|Fri May 29||17:21||Holliday out of Friday's lineup against Dodgers due to fever|
Holliday is out of Friday's lineup against the Dodgers due to a fever, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.
Holliday's absence from the lineup seemed a bit precarious considering the number of day off he's received recently, and now reasoning behind it has been revealed. Assuming the issue doesn't turn into something serious, Holliday shouldn't be sidelined too long. Randal Grichuk will play left field Friday in his place, batting cleanup for the Cardinals.
|Fri May 29||16:13||Holliday isn't in Friday's lineup against Dodgers|
Holliday isn't in Friday's lineup against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
Holliday will receive a simple day off Friday from the looks of it, just his seventh rest day of the campaign. Randal Grichuck will enter the lineup in left field, batting cleanup Friday against the Dodgers.
|Fri May 29||10:40||Holliday will likely not see time at first base this season|
Holliday will likely not see time at first base this season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
There had been some calls for Holliday to move over to first given his age and the outfield depth that the Cardinals have but it appears that won't happen. If manager Mike Matheny's comments are any indication, owners looking for new position eligibility for Holliday are likely to be disappointed.
|Mon May 25||12:22||Matt Holliday: (Arm) Returns After One-Game Absence|
Holliday (arm) is back in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Holliday was a late scratch Sunday due to an arm bruise, but the ailment won't end up holding him out for consecutive contests. He'll return to his regular role in left field, batting third in the order.
|Mon May 25||10:22||Matt Holliday: (Arm) Returns After One-Game Absence|
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is in the lineup Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being held out Sunday with an arm bruise, according to the team's official website.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is in the lineup Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being held out Sunday with an arm bruise, according to the team's official website. Holliday was never expected to be out long, and he'll return to his regular spot in right field and batting third in the order.
|Sun May 24||14:08||Holliday scratched from Sunday's lineup due to left arm contusio...|
Holliday has been scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a left arm contusion.
It's unclear when Holliday originally injured the elbow, so consider the veteran day-to-day leading up to Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks. Mark Reynolds will move over to cover Adams' spot in left field as a result of a complete lineup reshuffle.
|Sun May 24||12:08||Matt Holliday: (Arm Contusion) Scratched Sunday|
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the Kansas City Royals because of an arm injury, according to the team's official web site.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the Kansas City Royals because of an arm injury, according to the team's official web site. There is no word as to when Holliday suffered the ailment, but the 33-year-old is considered day-to-day ahead of the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has given the veteran ample rest to begin the season, as he was the designated hitter Friday after getting a day off Thursday against the New York Mets. "This is a guy who has really done a nice job pushing for us," Matheny told MLB.com. "To be able to give him one complete day off and then a second day where he is just DH, I think, is a benefit." Holliday has tallied an .876 OPS with three home runs in 41 games this season.
|Thu May 21||10:48||Matt Holliday: Not In Thursday's Lineup|
Holliday is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.
Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's game, but manager Mike Matheny decided to give the veteran a day off with the Cardinals playing an early afternoon affair Thursday. Mark Reynolds will get the start in left field in Holliday's place.
|Wed May 20||22:39||Holliday 3-4 with RBI and run in Wednesday's 9-0 rout of Mets|
Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run in Wednesday's 9-0 rout of the Mets.
Holliday has been surprisingly productive this season, as the nice game raised his average to .328. He slumped to just a .272 level last year, and at 35, he certainly isn't getting any younger. Despite all the hits, Holliday has been lacking in the power department, as he's only got three homers on the year. Still, it's hard for his fantasy owners to complain about the stat package he's offered so far.
|Thu May 14||11:17||Matt Holliday: (Elbow) Will DH Thursday|
Contrary to a previous report, Holliday (elbow) is in the Cardinals' lineup as the designated hitter Thursday, Fox Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes reports.
