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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%: 96/43 | Average Draft Position: 56.87
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Royals activate Greg Holland, option Yohan Pino to Omaha


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Royals activated closer Greg Holland from the 15-day disabled list following Tuesday's win over the Indians, per MLB.com. In a corresponding move, the team optioned Yohan Pino down to Triple-A Omaha.

Royals closer Greg Holland (pectoral) to be activated Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that closer Greg Holland will return from the 15-day disabled list for Wednesday's game against the Indians, according to The Kansas City Star. Holland has been out since April 18 with a pectoral strain.

Wade Davis, who has filled in for Holland as the team's closer, will likely be called upon Tuesday is there is a save opportunity. 


Wade Davis about to return to set-up role for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland could return from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday, and that means that Wade Davis will return to his previous role. 

A set-up man last year, Davis stepped in for Holland and has a career-high five saves this season. 

Davis is 2-0 and has not allowed a run in 10 appearances this year. 


Royals' Holland may return Tuesday, Young back to bullpen


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Closer Greg Holland (pectoral strain) is targeted to return for the Royals on Tuesday while pitcher Chris Young will return to the bullpen, reports the Kansas City Star.

Holland has been on the disabled list since April 18 with a pectoral strain.

"It felt really good," Holland said. "I was able to make all of my pitches. I didn't execute everything, but I never do."

Young pitched well in his first start of the season on Friday, not allowing a run and fanning nine in five innings of work to take the win against the Tigers.

"We'll have to wait and see if any issues come up tomorrow after this," Holland said. "But I'm pretty confident I'll be ready."


Royals' Greg Holland to throw simulated game Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland will throw a 25-pitch simulated game on Saturday, according to Fox Sports Kansas City. Holland has been on the disabled list since April 18 with a pectoral strain, and is hoping to be activated sometime next week.

Wade Davis will continue to fill in as the team's closer until Holland is able to return. 


Royals' Yost: Greg Holland might come off DL early next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland threw his first bullpen session Tuesday since being placed on the disabled list April 18 with a Grade 1 pectoral strain, per The Kansas City Star.

He threw 15 pitches and felt good, according to manager Ned Yost, per MLB.com.

Yost added there is a chance Holland will be ready to come off the disabled list early next week. Wade Davis has been the Royals' closer in Holland's absence.


Royals' Greg Holland cleared to begin throwing on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Royals pitcher Greg Holland has been cleared to begin throwing, per the Kansas City Star. Holland is on the 15-day disabled list with a pectoral strain. 

Holland was scheduled to begin throwing on Sunday by playing catch. 


Royals' Greg Holland will resume throwing throwing this weekend


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Royals reliever Greg Holland said he will begin throwing again either Saturday or Sunday, according to MLB.com. 

Holland has a grade 1 strain to his pectoral muscle. He's still on the 15-day disabled list but appears to be nearing an end to his recovery period. Holland has thrown four scoreless innings and has earned four saves. He's posted three strikeouts. 


MRI on Royals RP Greg Holland reveals grade 1 strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) The MRI on the injured pectoral of Royals closer Greg Holland revealed a grade 1 strain, the Kansas City Star reports.

Holland was placed on the disabled list with the injury last weekend, but the team is hopeful he'll be ready to return in two weeks. He's tossed four scoreless innings while racking up four saves and three strikeouts.


Holland (chest) placed on DL, Davis takes over as Royals' closer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The Royals placed closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain. In a corresponding move, the club recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha, per the team's official website.

The team did not reveal when Holland sustained the injury, although the right-hander notched his fourth save of the season on Friday. Holland said he is unable to help the club if he can't throw in multiple days, per FOX Sports Kansas City.

"I'm in a situation where I can't do that right now," Holland said. 

He began the season without allowing a run over four innings of relief. He converted all four save chances and held a 0.25 WHIP and a 3:1 K:BB ratio over that span. Wade Davis will take over as the team's closer, per MLB.com.


Royals reliever Greg Holland closes door on A's for fourth save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/17/2015) Royals reliever Greg Holland (S,4) notched his fourth save of the season on Friday, holding the A's to just a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the win.

Holland has converted all four save opportunities this season and has not allowed a run.

Greg Holland earns third save of season for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland earned his third save of the season in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Angels.

Holland pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one. He has yet to allow a run or baserunner this season. 


