|Sat Oct 3||20:01||Holliday late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to rain delay|
Holliday was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to a rain delay.
With the rain still pouring, most of the Cardinals regulars will be swapped out in a concentrated effort to prepare for the postseason. Holliday will be replaced in left field by Tommy Pham.
|Wed Sep 30||17:43||Holliday not in lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader ag...|
Holliday is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates.
This was to be fully expected, with the 35-year-old starting Game 1 against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Randal Grichuk will replace Holliday in left field for Game 2 against right-hander Charlie Morton.
|Sun Sep 27||11:50||Holliday out of lineup for Sunday's game against Brewers|
Holliday is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Holliday began seeing starts four games ago, but his day off Sunday and this past Thursday meam that his comeback is still a work in progress. Randal Grichuk will get the start in left, batting cleanup.
|Sat Sep 26||22:33||Holliday 2-4 with two doubles, two RBI and run scored in 5-1 win...|
Holliday went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in a 5-1 win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
This is just what the doctor ordered, as Holliday has been in and out of the lineup after returning from a quad injury. The Cardinals will surely want to ramp up his playing time going into the playoffs and he should see more at-bats over the final week of the season.
|Thu Sep 24||15:28||Holliday not in lineup Thursday|
Holliday is not in the lineup Thursday.
Holliday had been held out of the starting lineup with an undisclosed injury for six games before returning to left field last night, going 1-for-3 with a double against the Reds. With the Cardinals gearing up for the playoffs, Holliday's day off is more than likely due to caution and rest rather than a specific injury.
|Wed Sep 23||16:07||Holliday back in lineup Wednesday|
Holliday is back in the lineup Wednesday.
The 35-year-old is back in the lineup, hitting third in the order and playing in left field against Reds' lefty Brandon Finnegan. While it's unclear how long Holliday might play in left field Wednesday, his start is promising considering he last started a game Jul. 28.
|Wed Sep 23||14:07||Matt Holliday: Returns To Lineup|
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is in the lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is in the lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Holliday was activated from the disabled list over a week ago following his recovery from a quad injury, and he will make his first start Wednesday since July 28.
|Tue Sep 22||17:18||Holliday (undisclosed) not in lineup against Reds on Tuesday|
Holliday (undisclosed) is not in the lineup against the Reds on Tuesday.
Holliday did record a pinch-hit at-bat Monday, a positive sign considering the veteran outfielder hadn't played in a game since getting hit by a pitch last Friday. While the plan all along was to monitor Holliday's baseball activities prior to the postseason, his absence from the starting lineup has been frustrating for fantasy owners. Once again, Stephen Piscotty will get the start in left field and bat sixth in the order.
|Mon Sep 21||16:30||Holliday (undisclosed) remains out of Cardinals' lineup Monday|
Holliday (undisclosed) remains out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday.
Holliday was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch, and he hasn't returned since. The veteran outfielder had been limited to pinch hitting duties due to a quad injury anyway, so his absence could be a combination of the two issues.
|Fri Sep 18||16:14||Holliday removed from Friday's game against Cubs after being hit...|
Holliday was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs after being hit by a pitch in the helmet.
Holliday had yet to return to the starting lineup since being activated off the DL on Tuesday, but was able to serve as a pinch-hitter for Friday's contest. He was replaced by Pete Kozma as a pinch-runner, and a further update on his status should become available after the completion of Friday's contest.
|Tue Sep 15||16:40||Holliday not in lineup for Tuesday's game against Brewers|
Holliday is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
The Cardinals activated Holliday from the DL on Tuesday but will not immediately return him to the starting lineup. It's uncertain if Holliday will be able to play the field in the coming days, or if he may be limited to pinch-hit duty for the immediate future. Stephen Piscotty starts in left field Tuesday.
|Tue Sep 15||16:17||Matt Holliday: (Quad) Activated From DL|
Holliday (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.
