Kelvin Herrera RP KC 5 days ago

Herrera faced three batters, striking out two, in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Herrera has remained one of the Royals' top relievers, as his ERA and WHIP sit at 0.81 and 0.90 respectively. Having pitched in 23 games this season, he has given up runs in only one outing. Since last season, Herrera has dramatically improved his control, as his K/BB has risen to 13.00 after finishing 2015 at 2.46.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 1 month ago

Herrera hit a batter but collected one strikeout in 0.2 scoreless innings during a win over Detroit on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 26-year-old reliever has yet to give up a run in 7.1 innings of work this season. Since breaking into the majors in 2011, Herrera has accumulated a 2.53 ERA with 284 strikeouts in 291.2 innings. He has been even better the past two seasons, and recently began throwing a hybrid breaking ball that he unveiled in last year's ALDS against the Astros which has made him nearly untouchable. Since that time, Herrera has struck out 39 percent of his opponents and has only given up one earned run in 19 appearances.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 2 months ago

Herrera threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's split squad win over Seattle. He's given up one run in six innings this spring with five strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Herrera led the Royals in holds last season with 21 and struck out 64 batters in 69 innings. He looks in midseason form and will reprise his setup role.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 9 months ago

Herrera was battered for four runs (three earned) on three hits while retiring just two hitters, and took the loss as the Royals fell to the Orioles 14-8 Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Herrera (4-3, 2.48 ERA) was just one part of an epic bullpen meltdown that saw the usually reliable Royals' pen give up 12 runs in three innings. He was diagnosed with chickenpox last week and it was initially believed he would be out at least two weeks, but he returned sooner than expected. Whether that contributed to his struggles against the Orioles is unknown, but the excellent Kansas City bullpen should be forgiven for one bad night.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 9 months ago

Herrera (illness) will be available for Monday's game, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Herrera was diagnosed with chickenpox last Tuesday, and the team initially believed he would miss at least two weeks. However, Herrera recovered more quickly than expected, and after throwing a bullpen session over the weekend, he's rejoined the team as it closes in on the AL Central crown.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 9 months ago

Herrera (chickenpox) threw a bullpen session Friday at the park and could return next week, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's not clear exactly when Herrera could be back next week, but it sounds like he should return soon. The Royals don't really have much need of him and it could come as something of a blessing in disguise as it will allow Herrera to enter the postseason with a relatively fresh arm.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 9 months ago

Herrera is dealing with the chickenpox virus and could be out at least two weeks, The Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Herrera and Alex Rios are both dealing with the virus, so the Royals will take the necessary precautions to prevent the illness from spreading, and will give Herrera as much time as he needs to recover. His absence will temporarily weaken the Royals' bullpen, but it seems likely that he will be back at 100 percent when the postseason kicks off.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 1 year ago

Herrera's combined six-game suspension is over, and he will be available out of the Royals' bullpen Wednesday night.

Herrera is set to return to action after serving time for his role in fracases with both the A's and White Sox. Expect him to immediately resume his role as the Royals' seventh-inning pitcher in front of setup man Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 1 year ago

Herrera's two suspensions will total six games, and he'll start serving them Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera was unsuccessful in the appeal of his five-game suspension, but the two-game ban was dropped down to just one game. Assuming no rainouts, he'll be eligible to return May 13 in Arlington. With Herrera temporarily sidelined, the recently-activated Luke Hochevar (elbow) may get some work in the later innings.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 1 year ago

Herrera will appeal the two-game suspension he received from MLB on Saturday for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox, the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera is already appealing a five-game suspension from an incident with the A's. A final ruling will be handed down for both appeals in the coming weeks.