The first lineup the Cardinals released had Holliday out of the lineup with Jhonny Peralta getting the nod at DH, but Hayes is reporting that Matheny will instead give Holliday the start. It is not clear if Peralta is the one getting the day off, or if Peralta will play shortstop and Pete Kozma will sit, but either way, those in full-season leagues should make sure to get Holliday in their lineups Thursday.
|Thu May 14||09:38||Matt Holliday: (Elbow) Not In Thursday's Lineup|
Holliday (elbow) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians.
Holliday was diagnosed with an elbow contusion after getting hit by a pitch in Wednesday night's game, and the Cardinals will be extra cautious by holding him out of the day game that directly follows. Mark Reynolds will take his spot in left field for the afternoon contest.
|Wed May 13||18:52||Matt Holliday: Leaves Wednesday's Game After HBP|
Holliday (elbow) left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch in the elbow in his first at-bat.
Holliday took a pitch to the elbow in the first inning of Wednesday's game against Cleveland. Despite trying to stay in the game, Holliday was replaced in the field by Pete Kozma. The Cardinals will wrap up their series with the Indians on Thursday and it remains to be seen whether this elbow injury will keep him out of the lineup.
|Wed May 13||10:29||Holliday 2-5 and hit three-run home run while driving in four on...|
Holliday went 2-for-5 and hit a three-run home run while driving in four on the night in the win over Cleveland Tuesday.
Holliday continues his torrid start to the season, slashing .346/.462/.495 over the seasons first five weeks while driving in 21 runs. He looks well on his way to a slight bounce-back season from the slow decline displayed over the past several years.
|Sat May 9||21:57||Holliday 3-5 with double in 7-5 loss to Pittsburgh Saturday nigh...|
Holliday went 3-for-5 with a double in the 7-5 loss to Pittsburgh Saturday night.
Holliday continues to rake, but it's strange as he's become a contact hitter late in his career. With a .354 average it's strange to see Holliday with only a .474 SLG, so it remains to be seen if this is the type of hitter Holliday is now or if a power surge is right around the corner.
|Fri May 8||23:16||Holliday 1-4 with three-run home run in Cardinals win over Pitts...|
Holliday was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the Cardinals win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.
It was only his second homer on the season, but Holliday has quietly been one of the more productive players in the league. He is now hitting .340 and has 17 RBI. The third inning home run allowed him to extend his streak to 29 consecutive games reaching base (dating back to last year) and makes him 12-for-21 with runners in scoring position in 2015.
|Thu May 7||12:10||Holliday out of lineup Thursday|
Holliday is out of the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.
This is just a standard day off, as the Cardinals used Wednesday and Thursday to give most of the regulars one off day before the weekend series. Jon Jay gets the start in left field Thursday.
|Sun Apr 26||11:25||Holliday out of lineup Sunday against Brewers|
Holliday is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
Holliday smacked his first long ball of the season in Saturday's contest, and is slashing a superb .358/.478/.434 to start the year. He's started all 16 games in left field, however, so a routine day of rest was likely in order. Manager Mike Matheny will turn to Mark Reynolds as a short-term replacement in the outfield.
|Mon Apr 20||03:26||Holliday (back) able to make it through Sunday night's game agai...|
Holliday (back) was able to make it through Sunday night's game against the Reds without incident.
Holliday went 1-for-3 in the win over the Reds. He last dealt with back issues last September.
|Sun Apr 19||16:25||Holliday (back) in lineup Sunday against Reds|
Holliday (back) is in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.
Holliday played just one inning of Saturday's victory before mid-back tightness, but he evidently checked out fine after being reexamined Sunday morning. The left fielder will slot back in at the No. 3 spot in the order, where he'll face off against the Reds' Mike Leake, against whom Holliday owns a 14-for-36 career batting line.
|Sat Apr 18||17:17||Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Holliday (back) should be re...|
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Holliday (back) should be ready to go Sunday, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Holliday was removed from Saturday's game after one inning with what was labeled mid-back tightness, but it seems the club was just being cautious. The Cardinals will close the series with Cincinnati against right-hander Mike Leake, against whom Holliday is 14-for-36 (.389 average) with three doubles and a homer in his career.