Quad issues have sent Holliday to the DL on two separate occasions this season, limiting him to just 11 games since June 9. He's shown enough to warrant activation to the roster, but it's uncertain if Holliday will be without restriction immediately upon his return. The Cardinals have yet to release their lineup for Tuesday.
|Wed Sep 2||11:50||Holliday (quad) indicated that he fully intends on returning bef...|
Holliday (quad) indicated that he fully intends on returning before the end of the regular season, but still hasn't done much running outside of a few sprints, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Holliday admitted he hasn't run hard enough yet to know if he's getting close to a return so he could still be a week or two away from returning to the club.
|Fri Jul 31||13:03||Holliday (quad) may likely return this season according to gener...|
Holliday (quad) may likely return this season according to general manager John Mozeliak, the St. Louis-Post Dispatch reports.
Holliday's injury isn't as serious as the one he suffered in June of this year which should lead to a faster recovery. Mozeliak suggested that it would be one to two weeks before the Cardinals would be able to determine a time table.
|Fri Jul 31||11:03||Matt Holliday: (Quadriceps) Likely To Return This Season|
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is likely to return this season after suffering another quadriceps injury, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is likely to return this season after suffering another quadriceps injury, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Holliday suffered a recurrence of a strained right quadriceps that cost him six weeks earlier this year, and it was initially feared that he would be out much longer this time. "We’re still very hopeful that he’ll be able to contribute this year,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday. “A lot will be really determined over the next week or two. It’s my understanding that it’s not as deep as last time, which is encouraging, but you’ve still got to [give it time to] heal. It’s very disappointing because we were hopeful that he’d be back in that lineup. When he was playing, you saw the glimpses of why he’s important to this team.” Holliday will be reevaluated in one to two weeks, at which point a firmer timetable for his recovery could be established.
|Thu Jul 30||14:57||Matt Holliday: Lands Back On DL|
Holliday (quad) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Holliday suffered a strained right quad Wednesday and it was reported earlier Thursday that the injury would likely land him on the disabled list. He already spent time on the DL earlier this month with the same quad injury. The Cardinals acquired Brandon Moss from the Indians on Thursday to add depth to the outfield. There is no word yet on how much time Holliday will miss due to the quad injury.
|Thu Jul 30||12:57||Matt Holliday: Lands Back On DL|
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, according to USA Today.
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, according to USA Today. He suffered the injury -- an aggravation of his previous quad ailment -- in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Holliday was already on the disabled list from June 9 to July 12 due to a previous injury to the same muscle, missing 31 games of action. There is no word yet on how much time Holliday will miss with this latest issue, but St. Louis acquired outfielder Brandon Moss from the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Holliday, who is hitting .290 with four home runs and 31 RBI, has played in 63 of the Cardinals' 111 games this season. This year will be the first time he's played in fewer than 120 games in his 12-year career.
|Thu Jul 30||11:00||Holliday will likely be placed on 15-day DL on Thursday|
Holliday will likely be placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Holliday departed Wednesday's game with a strained quad, and he appears poised to return to the disabled list, where he spent six weeks earlier this season. The move would conveniently free up a roster spot for newly acquired Brandon Moss, who will reportedly be added to the roster in Holliday's place in advance of Thursday's game. Look out for official confirmation from the team later Thursday.
|Thu Jul 30||09:00||Matt Holliday: (Quadriceps) Likely To Be Placed On Disabled List|
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a strained right quadriceps, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a strained right quadriceps, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Holliday suffered the injury during Wednesday's game while trying to beat out a double play and was removed afterward. The veteran spent six weeks on the disabled list with the same injury earlier this season. "Only thing I do know, it's the same spot as before," manager Mike Matheny said. "He's getting a MRI tonight. No results as of yet, but trying to get it looked at as quick as possible to see the severity. I can't deny the fact that it plays into the equation [at the trade deadline]. I think once we have a better idea of what kind of severity there is to the injury, we'll have a better idea of what we need to do to move forward. I don't think this is something that we would completely write off as an area where we'd have to look." More information will be released when the results of Holliday's MRI are available.
|Wed Jul 29||20:34||Matt Holliday: Early Exit Wednesday|
Holliday left Wednesday's game against the Reds with an apparent leg injury.
He tried to beat out an inning-ending double play in the bottom of the first, but pulled up as he neared the first base bag. Holliday just returned from a quad injury after the All-Star break, though the Cardinals have not yet disclosed the nature of this setback.