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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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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Thursday that Matt Holliday has a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps.
It's a recurrence of the very same injury Holliday suffered back in June. While he's looking at another extended absence, Mozeliak is "optimistic" that he'll play again before the end of the regular season. Stephen Piscotty will likely take over as the primary left fielder during his absence, though the Cardinals have options after Thursday's acquisition of Brandon Moss. Jul 30 - 4:48 PM

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Cardinals placed OF Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain.

Holliday just missed six weeks with the very same injury and it's fair to ask now whether he may be done for the remainder of the 2015 season. Stephen Piscotty figures to take over as the Cardinals' primary left fielder, with newcomer Brandon Moss also seeing some starts there. Piscotty is worth an add in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 30 - 2:49 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) will undergo an MRI Wednesday night to determine the severity of his injury.

He was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Reds after re-aggravating his right quadriceps muscle. The Cardinals want to determine the severity as quickly as possible, as it may impact their trade pursuits prior to Friday's trade deadline. It did look bad.
Jul 29 - 11:17 PM

Matt Holliday was removed from Wednesday's game against the Reds due to a strained right quadriceps.

It's an injury that continues to bother the veteran outfielder and could continue to throughout the remainder of the season. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday, but a trip back to the disabled list is certainly a possibility.
Jul 29 - 9:28 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

It appears to simply be some rest, as the Cards have been careful with Holliday as he returns from a quad injury. Stephen Piscotty is in left field.
Jul 27 - 4:15 PM

Matt Holliday hit a grand slam and finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored as the Cardinals outlasted the White Sox 8-5 on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Holliday went down to get a Carlos Rodon pitch and jacked it out to left. The homer was just his fourth of the year and his first since coming off the disabled list after the All-Star break. The Cardinals certainly missed his bat while he was away, and the 35-year-old is now batting .302/.413/.434 on the season.
Jul 22 - 12:19 AM

Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

The Cards are easing Holliday back into things with his return from a quad injury, as they pulled him for defense late on Friday and Saturday. Tommy Pham is handling left field Sunday.
Jul 19 - 11:30 AM

Matt Holliday (quad) went 0-for-3 against the Mets on Friday in his return from the disabled list.

Holliday, out since June 8 with a Grade 2 right quad strain, was pulled from the game after seven innings. However, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny just wanted to have his best defense in place in a tight game, using Randal Grichuk in left field and Peter Bourjos in center.
Jul 17 - 11:54 PM

Cardinals activated OF Matt Holliday from the 15-day disabled list.

Holliday needed to pass one more running test before being activated and evidently did so. The veteran outfielder is playing left field and hitting third on Friday. He missed the last five and a half weeks of action with a Grade 2 right quad strain.
Jul 17 - 4:20 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) remains on track to return from the disabled list on Friday.

Holliday was unable to make it back for the final series of the first half as he had hoped, but he's expected to be ready to roll on Friday. The outfielder has been taking batting practice and ramping up his running drills and plans to run at full speed sometime over the next two days. He's been out since early June with a right quad strain.
Jul 15 - 10:30 AM

Matt Holliday (quad) will remain on the disabled list until after the All-Star break.

There had been some rumblings that he could rejoin the team at some point over the weekend, but the team will opt to play it safely and give him another full week to rest. That means he will not appear in the All-Star game, where he was elected as a starter for the National League squad.
Jul 11 - 9:13 AM

Matt Holliday (quad) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.

Holliday isn't back to 100 percent yet, so he would likely only be available off the bench and not to play in the field. If he doesn't come off the disabled list this weekend, he wouldn't be eligible to play in the All-Star Game next week. Holliday was voted in as a starter. The Cardinals aren't going to rush him, but things are looking up.
Jul 9 - 6:04 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) isn't likely to return before the All-Star break.

Holliday is progressing from his strained right quad, but Cardinals.com beat writer Jenifer Langosch said the team doesn't want to rush the outfielder. Even if he doesn't return in time -- Holliday was voted a starter in Tuesday's All-Star Game, a role he would have to relinquish if he's not on the active roster -- it appears Holliday will be back for the start of the second half.
Jul 8 - 6:44 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) took part in some running drills on Tuesday.

Holliday would have been ready to do these drills on Monday, but he came down with an apparent illness that set him back a day. If he doesn't come back before the All-Star Break, he should be ready to go once the festivities have ended.
Jul 7 - 5:30 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) was unable to do any running and agility work on Monday because he's dealing with a virus.

The Cardinals told Holliday to stay at the team hotel in Chicago rather than come to the ballpark. Holliday is aiming to return for the weekend series in Pittsburgh, but it's possible the illness might push him back until after the All-Star break. The Cards should have more on his status Tuesday.
Jul 6 - 8:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Brandon Moss
2Mark Reynolds
3Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva