Greg Holland RP KC 5 Months

Holland (triceps) may be unavailable out of the Royals' bullpen again Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Holland has dealt with a sore triceps for a few days, and it appears he is still not 100 percent healthy. Manager Ned Yost did not rule Holland out of Tuesday's game altogether, but if he is unable to go, Wade Davis would likely get the ball in a save situation Tuesday if one arises.

Greg Holland RP KC 5 Months

Holland (triceps) would not have pitched in a save situation Monday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1 reports.

The Royals fell 9-5 to the Tigers on Monday afternoon anyway, so Holland owners fortunately didn't miss out on a potential save opportunity. Manager Ned Yost says that he'll be available once again Tuesday, so it doesn't appear that the closer has suffered any type of major setback. If the Royals continue to play it conservatively with Holland down the stretch, look for Wade Davis to see the majority of save situations left open, with Kelvin Herrera representing another potential candidate.

Greg Holland RP KC 5 Months

Holland (triceps tightness) said that he'll be available out of the bullpen Sunday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

While the Royals could still hold Holland out as a precaution, it appears as though he'll head into the week healthy and ready to resume his closing duties. With a 1.60 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 80 strikeouts over 56.1 innings, the 28-year-old has probably solidified himself as a top-five closer heading into 2015.

Greg Holland RP KC 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 6 Months

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.