Royals go with Davis instead of Holland for the save Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost opted to go against using closer Greg Holland for the third straight game. Instead, Wade Davis walked one and struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning of work, preserving the Kansas City's 4-2 win and earning his first save of the season.

"Just using some common sense," Yost said, per the Associated Press. "It's a little early to be pushing guys three days in a row."


Royals' Greg Holland gets the save in win against the White Sox


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland earned the save in Thursday's 4-1 win over the White Sox.

After entering in the ninth, Holland earned his second save of the season, striking out two batters and not allowing any runs.


Royals' Greg Holland records first save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his first save of the season Wednesday, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 7-5 win over the White Sox.

Holland has been one of the most reliable closing options in the league over the last two-plus seasons, converting 94 of his 99 save opportunities since the beginning of 2013. He didn't have a strikeout in Wednesday's save but racked up 193 strikeouts in 129 1/3 innings over the previous two seasons.


Greg Holland avoids arbitration, agrees to $8.25M salary for 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a $8.25 million salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

It was $425,000 above the midpoint number ($7.825M) after the two sides exchanged figures. If he is traded, Holland will receive $100,000. 

Holland has made the AL All-Star team the last two seasons. He has a 1.32 ERA and 93 saves since the start of the 2013 season.


Royals swap arbitration figures with Eric Hosmer, Greg Holland


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has filed for $6.7 million in arbitration, while closer Greg Holland has filed for $9 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

The Royals offered $4.6 million to Hosmer, who hit .270/.318/.398 with nine home runs and 58 RBI in 503 at-bats in 2014. He's in his first year of arbitration eligibility.

Holland, who is in his second year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $6.65 million by the team. He tallied 46 saves while posting a 1.44 ERA and 90:20 K:BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings.


Report: Blue Jays pursuing Royals closer Greg Holland


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Blue Jays are pursuing Royals closer Greg Holland, according to the Toronto Sun. However, he is available in a trade at a high cost.

"He’s available, but they’re asking for a lot in return," a source familiar with the trade talks said.

The Royals don't have to deal Holland, but have fallback options in Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera if they decide to entertain a trade.


Royals RP Greg Holland shuts it down Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland did his job Friday against the Giants.

With his team up by one run, Holland was called upon to pick up the save. He had little trouble against San Francisco. Facing the heart of the team's order, Holland induced a flyout and two groundouts against Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. He threw just eight pitches, five of which were strikes. 


Royals' Greg Holland racks up fourth ALCS save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned another save Wednesday, walking a batter and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Orioles and send the Royals to the World Series with a 4-0 ALCS sweep.

Holland delivered saves in each of the team's four wins over the Orioles, and the Royals bested their opponents by just six runs during the four-game sweep. The Royals closer has given up just one earned run in eight innings while racking up six saves this postseason.


Royals' Greg Holland shuts the door again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland managed to shut the door Tuesday against the Orioles.

Holland didn't take long to nail down the save. He threw just six pitches, including five strikes. He did not give up any hits, and did not record any strikeouts during the outing. Holland has now saved all three games in the series. 


Royals' Greg Holland shuts down Orioles again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland shut down the Orioles again Saturday.

Holland quickly notched two outs before Nelson Cruz managed a single to center. He was able to erase the threat, picking up a game-ending strikeout against Steve Pearce. Holland has saved both games in the series thus far. 


Greg Holland slams door Friday for second postseason save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out two in a scoreless 11th inning to pick up his second postseason save in his team's 4-1 win over the Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Holland picked up two quick outs, one with a strikeout, before watching the inning get extended on a throwing error by the second baseman. Fortunately, he was able to strike out Mike Trout to end the game. After issuing three walks in a scoreless inning during the team's wild-card win, Holland has delivered back-to-back saves while striking out four and allowing no walks or hits. The Royals now head home with a chance to close out the series Sunday in Kansas City.


Greg Holland saves No. 46


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland notched his 46th save Friday against the White Sox.

Holland entered with a two-run lead, and shut the door. He turned in a perfect inning, striking out one during the appearance. Holland lowered his ERA to 1.44 with the outing. 


Greg Holland closes out White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out two and worked his way past a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 6-3 win over the White Sox in Chicago. He has converted 45 of 47 save chances, with a 1.47 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 61 1/3 innings of relief.