RP - KC
Greg Holland (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one across 1/3 of an inning during Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to the Indians. He earned his first loss of the season.
Holland entered a tie game in the bottom of the eighth inning and was roughed up in Wednesday’s loss to the Indians. He walked Ben Gamel, but ended up striking out Cleveland’s next batter Cesar Hernandez. Holland surrendered the deciding two-run homer to Indians star 3B Jose Ramirez. Holland yielded two more hits before getting the hook. The 35-year-old is the favorite to be the Royals closer, but manager Mike Matheny could go to Jesse Hahn or Josh Staumont in the ninth if Holland continues to struggle.
The Royals re-signed RHP Greg Holland to a one-year, $2.75 million deal.
The 35-year-old was great for Kansas City during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, posting a 1.91 ERA to go along with six saves. Josh Staumont and Scott Barlow could challenge him for ninth inning duties, but there's also a decent chance the Holland is the confirmed closer come spring training.
Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports the Royals have shown interest in bringing back RHP Greg Holland.
Holland was fantastic in 2020, posting a 1.91 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP in 28 appearances. He could wind up fetching a deal out of the Royals' preferred price range as they continue their rebuild.
Royals RHP Greg Holland wasn't available to pitch on Thursday due to an oblique issue.
Holland's right oblique flared up while he was warming up on Thursday night. The team will reevaluate him on Friday but it's likely that they just shut him down for the year entering the final weekend of regular season play. Holland has a very impressive 1.91 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP this year.
Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland threw a scoreless ninth inning to save a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Holland now has a 3-0 record, 1.91 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, six saves, and 31 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings of work. It has been a nice bounceback after he posted a 4.54 ERA in 2019.