Holland alters mechanics, making progress

Holland alters mechanics, making progress

DETROIT -- Reliever Greg Holland thinks he's finding relief from what's been causing that pain on the left side of his rear rib cage.

"We made a few slight mechanical fixes, and hopefully that's going to keep it from happening again," Holland said. "I was just kind of falling off [the mound] too much, and it was getting me in a bind. I was getting too arched, and it was causing me to land on the side of my foot and it was really pinching back here."

Holland, on the disabled list since April 21, was feeling good after throwing on Monday. He's scheduled to throw 25-30 pitches on Wednesday, throw in batting practice over the weekend, then possibly go on a Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday for at least two outings. He hopes to be ready for bullpen duty during the Royals' series against the White Sox in Chicago from May 11-13.

Holland believes the slight alteration in his delivery is working.

"Basically, it's just getting me back to where I was," he said. "I think we've got it figured out now."