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40 Kelvin Herrera RP
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 12/31/1989 | Birthplace: Tenares, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 8/6 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Kelvin Herrera gets win after blowing save for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera suffered his first blown save since May 25 of last year in Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Herrera managed to earn the win, however, evening his record at 1-1 on the season. 

Herrera entered in the seventh inning and allowed a solo home run, wiping out a one-run lead. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk in his inning of work, striking out one. 


Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera returns from six-game ban


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera returned from a six-game suspension and pitched two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's contest against the Rangers in Arlington.

Herrera, who was banned for throwing a bat at Oakland's Brett Lawrie and his role in an in-game brawl with the White Sox, lowered his ERA to from 2.19 to 1.93 after retired the first two batters he faced in order in the seventh inning.


Royals P Kelvin Herrera gets suspension reduced to 6 total games


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera had his seven-game suspension reduced to six games on Thursday, the team announced. 

Herrera earned a five-game suspension for throwing a bat at Oakland's Brett Lawrie and received a two-game ban for his role in an in-game brawl with the White Sox. Herrera will begin serving his suspension Thursday. 

For the season, Herrera has a 2.19 ERA in 13 appearances. 


Royals' Kelvin Herrera suffers first loss of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday, in the completion of a suspended game from Friday night. 

Herrera entered to start the ninth inning and got two quick outs, including a strikeout. He then allowed two walks, a wild pitch and a walk-off single to take the loss. It was the first run allowed this season by Herrera, in eight appearances spanning seven and two thirds innings. 


Royals' Kelvin Herrera suspended five games, Ventura fined


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games after throwing behind Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie Sunday, while starting pitcher Yordano Ventura has been fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Lawrie with a pitch Saturday.

Lawrie has been surrounded by controversy after a hard slide into second base Friday injured the knee of Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. Both pitchers were ejected in their respective games.

Herrera, who is appealing his suspension according to the Kansas City Star, has tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in six appearances. Ventura's avoidance of his suspension keeps him in line to face Chris Sale Thursday.


Athletics' Josh Reddick: No way Kelvin Herrera's pitch just slipped


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) The Royals and Athletics are still not playing nice after this weekend's series. Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera threw behind third baseman Brett Lawrie Sunday, the second straight day Lawrie was targeted after he took out shortstop Alcides Escobar at second base Friday with what Kansas City called a dirty slide.

Athletics slugger Josh Reddick isn't buying on Herrera claiming the ball just slipped out of his hand, according to MLB Network Radio.

"The HBP Saturday should have been it. For them to do the unprofessional thing Herrera did is inexcusable," Reddick said. "[Herrera] saying the ball slipping is a complete joke, no way that ball is slipping. Gimme a break."

Herrera was ejected immediately for his part in the back and forth.

Some claimed Herrera was retaliating for Scott Kazmir hitting Lorenzo Cain in the foot to start the game. 

"Knowing there are warnings out, Kazmir's not going to hit someone in the foot intentionally," Reddick said. 


Royals finalize deal with Kelvin Herrera


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) The Royals signed pitcher Kelvin Herrera to a two-year, $4.15 million deal, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirms.

Herrera had filed for $3.6 million in arbitration, with the Royals seeking $1.9 million. During the 2014 season, Herrera went 4-3 with a 1.41 ERA over 70 innings.


Royals swap arbitration figures with Lorenzo Cain, Kelvin Herrera


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has filed for $3.6 million in arbitration, while pitcher Kelvin Herrera has filed for $1.9 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Cain, who's in his first year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $2 million after hitting .301/.339/.412 with five home runs, 53 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 471 at-bats in 2014. Herrera, who's also in his first year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $1.15 million after posting a 1.41 ERA and 59:26 K:BB ratio in 70 innings in 2014.


Report: Royals receiving calls for Kelvin Herrera


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Royals have been receiving calls regarding the availability of reliever Kelvin Herrera, Jayson Stark of ESPN reports.

Although the Royals are telling teams they prefer not to break up their bullpen, the shortage of free agent bats are forcing Kansas City to at least listen to offers this offseason. According to Stark, one rival executive views Herrera as a "potential closer."

Herrera, 24, spent his first four seasons in the majors with the Royals, registering a 2.56 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 214 2/3 innings of relief.


Kelvin Herrera diagnosed with flexor strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that pitcher Kelvin Herrera has been diagnosed with a "slight" flexor strain, the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera is unavailable to pitch in Game 2 after suffering the injury Thursday and going for an MRI Friday. His status for the rest of the series has yet to be determined.


Kelvin Herrera leaves with injury Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera left Thursday's game early due to an injury.

Herrera entered in the bottom of the seventh inning, and walked the only batter he faced. A trainer came out to the mound following the at-bat, and Herrera was removed. The did not record an out during his appearance. Herrera was taken out with a right forearm injury.


Kelvin Herrera ends scoreless streak, takes loss vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera was hung with a loss Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 7-5 defeat against the White Sox.

Though Herrera (3-3) was the pitcher charged with the loss, he wasn't the one who gave up the decisive hit, as the following pitcher surrendered a bases-loaded triple to turn a one-run lead into a two-run deficit. Herrera owns a 1.55 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 55:24 K:BB ratio in 64 innings after allowing his first runs since June 24, ending a string of 30 straight scoreless appearances.


