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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 not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Mets.
Holliday went 3-for-4 in Wednesday night's 9-0 rout of New York, but the 35-year-old will take a day of rest in Thursday's series finale. Mark Reynolds is in left field, Randal Grichuk is in center field, and Jason Heyward is in right field in the matinee. May 21 - 10:37 AM

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Matt Holliday (elbow) has been added to the Cardinals' lineup as the DH for Thursday's matinee in Cleveland.

Holliday wasn't on the initial lineup carp, but his bruised left elbow apparently felt good enough during pregame warmups. He got struck by a Corey Kluber fastball in the top of the first inning Wednesday night, but tests were taken and they all turned up negative.
May 14 - 11:14 AM

Matt Holliday (elbow) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday against the Indians.

Holliday suffered a deep contusion Wednesday when he was struck on the left elbow by a Corey Kluber fastball. He's considered day-to-day. Mark Reynolds is starting in left field for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon.
May 14 - 9:38 AM

Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game against the Indians with a left elbow contusion.

Holliday was hit on the elbow by a Corey Kluber pitch in the first inning, one of the only mistakes Kluber made all evening. The Cardinals are calling Holliday day to day, and he should be back in the lineup in a day or two.
May 13 - 9:19 PM

Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game against the Indians after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow.

Holliday was hit by the pitch in the top of the first inning and he didn't come out of the dugout when the team took the field in the bottom of the second. Pete Kozma took his place in left field. The Cardinals should provide an update on his status shortly.
May 13 - 6:46 PM

Matt Holliday finished 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Holliday had an RBI single in the fifth inning and added an important three-run blast in the eighth to extend the Cardinals' lead. The homer was just his third of the season as he's a notoriously slow starter in the power department, but he's got 21 RBI and a very productive .346/.462/.495 line on the year. The homers will come.
May 12 - 9:43 PM

Matt Holliday hit his second home run of the season on Friday, hitting a three-run shot off of Francisco Liriano to help lead the Cardinals to a win over the Pirates.

Holliday finished the game 1-for-4 with the three-run homer. He also struck out twice in the contest. While Holliday is hitting a stellar .340/.466/.468, the perennial 20-homer man has been oddly quiet in that department this season, with Friday's long-ball being just the second he's hit to this point. We wouldn't worry about it too much. The last time he hit fewer than 20 home runs was in 2009.
May 9 - 2:36 AM

Matt Holliday is out of the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Jon Jay is in left field and Peter Bourjos is in center as the Cardinals wrap up a four-game set with the Cubs.
May 7 - 11:12 AM

Matt Holliday continued his hot hitting Tuesday, finishing 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Phillies.

Holliday was in the middle of the action from the outset, picking up an RBI double in the first inning and coming around to score later in the inning. He's now got 12 RBI and nine runs scored on the year despite having just one homer to his name. His production historically picks up around now -- his career .474 slugging percentage in the month of April is easily the lowest of any month -- and his .383/.500/.467 line through 18 games is plenty productive enough for his fantasy owners right now.
Apr 29 - 12:23 AM

Matt Holliday hit a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Holliday cranked the three-run shot off of Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress in the seventh inning, extending the Cards' lead to 5-0. The Brewers would mount a mini-rally in the eighth, but would not move closer than the 5-3 final. It was Holliday's first home run of the season and gave him 10 RBI on the year. He's currently slashing .358/.478/.434 and remains one of the most quietly productive hitters in the game.
Apr 25 - 10:52 PM

Matt Holliday went 4-for-4 with a walk, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals lost in 10 innings to the Nationals on Tuesday.

Holliday knocked in the Cardinals' only run with a ninth-inning single to tie the game at 1-1. He was stranded all five times he reached base. Holliday has only one extra-base hit in 50 plate appearances (a double), but has otherwise been productive as his .425/.520/.450 triple-slash line indicates.
Apr 21 - 10:57 PM

Matt Holliday (back) went 1-for-3 in the Cardinals' win over the Reds on Sunday night.

Holliday made an early exit from Saturday's game after tweaking a muscle in his back on a hard second-inning swing. It obviously wasn't anything major. Holliday, 35, has at least one base hit in each of the Cardinals' first 11 games this season. He's batting .361 with an .865 OPS.
Apr 20 - 10:02 AM

Matt Holliday (back) is expected to be in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday.

Holliday's back flared up on Saturday afternoon, leading to an early exit. But it's nothing serious and he should be good to go for Sunday night's series finale with the Reds. The veteran slugger is off to a hot start, hitting .364 with a team-high .476 OBP. He'll have a chance to extend his hitting streak to 11 games if he plays Sunday.
Apr 18 - 5:19 PM

Matt Holliday was removed from Saturday's game against the Reds in the second inning due to mild tightness in his back.

The Cardinals are calling his early exit purely precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran outfielder get a day of rest on Sunday as well, but the team should have an update on his status after the game.
Apr 18 - 2:45 PM

Matt Holliday went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run single to help the Cardinals dispatch the Brewers on Wednesday.

Holliday knocked in both runs with a first-inning single off of Wily Peralta. He has hit safely in all seven games he's played in to start the season, but none of those hits have gone for extra bases. He's also walked six times in 33 plate appearances, giving him a .333/.455/.333 slash line.
Apr 15 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich
10Sam Tuivailala