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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 (quad) is scheduled to do some light running this week.
Holliday has been taking batting practice and is nearly ready to test out his ailing right quad with some jogging. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that he wasn't sure when Holliday would be cleared to up the intensity of his running. The Cards are holding out hope that the outfielder could return before the All-Star break, but it's certainly not a given. Jul 1 - 10:22 AM

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Matt Holliday (quad) has been throwing and hitting off a tee this week.

Holliday has also been receiving acupuncture on his right quad, which he says is feeling "better" and "stronger." He has not been cleared to resume running yet and it doesn't sound like that will happen until closer to the All-Star break. With an eight-game lead in the NL Central, the Cardinals don't have any pressure to rush the outfielder back. "We’re not putting a lot of pressure on him to rush," manager Mike Matheny said. "He’ll be back when he’s ready."
Jun 26 - 8:50 AM

Matt Holliday has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 right quad strain.

It's obviously better than a Grade 3 strain, but this still has the potential to knock Holliday out for a while. He'll be given treatment and then re-evaluated after two weeks, at which point more should be known about a potential timetable. The Cardinals should roll with an outfield of Randal Grichuk, Jon Jay and Jason Heyward most days while Holliday is out.
Jun 9 - 6:57 PM

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

Holliday suffered the injury in the outfield Monday in Denver. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't think it's as serious as Matt Adams' quad strain, which required surgery, but the club is still awaiting the results of an MRI. Randal Grichuk figures to get the majority of starts in left field going forward. It's another tough blow for the first-place Cardinals.
Jun 9 - 4:54 PM

Matt Holliday had to leave Monday's game against the Rockies with a right quad strain.

Holliday pulled the quad while chasing after a pop fly. He was in a ton of pain, as it looked like an injury that will almost surely require a stint on the disabled list. More will be known about Holliday's status after he's re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Jun 8 - 9:39 PM

Matt Holliday left Monday's game against the Rockies with an apparent right knee injury.

Holliday was charging in for a pop fly, stumbled and fell and immediately began squirming around on the ground in pain. It looked like a potentially serious injury, although it should be noted that the outfielder was able to limp off without assistance. An update on Holliday's condition should be available later Monday.
Jun 8 - 9:19 PM

Matt Holliday's 45-game on-base streak ended on Tuesday after he was ejected from a game against the Brewers by home plate umpire Joe West.

Holliday disputed a called third strike that looked to be inside and "The Cowboy" eventually gave him the heave-ho after some arguing. It was the seventh inning and likely would have been the outfielder's last plate appearance of the night anyway. Holliday had reached base in every game this season, which was the longest such streak in National League history.
Jun 2 - 10:13 PM

Matt Holliday (illness) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

Holliday was limited to just two plate appearances over the weekend due to the flu. The slugger will put a 44-game on-base streak on the line Monday.
Jun 1 - 4:08 PM

Matt Holliday (flu) is expected to return to the Cardinals' starting lineup on Monday night.

Holliday sat out Friday and had to make an early exit Saturday because of flu-like symptoms, but he's feeling much better. The veteran outfielder is batting .318/.434/.442 on the season and he's reached base in all 44 games he's played. He should start in left field and bat third in Monday's series opener against the Brewers.
Jun 1 - 10:05 AM

Matt Holliday (illness) was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup.

Holliday has been battling a cold and fever for a few days. He remains day-to-day. Peter Bourjos has entered the lineup in his place, as he'll play center field and Randal Grichuk will shift over to left.
May 31 - 12:06 PM

Matt Holliday (illness) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Holliday sat out Friday and had to leave Saturday's game early due to the flu, but he's ready to give it a go again. The veteran outfielder has reached base in all 44 of his games this season.
May 31 - 11:21 AM

Matt Holliday left Saturday's game against the Dodgers because of an illness.

Holliday missed Friday's game with the flu and the illness must not have left his system. He walked in the fourth inning to extend his on-base streak to 44 games. Jason Heyward replaced Holliday the following inning while Randal Grichuk moved from right field to left. Holliday is day-to-day.
May 30 - 11:08 PM

Matt Holliday is sitting out on Friday due to the flu and a fever.

It's unclear whether he'll be available off the bench. Holliday should be ready to return to action in a day or two. Randal Grichuk is in left field Friday.
May 29 - 4:52 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Holliday was just off on Sunday with a bruised arm but then played the next three games. He doesn't take many days off, so we'll have to see if he's dealing with some sort of ailment. Randal Grichuk is in left field.
May 29 - 4:05 PM

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Holliday had an RBI single and came around to score in the Cardinals' four-run first inning. The multi-hit outing was his third in his last five games. Holliday is batting .322/.434/.450 in another quietly productive year for the 35-year-old.
May 26 - 11:17 PM

Depth Charts

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