Greg Holland has had a crazy week

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With three extra-inning playoff games, the Royals have had a crazy week on the field. However, what Royals closer Greg Holland has experienced this week takes it to the extreme.

Quinn Roberts of MLB.com has a great story on Holland, who left the Royals after their Wild Card Game victory over the Athletics on Tuesday to be present for the birth of his son in North Carolina. After Nash Gregory Holland was born at 8:42 p.m. ET. on Wednesday, Holland left North Carolina on Thursday afternoon and didn’t arrive at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels until it was half over. Talk about a whirlwind.

“It has been a lot of fun. I can’t really put it into words. It’s two things I’ve never experienced. Winning three extra-innings games and the birth of your first child are experiences that only happen once,” Holland said. “It is unbelievable. My wife and son are healthy and that’s the most important thing.

“I am used to the adrenaline of a baseball game, but being in the room with your wife when you have your first child, that is on a whole other level.”

Holland tossed a scoreless inning in the Wild Card game against the A’s and has secured saves in both ALDS games so far. How’s your week going?

Yankees designate Kendrys Morales for assignment

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The New York Yankees have designated Kendrys Morales for assignment.

Morales, 36, hit just .177/.320/.242 with one homer over 19 games with New York. This after he had a disastrous run with the A’s to start the 2019 season, hitting a mere .204/.310/.259 with a lone home run and seven RBI in 126 trips to the plate. Now that Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are back there’s no room for him anyway, so it kind of doesn’t matter.

Morales had a solid year for the Blue Jays last season, posting a .769 OPS with 21 homers across 130 games, but it’s hard to see him catching on anyplace right now. Indeed, it may be the end of the line for the 13-year veteran.