than the midpoint of figures exchanged last month, as Holland had requested $9 million and was offered $6.65 million by the Royals. Holland has developed into one of the best closers in the game, as he's recorded 93 saves over the last two seasons while holding a 1.32 ERA with 193 strikeouts across 129 1/3 frames.
Feb 13 - 10:33 AM

Greg Holland requested $9 million and was offered $6.65 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Holland to earn $9.3 million, so it appears that the Royals tried to low-ball him here. Obviously ample ground will have to be made up in order for the two sides to avoid a hearing next month.
Jan 16 - 5:37 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Ryan Madson
9Yohan Pino
10Brandon Finnegan
11Tim Collins