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Matt Holliday | Outfielder | #7

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 7 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Holliday (thumb) will not take batting practice this weekend.
He's going to meet with a specialist and hopefully try again Monday. Holliday has encountered numerous setbacks in his recovery from thumb surgery and is running out of time to make his return with only a week left in the regular season. The 36-year-old hasn't played since August 11. Sep 24 - 6:28 PM

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Matt Holliday (thumb) will take live batting practice again this weekend before being activated from the disabled list.

Holliday took live BP on Friday with no issues but the Cardinals want to see him do it once more before they return him to the active roster. It's unclear whether Holliday would be ready for regular at-bats right away upon activation. He's been out since early August with a fractured right thumb.
Sep 23 - 12:58 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) took live batting practice Friday at Wrigley Field.

Holliday was scratched from a simulated game last Saturday due to swelling in his surgically-repaired right thumb, but he resumed live hitting earlier this week. It seems likely that he's not going to be 100 percent at any point the rest of the way, but the Cardinals could wind up activating him, anyway, even it's to be used in a secondary role.
Sep 23 - 11:09 AM

Matt Holliday was scratched from Saturday's simulated game after experiencing renewed swelling in his surgically-repaired thumb.

Holliday broke his thumb about a month ago but was hoping to return later this year. Saturday's setback might put a wrench in that plan. Brandon Moss and a host of others have occupied left field during his absence.
Sep 17 - 7:37 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) is scheduled to take live batting practice on Saturday.

The veteran outfielder says that his surgically-repaired thumb is still sore, but he holds out hope that he'll be able to return to the Cardinals lineup before the end of the regular season.
Sep 16 - 8:05 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) is expected to face live pitching later this week in San Francisco.

He'll take part in a simulated game with some of the Cardinals' other injured players. Holliday has been on the disabled list since early August due to a fractured right thumb. He's been taking batting practice for the last couple of days and seems to be trending toward a return next week.
Sep 13 - 5:15 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) was able to take batting practice with his teammates at Busch Stadium on Thursday.

Holliday has been on the shelf since early August due to a fractured right thumb, but received clearance earlier in the week to resume baseball activities. He's on track to rejoin the Cardinals in late September.
Sep 8 - 6:47 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) said that he will begin dry swings and playing catch this week.

Holliday, out since early August with a fractured right thumb, received medical clearance to resume baseball activities on Wednesday and will start up with the dry swings and flat-ground throwing. The best-case scenario is that Holliday will be able to recover in time to rejoin the Cardinals sometime in late September. It's going to be at least two weeks, and possibly more than three.
Sep 7 - 8:03 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) has been medically cleared to begin taking part in baseball activities.

The Cardinals are hoping Holliday will be ready for a return to action in 2-3 weeks. He initially fractured his right thumb after being hit by a pitch on August 11. The veteran outfielder subsequently underwent surgery. He had the cast removed from his thumb near the end of August. Now that he has been medically cleared for baseball activities, it should become much more clear in the coming days whether Holliday will be able to rejoin the Cardinals before the end of the regular season.
Sep 7 - 6:42 PM

Matt Holliday had the cast removed from his surgically-repaired thumb on Tuesday.

He still has to wear a splint but has begun doing range of motion exercises with his thumb at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. Holliday needed surgery earlier this month to repair a right thumb fracture. He's hoping to return sometime in mid-to-late September.
Aug 23 - 6:31 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Tuesday that it's possible Matt Holliday (thumb) could return this year.

But it's probably going to have to be late-September or even early-October. Holliday suffered a right thumb fracture last Thursday when he was hit by a high-and-tight pitch and he is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday. The 36-year-old outfielder is slashing .242/.318/.450 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI in 107 games this season for St. Louis. He carries a $17 million club option (or $1 million buyout) for 2017.
Aug 16 - 5:59 PM

Matt Holliday will undergo surgery on his fractured right thumb on Wednesday.

It figures to end his 2016 season. Holliday suffered the thumb fracture last Thursday when he was hit by a high-and-tight pitch. Brandon Moss has taken over as the Cardinals' primary left fielder, though Jeremy Hazelbaker and Tommy Pham could also see action there. Holliday carries a $17 million club option (or $1 million buyout) for 2017. He might have already played his last game in a Cardinals uniform.
Aug 16 - 4:42 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) visited a hand specialist on Monday.

Holliday suffered a right thumb fracture when he was hit by a pitch on Thursday. He's expected to determine the next step in the next 24 hours before making an announcement on Tuesday. Surgery is on the table as a possibility. The Cardinals have the ability to shuffle the likes of Randal Grichuk, Brandon Moss, Tommy Pham, and Jeremy Hazelbaker in their outfield, though they have been linked to Carlos Gomez.
Aug 15 - 4:57 PM

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

He suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Thursday. The Cards are expected to have a better idea as to how long Holliday might be sidelined after he's examined further Monday in St. Louis. Tommy Pham, Randal Grichuk, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Greg Garcia are in line for more at-bats with Holliday out.
Aug 12 - 11:30 AM

Matt Holliday will be placed on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a fractured right thumb.

Holliday was hit by a high-and-tight fastball from the Cubs' Mike Montgomery on Thursday. It's the second time in the last couple weeks that the Cards have lost a key player after an up-and-in pitch resulted in a broken thumb, as Aledmys Diaz also suffered one. How long Holliday will be sidelined isn't known, but there are just over seven weeks left in the season and he figures to miss most of them. Tommy Pham, Randal Grichuk and Jeremy Hazelbaker are in line for more at-bats with Holliday out.
Aug 12 - 8:11 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
4Carson Kelly
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Jose Martinez
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Mike Leake
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Jonathan Broxton
8Seth Maness
9Jaime Garcia
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Sam Tuivailala
13Mike Mayers
14Dean Kiekhefer