Kelvin Herrera RP KC 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 2 months ago

Herrera has been suspended two games, effective Sunday, for his role in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox.

Herrera was one of six players suspended, and all six players were also fined an undisclosed amount. It marks the second time already this season Herrera has been suspended -- he was issued a five-game ban for throwing at Oakland's Brett Lawrie last weekend -- but he is currently in the process of appealing his first suspension.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 2 months ago

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.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 3 months ago

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 3 months 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 5 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.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC 9 months ago

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 9 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.