Found August 02, 2012 on RotoStars.com:
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A report from the Kansas City Star on Wednesday morning confirmed the rumor that Kansas City Royals reliever, Greg Holland, had been promoted by manager, Ned Yost, to be the clubs new closer.  He replaces All-Star Jonathan Broxton; who the Royals traded to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday of this week.

Holland, 26, registered his first save of the season last night in his debut as closer against the Cleveland Indians.

In 42 games played this season, Holland has a 3.54 ERA with 56 strikeouts.  Holland has potential to thrive in his new role and should still be highly available in most leagues.

The Royals continue their series tonight against the Indians in Kansas City.

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