KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have put closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right pectoral muscle.
The Royals made the move before Saturday night’s game against Oakland.
Holland has four saves this season and has not allowed a hit in four scoreless innings. He has been an All-Star the last two years.
Holland had 46 saves last year in the regular season, then earned seven more in the postseason for the AL champions.
The Royals recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha. He pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed one hit with no walks and six strikeouts last Sunday at New Orleans.
The 31-year-old Pino was 2-5 with a 5.07 ERA in 11 starts last season with the Minnesota Twins.