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56 Greg Holland RP
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 11/20/1985 | Birthplace: Morganton, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 96/92 | Average Draft Position: 70.98
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Greg Holland perfect in closing out White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6:04 pm ET) The Royals needed closer Greg Holland to nail down their second straight win and provide some momentum and he did just that Wednesday.

Holland retired the White Sox in order after his team took the lead in the ninth inning. He fanned Alexei Ramirez and Conor Gillaspie to nail down his 26th save. He required just 14 pitches to complete the job.


Greg Holland keeps rolling


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland recorded his 25th save in 26 chances Sunday. He tossed a perfect ninth inning, striking out one, to nail down a 5-2 win over Detroit.

Holland boasts a 1.82 ERA heading into the All-Star break.


Greg Holland picks up a save Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Royals reliever Greg Holland managed to pick up a save Wednesday.

The Royals managed a major comeback in the ninth inning, providing Holland with a save opportunity. He tossed a perfect inning, striking out two en route to his 24th save. Holland has a 1.87 ERA. 


American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Greg Holland picks up first win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned his first win of the year Sunday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning during his team's 5-4 victory over the Angels.

Holland (1-2) needed 18 pitches to retire the three batters he faced, but he was able to turn in his second straight perfect appearance after giving up three runs in his previous two outings. He owns a 1.99 ERA and 49:9 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland fans all three for save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland made quick work of the Angels Friday, as he closed out an 8-6 win.

Holland retired the side on 16 pitches in the ninth, and the Angels simply couldn't touch him. He struck out all three batters he faced, the first time he has done so in an inning in over a month, as he closed out his 23rd save of the season.

Holland is 23 for 24 overall in save chances this season, while sporting a 2.05 ERA in 30 2/3 innings, with 47 strikeouts and nine walks. 


Greg Holland shakes off home run for 22nd save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned his 22nd save Monday despite giving up a home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.

Holland opened the ninth inning by giving up a home run to Adrian Gonzalez, but was able to retire the next three batters with a groundout and two strikeouts to sew up the save opportunity. After giving up three runs in his last two outings, the Kansas City closer owns a 2.12 ERA and 44:9 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland loses in non-save situation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland lost his first game in more than two months Friday, in a 7-5 loss to the Mariners.

Charged with getting the game into extras in the ninth inning, Holland simply wasn't up for the task Friday. He allowed two runs on three hits and a pair of walks, while striking out one batter in his second loss of the season.

Holland has been nearly untouchable in save situations, going 20 for 21 overall. He still has a 1.88 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings of work.


Greg Holland nails down 21st save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Tigers, securing his 21st save in 22 chances. Holland struck out one and allowed one hit as he lowered his ERA to 1.30.

It was Holland's sixth save this month.


Greg Holland escapes shaky outing with the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland worked his way past a shaky outing for the save on Sunday against the White Sox in Chicago. Holland permitted one hit and one walk while striking out one in one inning of work. He is 20 for 21 in save chances, with a 1.35 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland picks up 19th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland worked an easy ninth inning for his 19th save Wednesday, in a 4-1 win over the Indians.

Holland tossed a perfect frame to earn the win, retiring the side on just 11 pitches. He threw nine of them for strikes while picking up one strikeout.

Holland is now 19 for 20 on save chances this season, with a 1.40 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings of work. 


Greg Holland slams door shut on Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland worked his way past a hit, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout to secure a 2-1 win and the save against the Yankees in New York on Sunday. He is 18 for 19 in save chances with a 1.46 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 38:6 K:BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland slams door shut on Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland worked his way past a hit, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to secure a 3-2 win and the save against the Cardinals on Thursday. He is 17 for 18 in save chances with a 1.52 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 37:6 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland locks up 16th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned his 16th save Tuesday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 8-7 win over the Cardinals.

