Greg Holland
RP KC
1 month ago

Holland (elbow) was sitting at 88-91 mph with his fastball during a showcase Monday, FanGraphs' Eric Longenhagen reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the consensus among the scouts and general managers in attendance was that Holland looked healthy and was getting good extension during his delivery. Sherman notes that the Yankees, Mets and Giants sent significant scouts to the showcase. Holland threw 35 pitches, all fastballs and sliders, and even though his velocity was down four or five ticks from where he was at before needing Tommy John surgery, he should still draw plenty of interest on the open market.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 month ago

Holland (elbow) should be healthy for the start of spring training in February, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

It remains to be seen where he will pitch in 2017, but Holland is more than a year removed from Tommy John surgery. The Royals had previously hoped to sign him to a two-year deal while he completed the rehab process, but that arrangement never happened and Holland resumed throwing from a mound in August. Holland had back-to-back seasons with a sub-1.50 ERA and an elite strikeout rate before he pitched with the torn UCL in 2015, and it's possible that he'll emerge as a closer again to begin the season if he lands in the right opportunity.

Greg Holland
RP KC
8 months ago

Holland (elbow) has been throwing from 60 feet, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The free agent is slated to miss the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2015 regular season, but he's begun the rehab process and is hoping to land a contract sometime this season. Assuming all goes well, Holland should be good to go for 2017, but he faces a lengthy recovery process ahead of him.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

The Royals declined to tender Holland (elbow) a contract for 2016.

EDGE Analysis

This was fully expected, with Holland set to miss all of 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September. It's possible the Royals will look to bring Holland back on a multi-year deal, but the price would have to be right, as they have enough bullpen depth to overcome his loss (as they proved in the World Series).

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being diagnosed with a "significant" tear in his UCL, Holland will likely have to refrain from any activity over the offseason. Given the usual timetable for Tommy John, the 29-year-old likely won't be available until the 2017 season.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The worst-case scenario for Holland was realized late last week, with doctors finding a "significant" tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament. He will indeed undergo Tommy John surgery, meaning we likely won't see Holland again until 2017, and quite possibly with another club. Wade Davis has taken over the closer role for Kansas City.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland (elbow) has a "significant" tear in his UCL, and Tommy John surgery seems the most likely outcome, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holland has already been shut down for the remainder of the season, but Tommy John surgery could potentially cut into most, if not all, of his 2016 availability as well. If that's the case, Wade Davis would likely surge up draft boards with saves added his already eye-popping stats.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland (elbow) will be shut down for the rest of the season.

EDGE Analysis

It was thought that Holland would only miss a few days due to the soreness in his elbow, but it turns out the setback will sideline him much longer than originally expected. The extent of Holland's setback is uncertain, but it's possible it could affect his status for the 2016 season. Wade Davis will serve as the Royals' closer for the rest of the current campaign.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland (elbow) will not be the closer upon his return, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kansas City announced Tuesday that Holland will rest for a few days as he deals with soreness in his elbow. Manager Ned Yost also announced that when Holland returns to active status, he will no longer hold the closer's role, and the Royals will instead go with Wade Davis through the rest of the regular season, as well as the playoffs. Holland's velocity has dipped of late, likely due to the elbow soreness, and he took the loss in his last appearance Friday in Detroit, giving up two runs on three hits while walking two batters.

Greg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland is dealing with elbow tightness and will rest for a couple days, Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been clear in Holland's recent appearances that something's been bothering the right-hander, as his fastball has been hovering around 90-91 mph in his last five outings, down from his typical mid-90s velocity. As it turns out, he's battling through elbow tightness, but the Royals seem to think a brief rest will help him to a large extent. Wade Davis will close in Holland's absence.