Greg Holland RP KC 3 Months

Greg Holland struck out all three batters faced in the ninth inning to close out the Royals' win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Holland rung up Chris Carter looking before inducing swinging strikeouts from Matt Dominguez and Robbie Grossman to end the game. More importantly, it was a clean outing after he'd allowed runs in each of his last two appearances -- the last of which came a week ago. There have been no reports of a physical ailment and he certainly looked the part of a dominant, healthy closer Tuesday, so the lack of usage was likely due simply to a lack of save opportunities. Owners shouldn't worry about the right-hander.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 Months

Greg Holland gave up a run on two hits in the ninth, but still picked up his third save Monday against the Royals.

Holland allowed a walkoff hit in his first appearance of the season, but the run and loss weren't changed to him. He's picked up saves in his three appearances since, and he's 50-for-53 in that department since the beginning of last year.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 Months

Greg Holland gave up a walkoff RBI single to Alex Gonzalez in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

Holland was not charged with a blown save because it was Wade Davis who allowed the game-winning run to reach base. Holland was among the top closers in baseball last season and carried a long leash into 2014.

Greg Holland RP KC 4 Months

Greg Holland tossed a perfect inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

The Royals' closer struck out one in the effort. It will be tough for him to match last year's 1.21 ERA with 47 saves, but should at the very least continue to rank among baseball's top closers and rack up bunches of strikeouts.

Greg Holland RP KC 5 Months

Greg Holland and the Royals have mutual interest in a long-term extension, per Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

The two sides avoided arbitration Wednesday with a one-year, $4.675 million deal, and Holland will continue to be arbitration eligible until after the 2016 season. Recent talks didn't expand beyond one year, but both parties would have interest in an extension to keep Holland in Kansas City for the long haul. The talks are likely to be revisited later, but for now Holland will attempt to repeat his terrific 2013 season in which he posted a 1.21 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 103/18 K/BB ratio as the Royals' closer.

Greg Holland RP KC 5 Months

Royals and RHP Greg Holland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.675 million contract.

Holland requested $5.2 million and was offered $4.1 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled for a little under the $4.65 million midpoint, but he can make an additional $50,000 if he is named to the All-Star team. The 28-year-old remains under team control through 2016 and is quickly emerging as one of the top closers in the game.

Greg Holland RP KC 6 Months

Greg Holland requested $5.2 million and was offered $4.1 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The dominating 28-year-old right-hander is fresh off one of the finest season's in recent memory, posting a dazzling 1.21 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 103/18 K/BB ratio over 67 innings for the Royals. He will have certainly earned the raise over the $539,500 that he earned in 2013.

Greg Holland RP KC 9 Months

Greg Holland hurled a scoreless ninth inning to notch his 47th save in Sunday's season finale against the White Sox.

Holland was given a cushy three-run lead, but made things interesting by allowing three base runners (via two hits and a walk) before escaping. He struck out two for the third straight outing. Holland ends the season with a beautiful 1.21 ERA, 0.87 ERA and 103/18 K/BB ratio over 67 frames. He'll be one of the highest drafted relievers in fantasy drafts next spring.

Greg Holland RP KC 10 Months

Greg Holland set a Royals single-season record with his 46th save Thursday against the White Sox.

Holland broke the record shared by Dan Quisenberry (1983) and Jeff Montgomery (1993). He's pitched scoreless innings in 10 straight appearances, lowering his ERA to 1.23.

Greg Holland RP KC 10 Months

Greg Holland walked the first two batters he faced but escaped to pitch a scoreless 12th inning and earn his 45th save of the season against the Mariners.

Holland was visited at the mound by Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland after putting men on first and second with no outs and immediately set down three straight, including two via strikeout. It wasn't the easiest save situation: Holland had been forced to sit and then warm up multiple times during the 12-inning marathon. He'd also pitched on Sunday, Friday and Wednesday. This was only the third time this season that Holland had walked two batters in an appearance. Holland tied Dan Quisenberry (1983) for the Royals team record with 45 saves in a season. The right-hander entered this season with 20 career saves.