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Royals | Kelvin Herrera fills in for save

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:36:53 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera worked a perfect nine-pitch ninth inning Saturday, July 9, against the Seattle Mariners for his first save since April 10, 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera is filling in for the injured Wade Davis, although his role as the ninth-inning man appears to be short term. Davis might be able to return next Saturday when eligible.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Royals | Kelvin Herrera likely to close

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:07:08 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera is likely to assume the closing duties with RP Wade Davis (elbow) on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera has had excellent numbers with the Royals and this year (1.40 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 11.4 K/9) and is the obvious choice to take over the ninth inning in the short term. Joakim Soria has more experience closing but has not been the same effective late-inning reliever. Scoop Herrera up immediately.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Royals | Kelvin Herrera now working eighth

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:52:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera will replace RP Joakim Soria as the club's eighth-inning reliever, while Soria works on a mechanical issue, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: Soria has been struggling for the team but at least it looks like the reason for that has been discovered. In the meantime, Herrera gets a considerable boost in leagues that score holds, as his stuff is pretty much as good as any late-inning reliever. Pitching for the defending champions, he'll have plenty of opportunities to help finish off ballgames and pick up holds for the Royals. Soria can be dropped.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

Royals | Joakim Soria has mechanical issues

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:39:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals RP Joakim Soria and pitching coach Dave Eiland found a flaw in Soria's delivery in his front side recently, and he'll be moved out of the eighth-inning setup role while he works to fix it. Soria has allowed six earned runs and 10 hits in seven innings. His left side is drifting open too quickly, which throws off his release point. Manager Ned Yost said RP Kelvin Herrera will be deployed in the eighth inning in the meantime. Yost wants to use Herrera in the most high-leverage situations, so the roles won't be rigid. Herrera hasn't allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings over eight appearances to begin the year and has 10 strikeouts. Herrera has also been using a new slider after debuting the pitch last September and October. Despite Soria's struggles, he's inducing the weakest contact of the Royals relievers.

Fantasy Tip: That explains Soria's rough start in his reunion with the Royals. In shallower mixed leagues where Soria's owned, you may want to consider ditching him for better options. If you're compelled to hold him, bench him until things turn around. The bottom line, though, is that Herrera's stuff plays much better for fantasy owners, even if Soria will see the occasional save chance to spell Wade Davis.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

Royals | Alex Rios, Kelvin Herrera recovering

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:19:28 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (illness) and RP Kelvin Herrera (illness) are both recovering quickly from chickenpox, and both could come to the field Friday, Sept. 4, for a workout. The team is confident that no other players have come down with chickenpox. Both Rios and Herrera have experienced only minor symptoms.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Rios ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Herrera are recovering nicely, it still may be a few weeks before they return to action. The Royals have a comfortable division lead and probably wouldn't want to risk infecting others right before another postseason run. Neither player has any real value in any fantasy league for the remainder of this season.

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Royals | Kelvin Herrera out with illness

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:28:19 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera (illness) has been infected with the chickenpox virus and could miss at least two weeks, according to team officials. An examination of Herrera Monday, Aug. 31, confirmed the results after Herrera left the team over the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Even in a non-closing role for KC, Herrera was worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues because of his solid numbers in an excellent bullpen. Now that he could miss much of the final month of the season, he should be left to the waiver wire.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Kelvin Herrera suspended two games

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:08:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera has been suspended two games for his involvement in an altercation with the Chicago White Sox earlier this week.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera could keep playing if he decides to appeal the suspension. He has yet to allow a run through seven appearances this season.

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Royals | Kelvin Herrera passes physical

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:23:40 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera has passed his physical, according to The Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough. Herrera's contract is a two-year deal worth $4.15 million. He'll make $1.6 million in 2015 and $2.55 million in 2016.

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Royals | Close to deal with Kelvin Herrera

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:57:53 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera is close to a two-year deal with the team worth $4.15 million. Herrera was scheduled to go through arbitration this offseason.

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Royals | Kelvin Herrera exchanges arbitration figures

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:39:22 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera is looking for $1.9 million in arbitration, while the Royals are countering with $1.15 million.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman