The Royals announced they have placed closer Greg Holland on the 15 day disabled list with a right pectoral strain and recalled pitcher Yohan Pino from AAA Omaha. Holland pitched in last night's ballgame, walking one hitter in a scoreless ninth to earn his league-leading fourth save. In four outings this year, Holland had yet to allow a hit this season.
Wade Davis will assume closer duties in Holland's absence, with Kelvin Herrera likely moving up to be the eighth-inning reliever. Yohan Pino will serve as more of a long-reliever. The Royals acquired the 31-year old right-hander as a minor league free agent after he spent last season in the Minnesota Twins organization. Pino had a 5.07 ERA in 60 1/3 innings in his rookie season last year. The Venezuelan had allowed just one hit with no runs or walks in a seven-inning start for Omaha.