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Royals reliever Holland (elbow) out for rest of season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Royals reliever Greg Holland will not pitch again this year due to a right elbow injury.

Holland will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles next week to determine the severity of the injury.

Holland, 29, leads the Royals with 32 saves in 37 opportunities, but has been erratic this season. His fastball velocity has dipped to the upper 80s and lower 90s mph.

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Manager Ned Yost acknowledged Holland has been pitching through elbow issues since the All-Star break. Yost said on Tuesday that Wade Davis would be his closer for the remainder of the season and postseason.