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St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 28, 2014

Twins reliever Jared Burton once intimidated Royals closer Greg Holland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Has it really been a decade since Twins reliever Jared Burton first met a Western Carolina freshman reliever named Greg Holland?

Twinsights: Greg Holland remembers being too 'intimidated' to approach Jared Burton

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Has it really been a decade since Twins reliever Jared Burton first met a Western Carolina freshman reliever named Greg Holland? Both pitchers shook their heads at the memory this week. The two ex-Catamounts have discussed it several times in recent years as Holland has built himself from a 10th-round pick into a two-time all-star closer for the Royals, doing battle in the American League Central with Burton’s Twins. “It’s hard to believe that was almost 10 years ago,” said Holland, who led the majors with 40 saves through Wednesday. “Who would have thought 10...

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