Royals closer

Royals closer Greg Holland, who was shut downlast week with what the team said isa “significant” ligament tear in his elbow,will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, reported.Despite pitching through elbow discomfort since late last season,the right-hander, 29, had 32 saves in 2015 despite a 3.83 ERA, more than a run higher than his career ERA (2.42).MORE: September swoons that didn’t mean much |Graphic puts Dodgers a little ahead of themselvesA drop in velocity, related to the sorene s, led to ineffectivene s (five blown save opportunities)that became a media talking Bill Mazeroski Jersey point in KC.By contrast,Wade Davis, who is now the sole closer, has a 0.97 ERA to go with 14 saves for the defending AL champions, who enter Wednesday’s games 1 1/2 back of the Blue Jays forthe best record in the AL.