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Matt Holliday | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Holliday is no longer in the Cardinals' lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves.
The rain delay must have given manager Mike Matheny a change of heart because he's decided to go with a whole new lineup. Thomas Pham is now playing left field and batting sixth. Holliday hasn't played since Wednesday. Oct 3 - 8:01 PM

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Matt Holliday returned to the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Braves.

He'll bat third and play left field. It's Holliday's first appearance since playing the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader. The Cardinals have been pretty cautious with him since coming back from a quad injury. Holliday has hit just .204 with one homer in 49 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Oct 3 - 4:27 PM

Matt Holliday is out of the lineup for the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader at PNC Park.

Holliday played a full nine innings in the first game. It was his first time doing that since July. His troublesome right quad seems to be holding up pretty well.
Sep 30 - 4:57 PM

Matt Holliday is in the Cardinals' lineup Monday night against the Pirates.

Holliday has been in and out of the starting lineup over the past week as he works back to full strength following consecutive quad strains. He is starting in left field and batting third Monday in Pittsburgh.
Sep 28 - 3:03 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Holliday started back-to-back games Friday and Saturday for the first time since returning from the disabled list, but he'll get a breather in this one. The Cards have Randal Grichuk in left field, Jason Heyward in center and Stephen Piscotty in right.
Sep 27 - 11:06 AM

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with two RBI doubles in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Holliday worked a deep RBI double off Brewers starter Tyler Wagner in the first inning, then added a second RBI two-bagger an inning later. The veteran outfielder has hit 16 doubles this season and is slashing .288/.404/.425 with four homers and 34 RBI. Injuries have limited him to just 69 games in 2015.
Sep 26 - 10:10 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Brewers.

Holliday played five innings of left field in Wednesday's blowout win over the Reds, but he'll rest his quad in Thursday's series opener with Milwaukee. Randal Grichuk is in left field, Tommy Pham is in center, and Stephen Piscotty is at first base for St. Louis.
Sep 24 - 3:13 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) is in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Reds.

It'll be his first start since July 29. Holliday is still working his right leg back to full strength following consecutive quad strains and will probably take it easy on the basepaths Wednesday night. The veteran slugger is starting in left field and batting third versus Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan.
Sep 23 - 4:05 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) remains absent from the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Reds.

Holliday has been running on the side for over a week, but the Cardinals will keep him in a pinch-hitting role for now. Stephen Piscotty is in left field on Tuesday night. Holliday should get a start at some point in the next few days, though we've been hearing that for a while.
Sep 22 - 5:08 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Monday night against the Reds.

Holliday ran the bases all weekend in Chicago without issue, but the Cardinals still aren't quite comfortable with inserting him into the starting lineup. It should happen at some point this week. Randal Grichuk is in left field on Monday versus Cincinnati and Stephen Piscotty is at first base.
Sep 21 - 4:01 PM

The Cardinals are hopeful that Matt Holliday (quad) will be ready to return to left field this week.

Holliday has been limited to pinch-hitting duty since being activated from the disabled list last week, but he ran the bases hard again on Sunday. The veteran outfielder has been limited to just 65 games this season due to quad issues.
Sep 20 - 1:12 PM

Matt Holliday passed all concussion tests after being hit in the back of the helmet with a pitch on Friday.

The Cardinals pinch-ran for Holliday after the beaning, but they were going to do that regardless because his right quad still isn't 100 percent. Holliday remains limited to pinch-hitting duty for now as he waits for the quad to fully heal.
Sep 18 - 5:34 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) said Thursday that there are "hurdles to clear" before he's able to return to everyday duty in left field.

Holliday was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but he's only had one pinch-hitting appearance in three days. The veteran outfielder is still unable to run without restrictions and won't return to the lineup until his quad is fully healed. "I’m not interested in getting hurt again," Holliday said. "I’m not coming back before they tell me I’m out of the danger zone of re-injuring it. … The frustration has been that way for two months. It’s one of those things I can’t have myself rush it and go out there and hurt myself again."
Sep 18 - 3:56 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) struck out in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter in Thursday's victory over the Brewers.

It's the first game action that Holliday has seen since being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. It'll be interesting to see if the Cardinals continue to utilize him as an extra bat off the bench, or if he'll return to the starting lineup in the coming days.
Sep 17 - 11:54 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Brewers.

Holliday was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon, but he did not appear in Tuesday night's series opener at Miller Park and it'll be Tommy Pham starting in left field on Wednesday. The veteran slugger is presumably available off the bench.
Sep 16 - 4:53 PM

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C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Travis Tartamella
5Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
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2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
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3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
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