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Herrera likely day to day with forearm injury

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KANSAS CITY -- The big scare regarding Royals closer Kelvin Herrera's injured forearm appears to have passed.

Royals manager Ned Yost said that Herrera, who was removed from Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning because of what later was described as "forearm tightness," said that Herrera was feeling much better by the time they left the clubhouse Tuesday.

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KANSAS CITY -- The big scare regarding Royals closer Kelvin Herrera's injured forearm appears to have passed.

Royals manager Ned Yost said that Herrera, who was removed from Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning because of what later was described as "forearm tightness," said that Herrera was feeling much better by the time they left the clubhouse Tuesday.

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What at first appeared to be a possible stint on the disabled list now likely is just a day-to-day situation. In fact, Yost wouldn't rule out the possibility that Herrera would be available Wednesday.

"The tightness is more here [pointing near his right wrist]," Yost said, "rather than here [pointing toward his right elbow area]. And it was feeling much better today, too. He's going to throw today and we'll see how it feels. Maybe give him a day, but we'll see."

The Royals' training staff did not feel the need to give Herrera an MRI, Yost said.

"It's just tightness," Yost said. "I asked [trainer Nick Kenney] if it was something like a cramp, but he said no, it was just tightness."

Yost said if Herrera is to miss any time, he would employ a closer-by-committee strategy.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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