Greg Holland RP KC 1 week ago

Holland (neck) will be available Wednesday against the Reds, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Wade Davis was called upon to preserve a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning Tuesday, which left many scratching their heads, especially since Holland hadn't been used in close to a week. After the game, manager Ned Yost revealed that Holland woke up with a stiff neck, but it seems the discomfort has mostly subsided as Holland will be an option Wednesday. The 29-year-old spent two weeks on the disabled list earlier this season with a pectoral strain.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 week ago

Holland was not used in Tuesday's save situation because he woke up with a stiff neck, 610 Sports Radio's Josh Vernier reports.

Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Tuesday for his seventh save of the season since Holland was unavailable. Obviously this does not sound very serious, but Holland should still be considered day-to-day for now.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 weeks ago

Holland notched his first win and blown save of the season Tuesday, giving up one run on two hits and zero walks with two strikeouts over two innings against the Rangers.

After blowing his first save in seven chances this season, Holland was brought back out and pitched a perfect 10th inning. While it may be a bit surprising that Holland pitched two innings, he only required 26 pitches (17 strikes), so the appearance should not have been too taxing. Still, he has now pitched four innings over the past four days, so there's a good chance he will be unavailable if a save situation were to arise Wednesday.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 weeks ago

Holland flirted with disaster on Sunday en route to his sixth save of the season, walking three batters and allowing one hit in the 10th inning against the Tigers.

The 29-year-old loaded the bases before inducing a crucial double play, which was followed by an intentional walk and finally a strikeout of Yoenis Cespedes to end the game. Hardly a conventional outing for the closer, who still owns a pristine ERA of zero on the season. With three scoreless outings under his belt since returning from injury, Holland appears to be full speed ahead as one of the top fantasy relievers in the game.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 weeks ago

Holland needed just six pitches for a spotless ninth inning and his fifth save Thursday against the Indians.

His first appearance back from a pectoral strain could hardly have gone better, as Holland dispatched the Indians quite efficiently. Now that he's healthy, Holland will of course once again be the Royals' closer, and possibly the game's best.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 weeks ago

Holland was activated after Tuesday's game, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Holland will be available as the Royals' closer for Wednesday's game with Wade Davis returning to a setup role. Yohan Pino was optioned to Triple-A as a corresponding move.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 weeks ago

Holland (pectoral) will be activated from the disabled list for Wednesday's game against the Indians, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Holland threw a 25-pitch simulated game Saturday, and while there were previously reports he'd be available Tuesday, the Royals apparently want to be cautious. Wade Davis will return to a setup role, after recording four saves over the last two weeks.

Greg Holland RP KC 4 weeks ago

Holland (pectoral) could return to the Royals' bullpen as soon as Tuesday, FOX Sports Kansas City's Matthew DeFranks reports.

He threw a one-inning simulated game Saturday and said he felt sharp. Catcher Erik Kratz noted that Holland's velocity was good in what could be Holland's tune up for a Tuesday return. This means that in weekly leagues it may be worth deploying him next week, but be sure to monitor his situation before lineups lock to see if we can get confirmation on the Royals' plan.

Greg Holland RP KC 4 weeks ago

Holland (pectoral strain) will throw a 25-pitch simulated game Saturday, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Holland will face live hitters Saturday for the first time since suffering a pectoral strain, after making it through a 15-pitch bullpen session earlier in the week. The sim game may prove to be the final hurdle for Holland, who is eligible to return from the DL on Monday.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 month ago

Holland (pectoral strain) threw 15 pitches off the mound Tuesday, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports.

Holland felt good throwing off the mound, according to Kansas City's manager, Ned Yost. With the 15-day DL

expiring May 3, Holland could possibly be back in the bullpen by May 4 or soon after. Last season, his record was one win and three losses, 46 saves, and 1.44 ERA over 62.1 innings.