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Royals remove Kelvin Herrera from closer role

Royals remove Kelvin Herrera from closer role
Published On: Fri, Sep 08
Aug 15, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Former Kansas City Royals player and current Los Angeles Angels left fielder David DeJesus (3) watches during former Royals player Mike Sweeney's induction ceremony into the Royals Hall of Fame before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Royals right-hander Kelvin Herrera will step down from the closer role, manager Ned Yost announced Friday. The shift comes as little surprise after Herreras implosion during the teams 4-2 loss on Thursday; coupled with a nagging forearm strain and the Royals current position in the AL wild card standings, its a necessary, albeit temporary, move.

The 27-year-old righty hasnt looked quite himself this year, touting career-worst numbers in nearly every category with a 4.24 ERA, 3.5 BB/9 and 9.0 SO/9 through 51 innings. The forearm tightness he experienced back in August, while a factor in his decline, still appears to be mild and may not lead to a stint on the disabled list.

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