Kelvin Herrera picks up third relief win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (3-2) picked up his third relief win Monday night at home against the Athletics. Herrera struck out two and needed 18 pitches to retire the side in order in the seventh. He owns a 1.62 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 50 innings of relief.

Royals have no plans to convert Kelvin Herrera to starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera pitched in the Dominican Winter League this offseason, making five appearances, including three starts. However, the Royals aren't converting Herrera, who went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings, into a starter.

"The mindset there is just to continue to develop his pitches and continue to build confidence in his breaking ball and, throwing multiple innings in each outing as opposed to one inning, it lends itself better to do that," assistant general manager J.J. Picollo told MLB.com.


Kelvin Herrera expected to be recalled Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) The Royals are expected to recall pitcher Kelvin Herrera from Triple-A Omaha Friday, according to multiple reports. Herrera, who was placed on the taxi squad Thursday, is 3-5 with a 5.20 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 33:15 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings with the Royals.

Royals mulling recall for Kelvin Herrera


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2013) The Royals are considering calling up relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera, the Kansas City Star reports.

Herrera was awful in 29 games with the big club earlier this year, as he allowed a 5.20 ERA and served up eight home runs. He has dialed it in with Triple-A Omaha, however, as he has 17 strikeouts against two walks in 11 2/3 scoreless innings -- which means, of course, no home runs.

It's unclear when the Royals would make the move, but the Royals open the second half Friday against Detroit, so likely there won't be a decision until then.


Kelvin Herrera moved to Double-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2013) Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera has been moved to Double-A so he can pitch during the Triple-A All-Star break, according to the Kansas City Star.

Herrera had a rough start to the season in the majors. Through 27 2/3 innings, he had a 5.20 ERA. Herrera was demoted to Triple-A twice to work out his issues. He's been much better in the minors, but the team doesn't want him to miss out on extra work. In 16 innings, Herrera has a 1.03 ERA at Triple-A Omaha. He'll likely get some work over the Triple-A break and return to the club once games resume. 


Kelvin Herrera sent back to Omaha


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) The Royals optioned reliever Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha Tuesday. Herrera was demoted after posting a 6.14 ERA in 10 outings since his latest recall June 5.

Herrera had managed six straight scoreless appearances from June 5-16 before getting tagged for five runs in his last four outings.


Kelvin Herrera back in Royals' bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) The Royals recalled reliever Kelvin Herrera from Triple-A Omaha Tuesday. Herrera threw five scoreless outings (4 2/3 innings) following his demotion to Omaha in late May.

Royals demote struggling reliever


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) The Royals optioned reliever Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha Thursday. Herrera was 2-4 with a 4.87 ERA and two saves for Kansas City.

Herrera, however, has been struggling since mid-April. He is 1-4 with a 6.60 ERA and eight home runs allowed in his last 13 appearances (15 innings).


Kelvin Herrera allows homer in defeat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2013) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera combined with Tim Collins for an ugly eighth inning on Saturday afternoon in Boston.  

Herrera entered after Collins had allowed a double, walk and a double play. With a runner on base, Herrera walked Mike Napoli. He then allowed a three-run home run to Daniel Nava for the blown save.

The Royals couldn't rally, so Herrera got the loss. Herrera (1-2) has a 7.36 ERA.

Kelvin Herrera not such a hot stash anymore


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/17/2013) I'm still of the belief Kelvin Herrera will take over as the Royals' closer at some point this year. I think he's more talented than Greg Holland, and I think the Royals like him more.

But after he allowed four home runs in the eighth inning against the Braves Tuesday, I'm not counting on it happening anytime soon. That outing pretty much elemenated whatever leverage he had gained over the struggling Holland. If I'm looking for immediate saves help, I'm picking up Edward Mujica or even Jose Valverde instead.


Walk-off lands Kelvin Herrera with win


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2013) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera picked up his first win in Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays.

The right-hander worked a perfect ninth inning with the score tied at 2-2 and was rewarded with the victory when Alex Gordon hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the frame.

Herrera (1-0) has yet to allow a run through 5 1/3 innings while striking out 11. He has also converted both of his save chances.

Kelvin Herrera fills in for second save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2013) Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera was asked to get three outs in the ninth Wednesday with a 3-0 lead against the Twins. Unlike Greg Holland, Herrera made it look easy with three strikeouts. 

Herrera, who will go back to being a setup man going forward as Holland was just getting a rest, allowed one hit and earned his second save of the year. He needed 21 pitches and his ERA is perfect. 

Despite Herrera not having allowed a run on just two hits over 4 1/3 innings, manager Ned Yost reiterated Wednesday that Holland is his man. Never mind that Herrera already has two saves in two chances with 10 strikeouts. 


Stash Kelvin Herrera, not Aaron Crow


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/9/2013) Aaron Crow may have closed out the Royals' 3-1 win over the Twins Monday, but manager Ned Yost made a point to say it was only because closer Greg Holland and setup man Kelvin Herrera were unavailable, which seems to imply that Herrera is the backup option for saves in Kansas City.

That's worth noting because, in case you haven't noticed, closer Greg Holland has been pretty shaky, blowing a save one day and getting pulled from a save opportunity the next. It's also not too surprising considering the buzz this offseason that Herrera might be a better choice to close than Holland.

If you're looking for a sleeper for saves in the Royals' bullpen, Herrera is the reliever to stash.