Greg Holland RP KC 11 Days

Holland (triceps) does not expect to pitch Saturday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

While Holland will likely be unavailable for at least another day, he said he's not concerned about the triceps soreness and simply wants to be fresh down the stretch. The Royals have several legitimate options to close (Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera and Aaron Crow), should the situation arise Saturday, and Holland should be considered day-to-day for now.

Greg Holland RP KC 11 Days

Manager Ned Yost said Holland (triceps) "feels better," but wouldn't say whether his closer will be available for Saturday's game, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

The team still wants to be cautious with Holland, but it sounds like there's a chance he could pitch Saturday in the right situation, and at the very least he could be available in short order. Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera and Aaron Crow could all stand a chance to record a save, depending on the situation, if Holland is not available.

Greg Holland RP KC 12 Days

The Royals are being cautious with Holland due to tightness in his triceps during his last appearance Wednesday, Jeff Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Holland had no issues Monday or Wednesday when he closed out his 41st and 42nd saves without allowing a runner in either inning and two strikeouts in each game. He has not allowed an earned run since August 15. His availability remains a bit unclear, but he might not be able to pitch in back-to-back games until manager Ned Yost feels more comfortable.

Greg Holland RP KC 15 Days

Holland earned his league-leading 41st save Monday, throwing a perfect ninth with two strikeouts against the Rangers.

Holland, who hadn't had a save opportunity in over a week, continues to be a stalwart at the end of a ridiculously good Royals bullpen. The right-hander's 41 saves are tied with Trevor Rosenthal and Craig Kimbrell for most in the majors.

Greg Holland RP KC 26 Days

Holland recorded his MLB-leading 40th save Friday night.

Despite issuing a walk, Holland recorded the final three outs with just 15 pitches. With elite ratios, good control and the ability to miss plenty of bats, Holland has secured his place among the league's premier closers with an encore similar to his 2013 campaign.

Greg Holland RP KC 29 Days

Holland recorded the last out of Tuesday's game against the Rockies to secure his 39th save of the year.

With Tuesday's game against the Rockies getting interesting late, the Royals wasted no time getting Holland in there to record the final out. Holland now has 39 saves, a 1.82 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and an astounding 70:16 K:BB ratio in 49.1 innings pitched this year.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 Month

Holland admitted that he's dealing with fatigue, but says he'll "continue to answer the call" for the Royals, the Kansas City Star reports.

Holland has tossed 48.1 innings for the Royals this season, after logging exactly 67 in back-to-back seasons prior to this year. He pitched on consecutive days Thursday and Friday, and the fatigue was made apparent Friday night, when he allowed a run on two hits and a walk. A lack of command seemed to be the issue, and pitching coach Dave Eiland noticed in that outing that his arm speed appeared to have noticeably decreased. For now, the AL saves leader will continue to pitch for the Royals as the team attempts to lock up a playoff spot, but one must consider the possibility of a conservative approach for Holland down the stretch. Holland will have an important role if the team does make the playoffs, but in the meantime it's possible that Wade Davis or Kelvin Herrera see a save opportunity in an effort to preserve his arm for the long run.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 Month

Holland pitched one full inning to earn his 37th save on Friday facing the Twins, while giving up two runs on one hit.

It was Holland's first major hiccup in quite some time, dating back to June 20 against Seattle when he gave up a couple of runs. He still remains one of the best closers in the game regardless of his poor showing on Friday. Stay strong with Holland in your everyday lineup.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 Month

Holland saved his 25th game of the year Monday as the Royals beat the A's 3-2.

This was perhaps Halland's most important save of the year for Kansas City as they took first place in the AL Central. The right-hander has been a rock for the Royals, saving 35 of 37 opportunities. Batters are hitting just .198 against him.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 Month

Holland notched a save, his 33rd of the year, by hurling a clean ninth inning and recording a pair of strikeouts in the Royals' 4-2 win over San Francisco on Friday night.

He needed just 11 pitches (eight strikes) to finish off the Giants. He's now converted 33 of 35 chances and carries a nifty 1.81 ERA, so it would be difficult to name a more reliable end gamer.