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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%: 96/81 | Average Draft Position: 56.86
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Royals' Greg Holland (neck) available to pitch Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said that closer Greg Holland (neck) is available to pitch on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Holland woke up Tuesday with a stiff neck and was ruled unavailable for yesterday's game after being worked on by trainers. He's racked up seven saves while allowing one earned run in 10 innings.


Royals closer Greg Holland (neck) unavailable for save on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland was unavailable to pitch in Tuesday's game against the Reds. Holland woke up Tuesday morning with a stiff neck and got worked on by the trainers. Wade Davis came in for the save as the Royals won 3-0.

Manager Ned Yost was unsure whether Holland would be able to pitch on Wednedsay.

"We'll just see how he is tomorrow," Yost said, per MLB.com, "and go from there."


Royals closer Greg Holland slams the door on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland notched his seventh save of the season in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Rangers. Holland made things a bit interesting with two outs, as he walked two straight batters to bring the potential tying run to the plate. 

But, Holland got Elvis Andrus to tap back to the box to seal the deal. Holland rebounded from a rough outing on Tuesday and is now 7-for-8 in save chances this year.


Royals P Edinson Volquez gives up four wins in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed four earned runs in a no-decision during Tuesday night's 7-6 win over the Rangers in 10 innings. 

Volquez gave up six hits, three walks and three strikeouts in give innings. He now has a 3.19 ERA for the season. 

Volquez has now surrendered nine earned runs and 12 walks in the past three weeks. 

Closer Greg Holland pitched the ninth and 10th innings and earned his first win of the season. 

Volquez's next start is projected for Sunday against the Yankees. 


Royals closer Greg Holland survives 10th inning, earns save


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland had a ton of difficulties in the 10th inning, but managed to keep the Tigers off the scoreboard in Kansas City's 2-1 win, earning sixth save of the year.

Holland allowed a single to start the inning and then walked the next two batters he faced to load the bases with no outs. Holland managed to get Hernan Perez to ground into a double play at home to keep Detroit off the scoreboard. After surrendering another walk to Victor Martinez, Holland finished things off with a strikeout of Yoenis Cespedes.

Holland maintained his perfect 0.00 ERA in seven innings of work.


Royals P Greg Holland earns save in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up where he left off when he was sidelined with a pectoral injury. 

In Thursday's 7-4 win over the Indians, Holland recorded his fifth save of the season. It was his first appearance since being activated to the roster on Wednesday. 

Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning and recorded three outs in three batters. He's yet to allow an earned run this season. 


Yost: Greg Holland back as closer immediately for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Ned Yost has declared that Royals closer Greg Holland will be placed back into save situations immediately despite having just returned from a stint on the disabled list, the Kansas City Star has reported.

Holland was activated Wednesday after recovering from a pectoral injury that had kept him sidelined since April 18. He had been a perfect 4-for-4 in save situations without allowing a run before going down.

Yost said Holland does not need an appearance to get back into the swing of things in that role.


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.