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Herrera is appealing his five-game suspension for throwing at Oakland's Brett Lawrie on Saturday, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports.

While Herrera probably won't win the appeal, he will now be available for Tuesday's game against the Twins. He still figures to miss five games at some point, and will likely have to serve the suspension before Greg Holland (pectoral) is ready to return.

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Herrera has been suspended five games for throwing at Brett Lawrie during Saturday's game against the Athletics, Royals broadcaster Mike Swanson reports.

Teammate Yordano Ventura escaped the weekend's drama with just a fine, so Herrera will be the only player to draw a suspension. It wouldn't be surprising to see an appeal, given that the Royals are already without closer Greg Holland (pectoral). Of course, the appeal probably won't be successful, and the process would likely come to a conclusion before Holland is ready to return. If Herrera doesn't appeal, Jason Frasor and Ryan Madson will temporarily fill in as the top setup men in front of Wade Davis.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 1 week ago

Herrera earned his second hold of the season Friday with a scoreless eighth inning against the Angels in a winning effort.

Wade Davis picked up the save while the Royals opted against using Greg Holland on three consecutive days during the first week of the regular season. Herrera appears to be behind Davis in the pecking order for saves should Holland go down with an injury at some point this season.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 2 months ago

Herrera signed a two-year contract with the Royals on Thursday to avoid arbitration.Herrera was spectacular for the Royals out of the bullpen last season, posting a 1.41 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 59 strikeouts in 70 innings. He gives the club some heat out of the bullpen, averaging 98 on the radar gun, and didn't allow a single home run throughout the 2014 campaign. He, Wade Davis, and closer Greg Holland figure to give the Royals one of the deadliest late-inning trios again in 2015.

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Herrera's availability for Game 3 will depend on a side session he throws Sunday, Josh Vernier of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Herrera left Game 1 with a forearm strain after just five pitches that resulted in walking the only batter he faced. The outcome of his side session before the game will determine whether he can pitch in Game 3 or not.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 7 months ago

Herrera has been diagnosed with a "slight" flexor strain and will not be available Friday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera walked the first batter he faced in Thursday's Game 1 on five pitches, and was promptly removed with what was labeled forearm tightness. Upon further evaluation, Herrera was found to have a strain, but the team will give him another look over Saturday to see if he could be an option for Game 3.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 7 months ago

Herrera left Thursday's game with right forearm tightness, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera faced just one batter and walked him before being removed from the game for Brandon Finnegan. While it's unclear how severe the injury is for the young reliever, forearm injuries are never good news.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 7 months ago

Herrera left Thursday's game with an undisclosed injury, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera pitched to just one batter, walking him, before leaving the game with an injury. The team will likely shed some light on the situation in the near future, but Brandon Finnegan replaced him on the mound.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 7 months ago

Herrera allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk over 0.2 innings Tuesday night against the White Sox.

Herrera had amazingly not been scored upon since June 24, which had been the longest active streak for eligible relievers. Both he and teammate Wade Davis saw their scoreless streaks end Tuesday on a Conor Gillaspie bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning. Putting that brief hiccup aside, Herrera has been one of the elite relief pitchers in baseball this season, posting a 1.55 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 55:24 K:BB ratio.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 2 years ago

Royals recalled RHP Kelvin Herrera from Triple-A Omaha.

It will be his third stint in the majors, as the former setup man has flamed out in his other chances. Herrera has pitched well of late at Omaha, though, throwing 7 1/3 scoreless innings with a 13/2 K/BB ratio in July. He figures to be used in low-leverage situations for now.