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Matt Holliday | Designated Hitter | #17

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (37) / 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 (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. Aug 14 - 5:16 PM

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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.
Aug 6 - 9:58 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.
Aug 5 - 5:18 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.
Aug 3 - 4:10 PM

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

The veteran is getting a routine maintenance day. Clint Frazier will slide in at DH and bat second against Rays All-Star Chris Archer. Holliday hasn't done much hitting since the break, batting an ugly .132 over 53 second half at-bats.
Jul 27 - 4:42 PM

Matt Holliday clubbed a game-tying home run to help the Yankees force extra innings Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

Holliday ended an 0-for-18 drought by slugging a solo shot off closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning. The veteran was hitless in his other five at-bats, though he did reach on a walk in the 11th. Holliday disrupted a double play in that inning and certainly should have been called for interference, though the play held up after a five-minute review. The 37-year-old has had a decent year for the Bombers, slashing .255/.359/.506 with 16 round-trippers and 48 RBI.
Jul 15 - 11:33 PM

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

Holliday missed nearly three weeks of action with a viral infection, but he went out on a short rehab assignment and feels ready to go now. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup against Drew Pomeranz and the Red Sox on Friday.
Jul 14 - 3:58 PM

Matt Holliday (virus) went 1-for-4 with a single Sunday in his second minor league rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This comes after Holliday went 2-for-4 with two singles and two runs scored in his first game on Sunday. The veteran slugger landed on the 10-day disabled list June 25 with a viral infection, but he should be good to go for the start of the second half.
Jul 10 - 9:15 AM

Matt Holliday (virus) will not be activated from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break.

He is, however, poised for a rehab assignment and should be ready to go for the start of the second half if all goes well. Holliday has been out for the last couple weeks with a viral infection.
Jul 7 - 4:09 PM

Matt Holliday (virus) said he's aiming to return to the Yankees' lineup on Friday.

Holliday landed on the 10-day disabled list June 25 with a viral infection. He ran in the outfield and took live batting practice before Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Blue Jays and the veteran slugger should be good to go for Friday night's series opener versus the visiting Brewers.
Jul 5 - 12:28 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Matt Holliday (virus) "feels a little better."

Girardi indicated Sunday that it was unlikely Holliday would return before the All-Star break, and that's presumably still the case. However, it does at least sound like he's making improvements. We should get another update on Holliday later this week.
Jul 3 - 7:09 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Sunday that it's unlikely Matt Holliday (virus) will be activated from the disabled list this week.

Girardi didn't offer any additional details, so it's unclear what came of Holliday's further testing in New York over the weekend. The designated hitter was placed on the disabled list last week with what the club called a viral infection at the time, but they admitted they weren't positive that that's what was causing Holliday's fatigue. Clint Frazier will continue seeing regular starts while Holliday is sidelined.
Jul 2 - 1:46 PM

Yankees placed DH Matt Holliday on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a viral infection.

Holliday has been feeling fatigued and is headed back to New York for further testing. The Yankees aren't sure at this point whether he's dealing with a virus or maybe allergies. They'll find out soon enough. Miguel Andujar has replaced him on the roster and should see regular starts in the DH spot.
Jun 28 - 3:11 PM

Matt Holliday (fatigue) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Tuesday.

Holliday hasn't played since Saturday due to fatigue, telling manager Joe Girardi that "it feels like someone zapped me of all my energy." The club could send him back to New York to undergo more tests if he doesn't feel better soon. The Yankees have Tyler Austin in the designated hitter spot and Austin Romine at first base.
Jun 27 - 6:28 PM

Matt Holliday has been sent for tests due to fatigue.

He's out of the lineup Monday for the second straight day and not available off the bench, either. Holliday was hitless in his last 11 at-bats before missing the two games. The Yankees could offer an update on the slugger later Monday. Gary Sanchez is in the designated hitter spot and Austin Romine is catching Monday.
Jun 26 - 6:58 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Chase Headley
2Greg Bird
3Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3Sonny Gray
4CC Sabathia
5Jaime Garcia
6Jordan Montgomery
7Michael Pineda
8Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Caleb Smith