The Royals avoided arbitration with closer Greg Holland, agreeing to a one-year, $4.675 million contract.
Holland struggled to star last season and then went bonkers. Let others overpay for the likes of Aroldis Chapman and just tab Holland as your top arm out of the pen a year after he struck for 47 saves, 103 strikeouts, a 0.87 WHIP an a superlative 5.72 K/BB ratio.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
John Brown is practicing Thursday.
Brown should be a full-go this week and will see a fair share of the targets regardless of Michael Floyd's status. Obviously he'll see more if Floyd is out, but even if he's in, Brown should have ample opportunities this week. Analysis: Howard Bender