Royals, Holland avoid arbitration

Just as Kansas City Star writer Andy McCullough reported last night, the KC Royals and closer Greg Holland reached a settlement, thus avoiding arbitration.

Royals closer Greg Holland during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals closer Greg Holland during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Unfortunately, they only agreed to the one year deal worth $8.25 million for the 2015 season. He could also earn $100,000 in bonuses if he is traded.

Holland had asked for $9 million and MLB Trade Rumors projected him to get $9.3 million. Meanwhile, the Royals had originally offered $6.65 million.

Holland is widely considered to be the top closer in the American League and forms a three-headed monster with Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis. He will become a free agent following the 2016 season.

 

That leaves just one Royals player left to lock up: first baseman Eric Hosmer.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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