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Matt Holliday | Designated Hitter | #17

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 7 (0) / COL

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Matt Holliday has joined MLB Network Radio as an analyst.
Holliday isn't officially retiring from baseball, but he'll dip his toes into the media world until a team offers him a roster spot. "While I look to continue my career on the field, I'm thrilled to join MLB Network Radio and talk about the game I love," the 38-year-old slugger said Wednesday. He batted .231/.316/.432 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI in 105 games with the Yankees last season. Mar 28 - 12:26 PM

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Matt Holliday said in an interview on MLB Network Radio on Friday that he has not yet received a contract offer from any teams this offseason.

Holliday batted .262/.366/.511 with 15 home runs in the first half last season but hit just .179/.225/.300 in the second half while battling through a virus. He wants to continue playing and could probably help a team at the very least in a part-time role, but Holliday is now 38 and it's conceivable he might be pushed into retirement given how slow-moving the market has been.
Feb 2 - 12:59 PM

Matt Holliday told Scott Miller of Bleacher Report after Saturday's ALCS Game 7 loss to the Astros that he plans to continue playing in 2018.

Holliday batted .262/.366/.511 with 15 homers in the first half for the Yankees, but he hit only .179/.225/.300 with four dingers after the All-Star break and was given just three postseason plate appearances. He'll turn 38 in January and has seen his offensive numbers drop steadily the last few years, but Holliday should get another shot somewhere as a designated hitter and/or part-time outfielder and first baseman.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 09:46:00 AM

Matt Holliday is starting at designated hitter and batting eighth for the Yankees in Friday's ALCS Game 1 versus the Astros.

Holliday was awful in the second half and didn't receive a single plate appearance in the Wild Card Game or the ALDS, but with Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley struggling, manager Joe Girardi will give the veteran slugger a shot. The Yankees' full lineup looks like this: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Greg Bird 1B, Holliday, Todd Frazier 3B.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Matt Holliday is on the Yankees' ALCS roster.

The Yanks are sticking with the same roster they had in the ALDS. That means Holliday remains on the roster even as he's still looking for his first plate appearance this postseason.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Matt Holliday went 1-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout in a loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

It was the 19th homer of the season for Holliday, and it came off of Danny Barnes in the seventh to tie the game at 1-1. It was a disappointing regular season for the former All-Star; as he struggled with injuries and didn't hit for power or average for most of 2017. He's still going to get a chance to play in the postseason in 2017, and should have a role with the Yankees in those games.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Rangers.

Chase Headley is serving as the Bombers' DH in this one while Greg Bird starts at first base. Since returning from the disabled list on July 14, Holliday is slashing an anemic .149/.206/.266 with three homers, nine RBI and a 28/7 K/BB ratio in 102 plate appearances.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Matt Holliday crushed a three-run homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-1 on Saturday afternoon in New York.

Holliday's three-run shot gave the Yankees a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. It was Holliday's lone hit in four at-bats in the game. He's hitting .230/.318/.437 with 17 homers and 54 RBI on the year.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Yankees activated OF Matt Holliday from the 10-day disabled list.

Holliday just finished a rehab assignment in Tampa, and will join the Yankees tonight in New York. He's hitting .229/.319/.430 with 16 homers in 88 games this season.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 02:55:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees may wait until September 1 to activate Matt Holliday (back) from the disabled list.

Holliday is just 3-for-17 so far on his rehab assignment at High-A Tampa, although all three of those base knocks came in his last two games. He appears to be over his back issue, but the Yankees would like to see him get rolling at the plate before activating him. Especially with Greg Bird's (ankle) return being imminent, the club doesn't necessarily have to rush Holliday. The 37-year-old might not see everyday at-bats upon activation.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Matt Holliday (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Friday.

Starlin Castro (hamstring) is also heading out on a rehab assignment, though he'll be getting his work in with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Holliday has been taking BP since Sunday and shouldn't need more than a handful of at-bats to shake off the rust. The 37-year-old hasn't hit for a high average this year (.229 AVG), though he's still been a productive power hitter with 16 homers in 314 at-bats.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Matt Holliday (back) took batting practice Monday.

It's a good sign as he works his way back from a left lumbar strain. Whether Holliday will need a rehab assignment before being activated is unclear, but he doesn't appear to be too far away.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Yankees placed DH Matt Holliday on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 5, with a left lumbar strain.

Holliday tweaked his back during Friday's game against the Indians. Garrett Cooper is replacing the 37-year-old slugger on the Yankees' active roster.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Matt Holliday tweaked his lower left back on Friday night against the Indians.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the injury could require a stay on the 10-day disabled list. There should be something more official on Holliday's status come Sunday morning.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Indians.

Holliday has been a disaster since the All-Star break (.143 AVG in 77 at-bats) and could probably use a night off to clear his head. Gary Sanchez will DH and hit cleanup Thursday against former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
3Tyler Austin
2B1Gleyber Torres
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Miguel Andujar
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Billy McKinney
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Tommy Kahnle
5Chad Green
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8Domingo German
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa
11Jonathan Holder
12A.J. Cole