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56 Greg Holland RP
Height/Weight: 5-10/205 | Birthdate: 11/20/1985 | Birthplace: Morganton, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 93/77 | Average Draft Position: 56.94
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Royals closer Greg Holland notches 29th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/28/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland recorded his 29th save of the season on Friday against the Rays.

Holland struck out two batters while closing out the ninth inning of his team's win over Tampa Bay. With the impressive outing, Holland lowered his ERA to 4.05 on the year.


Royals' Wade Davis gets save Tuesday with Greg Holland out


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Royals reliever Wade Davis picked up his 12th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Orioles. Davis made quick work of the Orioles in the ninth inning, needing just 13 pitches to retire the side in order.

Davis was pitching in place of regular closer Greg Holland, who is dealing with a sore arm. Manager Ned Yost indicated that Holland should be available for Wednesday's game, according to the Kansas City Star


Royals RP Greg Holland needs one out for 28th save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Royals All-Star closer Greg Holland recorded his 28th save of the season, needing just one out to protect the 6-3 victory over the Red Sox. 

The Royals began the ninth inning with a four-run lead. But Kelvim Herrera allowed two runners to reach safely while getting the first two outs of the inning. Manager Ned Yost opted to bring in Holland, who allowed one of the inherited runners to score. But he ultimately squashed the Boston rally and closed out the win.


Yost uses Wade Davis to close out Reds instead of Greg Holland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2015) Royals reliever Wade Davis got the nod in a save situation over closer Greg Holland in Cincinnati on Wednesday and converted.

Davis heightened the tension by allowing a hit and walk, but he struck out Joey Votto to clinch his 10th save of the season.

Holland has struggled mightily in recent weeks, but had performed much better in his last three appearances. It remains to be seen if Davis is used more frequently as the closer down the stretch.


Royals' Greg Holland notches 27th save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland pitched a scoreless 13th inning to earn his 27th save of the year, Tuesday against Cincinnati.

Holland walked one and struck out two and converted his second straight save opportunity.


Royals' Greg Holland bounces back with 26th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2015) A day after allowing four runs without recording an out, Royals closer Greg Holland bounced back with a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Angels on Friday. 

Holland gave up a hit but struck out three to protect a three-run lead and earn his 26th save of the year. 

"Holly came up [to us] today, he wanted to get back on the horse bad," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "In any type of save situation, he was going out there. He was spectacular. ... He's got a lot of confidence in his abilities and he wants the ball in those situations."


Royals RP Greg Holland suffers major meltdown on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/14/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland had a nightmare outing on Thursday. The two-time All-Star came into the game with the Royals up on the Angels 5-3. He proceeded to allow four runs to score without recording a single out in the ninth inning. 

This was Holland's fourth blown save of the year, and his ERA increased by more than a full run, going from 3.12 to 4.15 after Thursday's mess. He had converted each of his previous five save opportunities, though the most recent one came back on August 8. 


Ryan Madson snags save for Royals while Greg Holland rests


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) A heavy workload for Greg Holland lately gave Ryan Madson a save opportunity Sunday against the White Sox.

No sweat.

Madson retired the side in order in a taut one-run game, fanning Carlos Sanchez and Giovany Soto to end it. It was his second save of the season.


Royals' Greg Holland saves 25th game of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning, to close out the White Sox on Saturday. 

Holland recorded his 25th save. He protected a one-run lead and converted his fifth straight save opportunity.  


Royals closer Greg Holland allows homer before securing win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2015) It is now nearing a month since Royals closer Greg Holland retired the side in order for a save, but he at least secured another victory Friday night against the visiting White Sox.

The latest hiccup was a solo home run surrendered to Adam LaRoche with one out. Holland also gave up a single to Carlos Sanchez before striking out Tyler Flowers to nail down his 24th save of the year.

Holland has yielded at least one run in three of his last six appearances.


Royals closer Greg Holland shaky, but snags save Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland heightened the tension in a dramatic game Saturday in Toronto, but in the end was able to send the crowd home unhappy.

Holland arrived with a one-run lead and allowed a walk to pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki and single to Chris Colabello after retiring the first batter. But Ben Revere and Josh Donaldson grounded out to secure his 23rd save.

It was his seventh straight appearance in which he has allowed at least one baserunner.


Wade Davis, Greg Holland lead Royals past Cleveland


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) The Royals bullpen shut down Cleveland over the final two innings on Tuesday. Wade Davis earned the win, moving to 7-1 on the year, and closer Greg Holland recorded his 22nd save. 

Davis pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Holland allowed just a walk in the ninth to record his second straight save. 


Royals' Greg Holland gives up a run, earns 21st save on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland made things interesting on Tuesday, but he got the job done and nailed down his 21st save of the season.

