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Royals closer Holland still dealing with elbow stiffness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A day after Royals closer Greg Holland gave up two runs in his first appearance in five days, manager Ned Yost indicated Holland is still batting stiffness in his right elbow. The condition manifested in reduced velocity, with his fastball clocking as low as 90 mph, at the start of his outing against Baltimore. Holland saw his ERA rise to 3.92, which is the highest of any regular member of the bullpen. Yost continues to express confidence in Holland, an All-Star in 2013 and 2014, despite admitting there is little the coaching staff can do to improve Holland's condition. "Like yesterday, when he went out, the first three hitters, he struggled to get...

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