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One huge difference between this season’s Royals and last season’s Royals? This year’s Royals don’t have two of last season’s best pitchers: starter James Shields, who left via free agency, and closer Greg Holland, who’s out for a long while with a serious elbow injury. But they didn’t miss Shields during the regular season, and last October he went 1-2 and gave up...
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Royals' revamped bullpen may be deeper, more dynamic than a year ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- By the time the Kansas City Royals had run roughshod through the American League playoffs last year, everyone in baseball knew exactly what H-D-H meant. Herrera, Davis, Holland. The big three relievers at the back of their bullpen. With the dominance of Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning, Wade Davis in the eighth and Greg Holland closing out, the Royals effectively...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland Shut Down For Season With Elbow Issues

The Kansas City Royals will be without their closer Greg Holland for the remainder of the season as it was revealed that he has a significant tear in his UCL which will more than likely require Tommy John surgery. Because of the surgery, this will likely cause Holland to miss the entire 2016 season. In addition, this may cause the Royals to non-tender Holland who is arbitration eligible...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland has ‘significant’ tear in UCL, will miss rest of season

The Kansas City Royals will have to do without reliever Greg Holland for the rest of 2015, and possibly even longer as the former closer has been shut down due to an ongoing sore elbow. As Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star notes, Holland has a significant tear in his UCL and will be seen by doctors next week in L.A. It’s possible he may need the dreaded Tommy John surgery...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals RHP Holland done for the year with elbow injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals reliever Greg Holland will not pitch again this year due to a right elbow injury. Holland will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles next week to determine the severity of the injury. Holland, 29, leads the Royals with 32 saves in 37 opportunities, but has been erratic this season. His fastball velocity...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland’s Declining… Everything

To say Greg Holland has struggled lately would be a stretch. Mostly because the "qualifier" lately implies only for the past few weeks or so, when in reality Holland has posted below average numbers all season. While he has just five blown saves on the year compared to 32 saves, a lot of his numbers have trended in the wrong direction. Bullpen arms tend to be pretty fungible, SAGNOF...
Via Razzball
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Replace Greg Holland as Closer

  Well, it finally happened. The Royals are stating Greg Holland has been removed as the closer of the Royals and Wade Davis has been tabbed as the new man in charge of the 9th. A few weeks back, we began to chronicle the worrisome decline of Holland, and the staggering loss of velocity he was experiencing. Over the course of his last 5 appearances, he has experienced the...
Via Royals Blue
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland talks after blown save

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Via Fox Sports Kansas City
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Royals Fans Be Worried About Greg Holland?

  During last nights 4-2 win over the Twins, Royals closer Greg Holland collected his 30th save on the season. He came in for the 9th inning and pitched it clean, not putting any runners on base. The results were fantastic, but the details seem a bit worrisome. Last night marked the first time Holland has stepped on the hill for KC since August the 28th. He has been sidelined...
Via Royals Blue
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Wild Card preview

The Royals look to move past the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, to move on to the American League Divisional Series ( The Kansas City Royals finish out the regular season with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox and with an overall record of 89-73. The Royals will take on the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night in the American League Wild Card Game. The winner will...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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