OUTGreg Holland
RP KC
6 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.

OUTGreg Holland
RP KC
10 months 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).

OUTGreg Holland
RP KC
12 months 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.

OUTGreg 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.

OUTGreg 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.

OUTGreg 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.

OUTGreg 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.

OUTGreg 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.

OUTGreg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland allowed two runs on three hits, walking two and striking out one while recording just two outs to take his fifth blown save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Holland hasn't been anywhere near his dominant self this season with an uncharacteristic 3.83 ERA. This one was particularly ugly as he walked in the winning run while throwing just 13 of 23 pitches for strikes. He has reportedly had a "cranky" elbow recently although the Royals downplayed that, but with other viable options like Wade Davis available, the team may consider alternatives if they feel Holland is not completely healthy.

OUTGreg Holland
RP KC
1 year ago

Holland had to make just three pitches to get through a perfect ninth inning en route to his 32nd save in an 8-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Holland came in to put out a fire that Franklin Morales started as he induced a double play and sac fly in quick order. This is only his second appearance in eight days and it appears the Royals are trying to spare him as much as possible before the playoffs begin. It would be wise of them to do that as they maintain a huge lead in the division and Holland has been dealing with injuries all season long.