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Matt Holliday | Outfielder | #7

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 7 (0) / COL
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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Matt Holliday "may get some reps" at first base but is still lined up as the team's starting left fielder.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last week that Holliday had begun working out at first base at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. But there is no big position change in the cards for the 35-year-old slugger, who was limited to 73 games in 2015 due to quad injuries. Mozeliak said this weekend that he would advise people to "not overstate this topic." Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:15:00 AM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Matt Holliday has been working out at first base at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Florida.

Heyman says Holliday "is doing it on his own to try to lengthen his career." It's unclear whether the Cards might consider letting Holliday make the move, but if they did it could make it easier for them to pursue a free agent outfielder. Holliday, who will turn 36 next month, has only played left field in the majors but began his professional career as a third baseman.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Matt Holliday (leg) told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he's "not restricted at all" in his rehab.

Quad injuries forced Holliday to miss 75 games in 2015, but he told Goold that his offseason program is progressing well. Said the 35-year-old outfielder, "I have no hesitation, no pain." Holliday also touched on his future plans, saying that he "want[s] to be with the Cardinals" and "would love for them to pick up [his] option [for 2017]." He's entering the final year of a seven-year, $120 million contract. In 229 at-bats during the 2015 campaign, he slashed .279/.394/.410 with four homers and 35 RBI. Holliday's slugging percentage has dropped in each of the last six seasons, bottoming out with that .410 mark.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 10:40:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 08:01:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 04:27:00 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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:03:00 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.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:06:00 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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:10:00 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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 03:13:00 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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 04:05:00 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.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 05:08:00 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.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 04:01:00 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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 01:12:00 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.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Carlos Peguero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Mike Leake
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tyler Lyons
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung-Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Sam Tuivailala
8Miguel Socolovich
9Mitch Harris
10Jayson Aquino
11Matt Bowman
12Juan Gonzalez
13Dean Kiekhefer