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Royals reliever Herrera returns from 6-game suspension



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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kansas City reliever Kelvin Herrera returned to the team Wednesday after serving a six-game suspension.

The right-hander was suspended five games for throwing at Oakland's Brett Lawrie on April 19. He got another two-game ban for his part in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox four days later.

The suspension for throwing at Lawrie was upheld on appeal, while the penalty in the Chicago brawl was reduced to one game.

The hard-throwing Herrera is 0-1 with a 2.19 ERA in 13 games. He last pitched May 6 against Cleveland.

Manager Ned Yost said Herrera's impending return allowed him to use Greg Holland for a second inning after the right-hander blew a save Tuesday against Texas. Holland got the win in a 7-6 victory.

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