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    Royals RP Wade Davis earns 17th save of the season

    Royals reliever Wade Davis struck out both batters he faced Saturday to notch his 17th save of the season.With Greg Holland headed for Tommy John surgery, Davis now has the closer role to himself heading into the postseason, and a big performance in the October spotlight can only help boost his market value as he heads into free agency.

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    Royals RP Wade Davis was unavailable due to back stiffness

    Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis was unavailable Thursday due to back stiffness, the Kansas City Star reports.As a result of Davis' unavailability Thursday, Ryan Madson picked up the save for the Royals. However, the issue doesn't appear serious, so it wouldn't be surprising if Davis is available again within the next few days if needed.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Royals closer Wade Davis collects 15th save Wednesday

    Royals closer Wade Davis struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning en route to his 15th save in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.If Davis were the closer all season long, he would likely be the best closer in the league. In 65 2/3 innings pitched this season, Davis holds a ridiculous 0.96 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. With Greg Holland going under the knife for Tommy John surgery, Davis becomes a top-five closing option next season.

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    Royals name pitcher Wade Davis as closer for rest of season

    Royals pitcher Wade Davis has been named the Royals' closer for the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. With Greg Holland's performance suffering as a result of elbow tightness and diminished velocity, manager Ned Yost has decided to make the switch to Davis for the remainder of the 2015 campaign. Holland will be given at least a couple days to rest, and it's uncertain where he'll fit in upon his return, as Yost said he does not currently have a defined role for him.

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    Royals RP Greg Holland will rest while nursing elbow tightness

    Royals closer Greg Holland is dealing with elbow tightness and will rest for a couple days, Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star reports. It's been clear in Holland's recent appearances that something's been bothering the right-hander, as his fastball has been hovering around 90-91 mph in his last five outings, down from his typical mid-90s velocity. As it turns out, he's battling through elbow tightness, but the Royals seem to think a brief rest will help him to a large extent. Wade Davis will close in Holland's absence.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Royals RP Wade Davis asked for day off with shoulder stiffness

    Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis was not available for Friday's game because he asked for the day off as he was dealing with shoulder stiffness, according to FSKC.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Sore arm sidelines Royals RP Wade Davis on Friday

    A sore arm made Royals setup man and sometimes-closer Wade Davis unavailable Friday night in Baltimore, per MLB.com. The team has not revealed the extent of the problem or if he will remain out for an extended period.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Royals RP Wade Davis snags 13th save Saturday

    Royals reliever Wade Davis continued to play the role of semi-closer Saturday night at Tampa Bay. Davis earned his 13th save as Greg Holland sat. He retired the Rays in order with one strikeout. The right-hander has thrown seven straight shutout innings on just three hits.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Royals' Wade Davis gets save Tuesday with Greg Holland out

    Royals reliever Wade Davis picked up his 12th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Orioles. Davis made quick work of the Orioles in the ninth inning, needing just 13 pitches to retire the side in order. Davis was pitching in place of regular closer Greg Holland, who is dealing with a sore arm. Manager Ned Yost indicated that Holland should be available for Wednesday's game, according to the Kansas City Star.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Wade Davis saves 11th game of year for Royals

    Royals reliever Wade Davis picked up his second save in five days with a scoreless ninth inning against Boston on Sunday. Davis gave up a hit and struck out one, picking up his 11th save of the season. Until this week, he hadn't saved a game since June 28.