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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%: 96/94 | Average Draft Position: 70.75
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Greg Holland picks up one-out save against Rockies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up a one-out save against the Rockies Tuesday.

Holland was brought into the game to put out the fire. The Royals entered the ninth up by five runs, but nearly melted down. With two runs already plated, and two men on base, Holland was brought in to finish out the game. He induced a fly out against the only batter he faced to end the threat. It was Holland's 39th save of the season. 


Greg Holland picks up 38th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his 38th save Monday.

Holland had to come in to salvage the ninth inning. After Aaron Crow gave up three runs to cut the lead to two, Holland entered to shut the door. He induced a groundout and flyout to end the threat. Holland lowered his ERA to 1.84 with the appearance. 


Greg Holland struggles, but picks up save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland had a tough outing, but still managed to pick up a save Friday.

Holland entered the game with a three-run lead, and nearly melted down. After walking the leadoff hitter, Holland allowed a run on a double to the next batter. That base-runner would come around to score on a groundout. With the tying run at the plate, Holland was able to pick up a strikeout to end the game. He has now saved 37 games.


Greg Holland comes to rescue to end battle with Oakland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) It didn't appear that Royals closer Greg Holland would be needed Thursday when his team scored five runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-3 lead. But a shaky top of the ninth required his entrance against Oakland.

Holland shut down the Athletics to give him an AL-best 36 saves. He was called upon with two on and one out in the ninth and worked around a walk to close it out.


Greg Holland picks up save No. 35


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his 35th save of the season Monday night at home against A's.

Holland allowed one hit and one walk over one scoreless inning of work to secure a 3-2 victory. He has converted 35 of 37 save chances, with a 1.74 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 46 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland escapes shaky outing for save No. 34


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland worked around a shaky outing on Sunday for the save against the Giants.

Holland struck out two and issued a walk in 25 pitches. He also allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of work to close out a 7-4 win. The right-hander has converted 34 of 36 save chances this season. Holland owns a 1.77 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 69:13 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland strikes out two in 33rd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned his 33rd save Friday, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Giants.

Holland needed just 11 pitches to get three outs, throwing eight for strikes. He's blown just two of his 35 save chances this season. Holland owns a 1.81 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 67:12 K:BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland allows run, earns save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland gave up an earned run on two hits Wednesday but struck out one and recorded his 32nd save in his team's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

The Royals were able to tack on an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning, and Holland ended up needing it after the Diamondbacks put runners on the corners with one out and a sacrifice fly brought one run home. Holland owns a 1.85 ERA and 65:12 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland picks up 31st save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland locked up his 31st save Sunday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the A's.

Holland needed just 10 pitches to retire the side in the ninth inning. He's given up just one hit and one walk in five scoreless innings over his last five appearances. Holland owns a 1.69 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 64:12 K:BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland collects save No. 30


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out two and worked his way around a hit in a scoreless ninth inning for the save Friday night in Oakland. Holland has converted 30 of 32 save attempts, with a 1.73 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 41 2/3 innings of relief.

Greg Holland retires the side in order for the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out one and needed only 14 pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth to close out a 6-3 victory. The right-hander has converted 29 of 31 save attempts, with a 1.77 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 40 2/3 innings of relief.

Greg Holland records 28th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland needed 28 pitches to pick up his 28th save Wednesday, issuing one walk and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to end his team's 3-2 win over the Twins.

Holland topped his previous season-high of 27 pitches in the outing but still managed to walk away with the save. He owns a 1.82 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 60:12 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland delivers 27th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Saturday to pick up his 27th save and finish off his team's 7-5 win over the Indians.

Holland gave up his first run in eight appearances to take a blown save Thursday, but he was able to rebound and deliver a typical outing two days later. He owns a 1.86 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 58:11 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland suffers second blown save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland was charged with his second blown save of the season Thursday night at home against the Indians.

Holland was unable to lock down the save in the ninth and permitted a game-tying RBI single to Yan Gomes with two outs. He permitted one run on two hits and one walk over one inning of work. He owns a 1.91 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 37 2/3 innings of relief.

Greg Holland perfect in closing out White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) 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.