RP - KC
Greg Holland threw one scoreless inning while striking out two, giving up one hit, and grabbing a victory in the Royals 5-3 win over the Tigers on Thursday.
Holland came in at the bottom of the sixth inning in a tie game and was able to notch a scoreless frame. The Royals took the lead in the seventh and never relinquished it. It's hard to get a read on the bullpen situation in KC as they're taking a closer-by-committee approach but Holland has been solid in every appearance he's made. On the year, he has a 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and a 5/2 K/BB ratio with one save and one win.
Greg Holland struck out three across one inning to notch his first save of 2020 in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Indians.
This game went into the extra innings and the Royals were able to get a run across in the top of the 10th. Holland entered the bottom of the frame protecting the one-run lead and a runner on second per the new extra innings rule. Holland first beaned Bradley Zimmer to start the inning but was unfazed as he managed to whiff Cesar Hernandez, Jose Ramirez, and Francisco Lindor to end the game. Ian Kennedy was slated to be the Royals closer this year but he pitched two innings earlier in the game. This could be a fluid closer situation and definitely one to monitor even if there won't be many save opportunities in Kansas City this year.
Free-agent reliever Greg Holland has agreed to a minor-league deal with an invite to big-league camp, according to a report from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com
Holland started out strong with the Diamondbacks last season, but the wheels eventually came off, and he ended up getting released. He later agreed to a minor-league deal with the Nationals but never made any appearances with the big league squad.
Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports the Nationals are nearing a minor-league contract with Greg Holland.
Holland got off to a strong start at the Diamondbacks closer this year but was ultimately designated for assignment. He pitched well for the Nationals last year but isn't expected to see save chances, so there isn't much fantasy upside here.
The Diamondbacks are designating Greg Holland for assignment, according to Robert Murray.
After a brilliant and surprising start to his 2019 campaign, Holland lost his closer's role in late-July after a string of poor performances. With Archie Bradley performing well in his limited time as a closer, and with the Diamondbacks looking more toward 2020, Holland was of little use to the team. He'll likely latch on with a contender and pitch in the middle of their bullpen, but his usefulness in fantasy should be done for 2019. As for Bradley, this only helps his job security.