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Monday, September 8, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Greg Holland should return soon from triceps tightness

By on 9/08/2014 09:45:00 AM

Despite a save opportunity arising, Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland was held out again on Sunday as a result of the triceps tightness which also prevented him from closing out Friday night's win. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweeted prior to the game that Holland said he was ready to pitch on Sunday but the team were likely to be cautious:

On Saturday, Holland told McCullough that he was not concerned about the issue, which had apparently surfaced during his previous save on Wednesday, as manager Ned Yost told That save against Texas was Holland's 42nd of the season and he has now pitched 56 1/3 innings on the year, once again putting up stellar numbers (1.60 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and a 4.44 K/BB ratio) to cement himself as one of the game's elite closers. It seems that Holland should be ready to step in should the Royals need him during their crucial series against the Tigers, which could decide the AL Central.

The Royals were able to turn to another pitcher having an outstanding year for the save chances on both Friday and Sunday. Wade Davis shut the door on the Yankees in both games for his first two career saves and now holds a miniscule 0.71 ERA, with an eye-popping 94 strikeouts in just 63 1/3 innings.

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