Kelvin Herrera RP KC 4 Days

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 Jul 19 '13

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.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Jul 18 '13

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals will recall Kelvin Herrera and Chris Getz from Triple-A Omaha prior to Friday's game.

They've already sent down Johnny Giavotella and Everett Teaford in corresponding moves. Herrera entered the season as a top setup man but ultimately flamed out and has been demoted twice. He got his act together at Omaha, throwing 7 1/3 scoreless inning with a 13/2 K/BB ratio in July, but Herrera is likely to be used in low-leverage situations for now.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Jul 17 '13

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star was told by a club official that the Royals are considering calling up Kelvin Herrera in the next few days.

Herrera owns an ugly 5.20 ERA in 29 appearances with the Royals this season and has been demoted twice, but he has a 17/2 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 scoreless innings in his last five appearances between Double- and Triple-A. The hard-throwing 23-year-old has a ton of talent, so the Royals are hoping that he has righted himself.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Jun 25 '13

Royals optioned RHP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha.

Herrera got off to a solid start after returning from the minors, but he has allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over his last four appearances. The hard-throwing right-hander will attempt to get back on track is a less pressure-packed environment.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Jun 18 '13

Kelvin Herrera took the loss on Tuesday, allowing three runs in just 1/3 of an inning against the Indians.

Herrera hadn't allowed a run since being recalled on June 5 but struggled mightily on Tuesday, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. There was a point early in the season where Herrera looked like he might wrestle the closing job away from a struggling Greg Holland, but with Holland straightened out and Herrera's troubles that seems like a remote possibility anytime in 2013.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Jun 04 '13

Royals recalled RHP Kelvin Herrera from Triple-A Omaha.

Herrera dominated during his 10-day stay in the minor leagues and should immediately return to setup duties in Kansas City. The hard-throwing right-hander has a cool 3.04 ERA in 106-plus career major league innings.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC May 23 '13

Royals optioned RHP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha.

It wasn't too long ago that Herrera was threatening Greg Holland for the closer role, but he has struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark this season, surrendering eight home runs in just 20 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to straighten things out in the minors.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Apr 16 '13

Kelvin Herrera allowed four runs, including three solo home runs, to the Braves on Tuesday.

It was Herrera's first hiccup of the season, and what a hiccup it was. Herrera was taken deep by Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla in the eighth inning of a game that was tied when he entered. His use in the eighth inning, coupled with his ineffectiveness in the appearance, should pour some cold water on the idea that he's a looming threat to Greg Holland as the Royals closer.

Kelvin Herrera RP KC Apr 10 '13

Kelvin Herrera earned his second save of the season in closing out the Royals' 3-0 win over the Twins on Wednesday.

Herrera subbed in for regular closer Greg Holland, who earned his second save on Tuesday. Although manager Ned Yost has said he's sticking with Holland, it's hard to overlook what Herrera has done this season. The 23-year-old has struck out 10 batters without allowing a run in 4 1/3 innings thus far, and he's a perfect 2-for-2 in save conversions. Holland may still have the title for the time being, but any more stumbles and Herrera is ready to pounce.