Holland entered the game in the ninth inning, with the Royals leading the Pirates 3-0. He allowed a lead-off infield single to Startling Marte, who was thrown at home trying to score on a double by the next batter. Holland then got Pedro Alvarez to strike out, but an RBI single by Travis Ishikawa ended the bid for a shutout.

Holland then loaded the bases with two outs, but he was able to get Gregory Polanco swinging to end the game. 

The Royals All-Star closer has been scored upon in back-to-back outings, and in four of his last 10 appearances overall. His ERA has gone from 3.00 to 3.34 over that time.


Royals RP Greg Holland blows a save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland recorded his third blown save of the season on Saturday, but the Royals were able to rally back and capture the 7-6 win over the White Sox in extra innings.

Holland entered the game in the ninth inning with his team up 6-4. He was able to retire the first two batters to face him, but then gave up a single, a walk and a two-run double to tie the game up at 6-6.

"There were several pitches I didn't execute very well, which is inexcusable," Holland said, per MLB.com. "I got to be better than that. I haven't been around this game a long time, but I've been around long enough to be able to execute better than I did today, and I'm [mad] about it.

Holland had converted four straight save opportunities prior to Saturday's mess. 


Royals closer Greg Holland picks up 20th save Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland tossed a scoreless ninth inning in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox to earn his 20th save in a 4-2 win. 

Holland needed just 12 pitches (eight strikes) to retire the side. His only blemish in the inning was a one-out single to Emilio Bonifacio.

The left-hander has converted four straight save chances since his second blown save July 7. He has tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings in that span, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out five.


Greg Holland notches 19th save in wild win


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland was one of the few pitchers to get the job done on Sunday, closing out Kansas City's 11-10 win with a solid inning of relief to earn his 19th save. 

Holland faced just three batters in the ninth despite issuing a walk, as he was helped out by a strike out-throw out double play to end the game. 


Greg Holland saves 18th for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and earn his 18th save of the year. 

Holland struck out all three batters he faced, throwing 15 pitches, 11 strikes. 

Holland coverted his second straight save opportunity and struck out the side for the first time this season. 


Royals RP Greg Holland earns 17th save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland recorded his 17th save of the season on Wednesday against the Rays.

Holland needed 16 pitches to get through the final two outs of the ninth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter in the process of recording the save.

Holland has a 2.92 ERA in 24 2/3 innings this season.


Royals' Greg Holland blows save, gets win in Game 1 of DH Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland blew his second save of the season in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays. But he was able to secure his third win of the season in the 9-5 walk-off victory.

Holland (3-0) entered the game with the Royals up 5-4, but he allowed a lead-off triple to Kevin Kiermaier, who later scored on a wild pitch. Holland was able to finish the inning without any further damage being done.

Holland's ERA rose from 2.23 to 3.00 after this outing. It was his first blown save in nearly two months, as he had gone 16 outings between blown saves. 


Greg Holland gets win in relief for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win over Minnesota on Sunday. 

Holland moved to 2-0 on the year with his first win since May 12. 


Royals RP Greg Holland notches 16th save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) On Saturday, Royals closer Greg Holland looked like the All-Star closer he was in 2014. Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to record his 16th save of the season in the 3-2 win over the A's.

The right-hander has now converted 10 consecutive save chances, and is 16-for-17 overall this year.


Greg Holland saves 15th game for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland earned a save for his fourth straight appearance and converted his eighth straight opportunity in Friday's win over Oakland. 

Holland now has 15 saves in 16 chances for the season. For the first time this year, he was asked to enter in the middle of an inning to earn the save. 

Holland entered with the tying run on second base and one out in the ninth. He got a line out and a strike out to end the game. 


Royals RP Greg Holland picks up save in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Royals pitcher Greg Holland recorded the final three outs to earn his 14th save of the season during Monday's 4-1 win over the Mariners.

Holland walked one and struck out two during the appearance. He has now converted 14 of his 15 save opportunities this season.


Royals closer Greg Holland notches 13th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Greg Holland had another solid outing for the Royals on Saturday, closing out a victory over the Red Sox to earn his 13th save of the year. 

Holland faced four batters in the ninth, walking one and striking out another. He has earned the save in six of his last seven outings. 

In his last eight outings, Holland has not allowed a hit in seven of them and opponents are hitting just .153 against the closer. 


Royals RP Greg Holland picks up 12th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Closer Greg Holland was quick and effective Thursday in picking up his 12th save of the season, striking out two hitters to wrap up the Royals win over the Brewers. 

Holland faced four batters, but threw just 12 pitches to bounce back from a miserable outing in his last appearance, Monday against Milwaukee, when he allowed three runs and four hits without retiring a batter. That stopped a run of four straight appearances in which Holland had earned a save. 

Holland's ERA, which was infinity after his last outing, went back down to 3.31.