Rotowire: Oct 2 / 10:05a ET
News: Holland left the team Wednesday to attend to the birth of his child, but is expected back for Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: It sounds like the Royals will have their All-Star closer back for the series opener, which doesn't get underway until 9:07 p.m. ET. Holland was his typically-dominant self again this season, posting a 1.44 ERA and 0.91 WHIP with 46 saves (just two blown saves) in 62.1 innings.