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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
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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. Oct 22 - 9:46 AM

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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.
Oct 13 - 3:33 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.
Oct 13 - 11:36 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.
Oct 1 - 5:50 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.
Sep 9 - 10:49 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.
Sep 2 - 4:10 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.
Sep 1 - 2:55 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.
Aug 25 - 12:52 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.
Aug 17 - 5:11 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.
Aug 14 - 5:16 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.
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