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    Royals' Greg Holland undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

    Royals pitcher Greg Holland (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.After being diagnosed with a "significant" tear in his UCL, Holland will likely have to refrain from any activity over the offseason. Given the usual timetable for Tommy John, the 29-year-old likely won't be available until the 2017 season.

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    Report: Royals' Greg Holland could be facing Tommy John surgery

    Royals reliever Greg Holland (elbow) has a "significant" tear in his UCL, and Tommy John surgery seems the most likely outcome, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Holland has already been shut down for the remainder of the season, but Tommy John surgery could potentially cut into most, if not all, of his 2016 availability as well. If that's the case, Wade Davis would likely surge up draft boards with saves added to his already eye-popping stats.

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    Royals pitcher Greg Holland to miss rest of season

    Royals pitcher Greg Holland (elbow) will be shut down for the rest of the season. It was thought that Holland would only miss a few days due to the soreness in his elbow, but it turns out the setback will sideline him much longer than originally expected. The extent of Holland's setback is uncertain, but it's possible it could affect his status for the 2016 season. Wade Davis will serve as the Royals' closer for the rest of the current campaign.

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    Royals RP Greg Holland out as closer for remainder of 2015

    Royals pitcher Greg Holland (elbow) will not be the closer upon his return, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Kansas City announced Tuesday that Holland will rest for a few days as he deals with soreness in his elbow. Manager Ned Yost also announced that when Holland returns to active status, he will no longer hold the closer's role, and the Royals will instead go with Wade Davis through the rest of the regular season, as well as the playoffs. Holland's velocity has dipped of late, likely due to the elbow soreness, and he took the loss in his last appearance Friday in Detroit, giving up two runs on three hits while walking two batters.

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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.

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    Royals RP Greg Holland suffers blown save Friday

    Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland allowed two runs on three hits, walking two and striking out one while recording just two outs to take his fifth blown save of the season. Holland hasn't been anywhere near his dominant self this season with an uncharacteristic 3.83 ERA. This one was particularly ugly as he walked in the winning run while throwing just 13 of 23 pitches for strikes. He has reportedly had a "cranky" elbow recently although the Royals downplayed that, but with other viable options like Wade Davis available, the team may consider alternatives if they feel Holland is not completely healthy.

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    Royals' Greg Holland makes quick work of Indians for 32nd save

    Royals closer Greg Holland had to make just three pitches to get through a perfect ninth inning en route to his 32nd save in an 8-4 win over the Indians on Thursday. Holland came in to put out a fire that Franklin Morales started as he induced a double-play and sac-fly in quick order. This is only his second appearance in eight days and it appears the Royals are trying to spare him as much as possible before the playoffs begin. It would be wise of them to do so, as Holland has been dealing with injuries all season long and the Royals maintain a huge lead in the division.

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    Royals RP Greg Holland notches 31st save on Tuesday

    Royals closer Greg Holland notched his 31st save in a 2-0 victory over the Indians on Tuesday, surrendering one hit and one walk over one inning. He struck out one. Holland successfully converted his fourth consecutive save opportunity. He did not surrender a run for a fourth consecutive appearance, and for the eighth time in his last nine trips to the mound. After a brief late August respite in which he gave his arm some needed time off, the veteran closer appears to once again be rounding into form just in time for what the Royals hope will be lengthy postseason run.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Royals closer Greg Holland notches 29th save of season

    Royals closer Greg Holland recorded his 29th save of the season on Friday against the Rays. Holland struck out two batters while closing out the ninth inning of his team's win over Tampa Bay. With the impressive outing, Holland lowered his ERA to 4.05 on the year.

  • 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.