ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs remove Holland from closing role following 5th blown save

Jul 28, 2019, 9:45 AM | Updated: 10:02 am
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Greg Holland walks off the mound after being pulled from the ga...
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Greg Holland walks off the mound after being pulled from the game after issuing a walk to load the bases during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Following his fifth blown save of the season Friday, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo is giving Greg Holland a break.

Lovullo told reporters Sunday that he hopes the demotion is temporary and will allow Holland to get back on a roll.

For the time being, he has not selected a new closer. He plans to use closers on a match up basis.

In the month of July, Holland threw 6.1 innings and allowed 8 hits, 6 runs and compiled a 8.53 ERA.

Prior to the All-Star break, Holland held a 3.3 ERA with 14 saves.

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