Holland hasn't given up an earned run since blowing a save opportunity for the first time on May 5. He owns a 1.66 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 32:6 K:BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland slams door shut on Blue Jays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland collected his 15th save of the season Thursday night against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Holland worked past a base hit and struck out two in one scoreless inning of work to secure an 8-6 win. He is 15 for 16 in save chances with a 1.74 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 20 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland records 14th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland tossed a scoreless 13th inning Saturday to pick up his 14th save in his team's 7-4 win over the Angels.

Holland struck out two in a 1-2-3 inning to finish out the win, and they were his first strikeouts in his last three appearances. He owns a 1.93 ERA and 27:6 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland secures 13th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland locked up his 13th save in his team's 3-1 win over the White Sox Wednesday.

Holland needed 21 pitches to finish things off Wednesday, giving up a hit and a walk but holding the opposition scoreless for the sixth straight appearance. He owns a 2.04 ERA and 25:6 K:BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings, but four of his six walks have come in his last four appearances.


Greg Holland locks down two-out save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland slammed the door shut on the Orioles for his 12th save of the season Sunday.

Holland came in for Aaron Crow and recorded the final two outs of the game for the save. He is 12 for 13 in save chances with a 2.16 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP and 25:5 K:BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland works out of a jam for save No. 11


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland didn’t make it easy for himself, but managed to close out a 1-0 win over the Orioles Saturday.

Holland opened the inning with a strikeout before running into trouble. Clinging to a one-run lead, he allowed consecutive baserunners to reach, on a walk and a single. He would allow one more walk with two outs to load the bases for slugger Nelson Cruz, but Holland struck him out to end the threat and the game.

Even at his near-worst, Holland still struck out three batters Saturday, a sign of how dominant he can be. He has 25 strikeouts to just five walks in 16 innings of work, and has blown just one save in 12 chances. 


Greg Holland get into and out of jam for 10th save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland got himself into a bit of trouble with a one-run lead in the ninth inning against Colorado. But he slammed the door for his 10th save.

Holland yielded a single to Carlos Gonzalez and walk to Nolan Arenado with one out, but retired Justin Morneau on a groundout and fanned Drew Stubbs to end it and lower his ERA on the year to 2.40.


Greg Holland closes out Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland made quick work of the Mariners on Sunday, needing only 12 pitches to secure a 9-7 win and the save. He struck out one in a perfect ninth inning. Holland is 9 for 10 in save chances with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 14 innings of work.

Greg Holland bounces back with save No. 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland got back on the horse Tuesday against the Padres, one night after blowing his first save of the season.  

Holland tossed a scoreless 11th inning to close out a 3-1 win. He struck out two batters and allowed one hit, while still facing the minimum, thanks to a caught stealing. He needed just eight pitches to close out the frame, recording his eighth save in nine tries.

Holland has been a big less sharp than usual, but still has a 2.77 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 13 innings of work. 


Greg Holland blows save opportunity vs. Padres Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland couldn't lock down the save Monday, giving up a game-tying home run in the ninth inning of his team's 6-5, extra-innings loss against the Padres.

Holland gave up just one hit and no walks in his inning of action, but the solo home run was enough to result in his first blown save of the season. He owns a 3.00 ERA and 18:2 K:BB ratio in 12 innings.


Greg Holland tallies seventh save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Royals pitcher Greg Holland gave up a two-out double Wednesday but was able to deliver a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays to record his seventh save of the season.

Holland didn't strike out a batter for the first time since his season debut, in which he only faced one batter. He has continued to be a strong presence at the end of the Kansas City bullpen, posting a 2.70 ERA and 16:2 K:BB ratio in 10 innings.


Greg Holland perfect for sixth save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland tossed a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save of the season Saturday, in a 5-4 win over the Twins.

Holland retired the Twins on 11 pitches while striking out two batters, his fourth appearance with multiple strikeouts. He is 6 for 6 on save opportunities this season, with a 2.57 ERA and 12 strikeouts in seven innings of work.