Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
1 day ago

Herrera (illness) is likely available out of the bullpen for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera was dealing with a fever prior to Wednesday's game, and immediately blew the save by allowing a first-pitch home run to Mikie Mahtook. Manager Ned Yost stated that the closer was feeling better ahead of Thursday's series finale, but in the event that he's unable to take the mound, Joakim Soria will take over his duties.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
1 day ago

Herrera said he simply ran out of energy during Wednesday's appearance against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander gave up a two-run homer en route to his third blown save of the season, and he promptly got the hook from manager Ned Yost. Herrera was battling a 102 degree fever the day before, and he admitted that the heat and humidity got to him. He may need another day to rest up and hydrate, but Herrera figures to be available for this weekend's series against the White Sox.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 days ago1 Comment

Herrera allowed a home run to the first batter he faced and was immediately pulled from Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The home run resulted in Herrera's third blown save of the season. It's unclear what, if anything, was wrong with Herrera, but he was dealing with a 102 degree fever Tuesday and his availability for Wednesday was uncertain at game time. At this point, that illness seems like the most likely explanation for his exit, and we'll consider him day-to-day unless we hear otherwise.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 days ago

Herrera is battling an illness that manager Ned Yost hopes won't keep the closer sidelined for too long, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Yost said the 27-ear-old was unavailable for Tuesday's game due to a 102-degree -fever, and the skipper was unsure if Herrera would be good to go Wednesday. With Kansas City in the midst of a 10-game stretch against divisional foes, Yost won't hesitate to call on Herrera as soon as possible, so owners would be wise to deploy the closer unless something more serious comes to light.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
5 days ago

Herrera (2-2) got the win Sunday against the Rangers with a scoreless top of the ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera came into a tie game and delivered a 1-2-3 inning, striking out one in the process. The closer was rewarded for his efforts when Lorenzo Cain hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the frame.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 weeks ago

Herrera tossed a scoreless ninth inning and had one strikeout to earn his 19th save of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old features an unflattering 4.50 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 33 strikeouts across 34 innings this season, but has converted 11 straight save opportunities going back to mid-May. In save situations the right-hander has a solid 2.18 ERA and 1.02 WHIP, but has struggled when called upon in lower leverage situations. Herrera has now converted 19 of 21 save opportunities for the season.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
4 weeks ago

Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out one to earn his 18th save Saturday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera was protecting a one-run lead and needed 17 pitches to close the door on the Blue Jays. Although his 4.35 ERA is difficult for fantasy owners to handle, the fact that he's converted 18 of 20 save opportunities makes him a strong fantasy option.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
1 month ago

Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 17th save of the season during Wednesday's win over Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera has now converted four consecutive save opportunities and hasn't allowed a run through his past six appearances (5.2 innings). There have been a number of hiccups over the course of the season, and Herrera's 4.50 ERA and 1.23 WHIP aren't strong fantasy numbers. However, as long as he's closing out ball games, he's worth a roster spot in all settings.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
1 month ago

Herrera worked around a hit to record his 16th save in a scoreless ninth Monday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera has now gone five consecutive outings without allowing an earned run, a good sign that he's starting to stabilize after an awful start. Despite a 4.66 ERA, Herrera has converted 16 of 18 chances.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
1 month ago

Herrera recorded the final two outs to pick up his 15th save Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera was the beneficiary of three hits allowed by Scott Alexander in the ninth inning, turning a four-run game into a save situation for Herrera. Despite a 4.82 ERA, Herrera is a fine 16-for-18 in save conversions. It's outings like these that show it's sometimes better to be lucky than good in the closer's role.