Greg Holland 56 | Pitcher

Kansas City Royals

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Fri. Sep 12, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Holland returned to the mound Friday after missing eight days with a sore triceps and hurled a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out three. Impact: He came on to pitch the ninth in a non-save situation after having not pitched on just over a week. He no doubt needed the work and threw 18 pitches (12 for strikes). If he comes out of the game with no problems, he should immediately step back into his closer's role.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Holland could be available for the Kansas City Royals this weekend after dealing with some tightness in his right arm, while left-hander Danny Duffy was awaiting word from doctors before beginning to throw again. Impact: Holland planned to play catch and would be available if all went well. He has not pitched since saving a 4-1 win over Texas on Sept. 3. Wade Davis picked up three saves in his place during the Royals' recent six-game road trip. (STATS, 7:11pm)
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Holland's (triceps) Thursday availability will be dependent on how he feels during pre-game warmups, Josh Vernier of 610 AM Kansas City reports. Impact: Holland has been dealing with triceps soreness for nearly a week, but appears to be nearing a return to the mound. He'll play a bit of catch prior to Thursday's game, and if he emerges free of discomfort, look for him to take the hill in his regular ninth-inning role. If not, Wade Davis -- who hasn't allowed an earned run since June 25 -- will continue to serve as the closer.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Holland "felt fine" on Wednesday, but was held out of the game against the Tigers, the Associated Press reports. Wade Davis recorded his third save of the season in Holland's absence. "Greg felt fine today," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "My whole mindset was, I was going to go up to the point where Greg said, 'OK, I don't feel anything' -- and then give him another day." Impact: It sounds like the triceps injury that has been bothering Holland has significantly improved, but Yost's vague plan for his closer makes it difficult to get a clear read on when exactly he might be tasked with handling a save situation next.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Holland felt a slight twinge in his sore triceps muscle while throwing his slider and would not have pitched Tuesday, Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports. Impact: Manager Ned Yost said Holland is "real close" to being ready for game action, but it's been almost a week since he last pitched, so it's hard to say when we'll next see him closing a game for Kansas City. He should still be considered day-to-day, but could very well be unavailable again Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Holland (triceps) may be unavailable out of the Royals' bullpen again Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Holland has dealt with a sore triceps for a few days, and it appears he is still not 100 percent healthy. Manager Ned Yost did not rule Holland out of Tuesday's game altogether, but if he is unable to go, Wade Davis would likely get the ball in a save situation Tuesday if one arises.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Holland (triceps) would not have pitched in a save situation Monday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1 reports. Impact: The Royals fell 9-5 to the Tigers on Monday afternoon anyway, so Holland owners fortunately didn't miss out on a potential save opportunity. Manager Ned Yost says that he'll be available once again Tuesday, so it doesn't appear that the closer has suffered any type of major setback. If the Royals continue to play it conservatively with Holland down the stretch, look for Wade Davis to see the majority of save situations left open, with Kelvin Herrera representing another potential candidate.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Holland (triceps tightness) said that he'll be available out of the bullpen Sunday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: While the Royals could still hold Holland out as a precaution, it appears as though he'll head into the week healthy and ready to resume his closing duties. With a 1.60 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 80 strikeouts over 56.1 innings, the 28-year-old has probably solidified himself as a top-five closer heading into 2015.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Holland (triceps) doesn't expect to pitch Saturday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports. Impact: While Holland will likely be unavailable for at least another day, he said he's not concerned about the triceps soreness and simply wants to be fresh down the stretch. The Royals have several legitimate options to close -- Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, and Aaron Crow -- should the situation arise Saturday, but Holland should be considered day-to-day for now.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Manager Ned Yost said Holland (triceps) "feels better" but wouldn't say whether his closer will be available for Saturday's game, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports. Impact: The team still wants to be cautious with Holland, but it sounds like there's a chance he could pitch Saturday in the right situation, and at the very least, he could be available in short order. Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, and Aaron Crow could all stand a chance to record a save, depending on the situation, if Holland isn't available.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: The Royals will be cautious with Holland due to tightness in his triceps during his last appearance Wednesday, Jeff Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports. Impact: Holland had no issues Monday or Wednesday when he closed out his 41st and 42nd saves of the season, not allowing a runner in either inning and two strikeouts in each game. He has not allowed an earned run since Aug. 15. His availability remains a bit unclear, but he might not be able to pitch in back-to-back games until manager Ned Yost is more comfortable. Wade Davis stepped in to earn Friday's save with Holland held out of the game.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 2, 2014
News: Holland earned his league-leading 41st save Monday, throwing a perfect ninth with two strikeouts against the Rangers. Impact: Holland, who hadn't had a save opportunity in over a week, continues to be a stalwart at the end of a ridiculously good Royals bullpen. The right-hander's 41 saves are tied with Trevor Rosenthal and Craig Kimbrell for most in the majors.(RotoWire, )
Greg Holland
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 205  Age: 28
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 11/20/1985, Marion, North Carolina
College: Western Carolina
Debut: 2010
Salary: $4,675,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury