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Greg Holland is still the Royals’ closer

Apr 8, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

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In a week where some closers have either lost their job are look like they’re about to, Greg Holland has dodged a bullet so far. Dick Kaegel of MLB.com reports:

“Holland’s our closer,” Yost said … in his first three appearances, Holland was charged with four runs on four hits and four walks in two innings. In his lone save, at Chicago, he had to wiggle out of a self-inflicted two-on jam.

“He’s just been kind of a slow starter — he was last year, too,” Yost said. “Once he gets his feet underneath him, he’s lights out. We’ll adjust it out.”

There are a lot of live arms in the Royals’ pen, including Kelvin Herrera, if Holland gets any shakier.

  1. paperlions - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    …for some reason.

  2. sportsdrenched - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Not ready to give up on Holland. He has a couple seasons of solid work. However, for all the criticisms of Dayton Moore, he does know how to stack a Bullpen. Herrera could step right in.

  3. hushbrother - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Maybe the most annoying thing in baseball, teams naming one guy “The Closer” when there are plenty of pitchers who could pitch the ninth. Especially a team that’s clueless in the way it goes about damn near everything else it does.

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