15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
3 days ago

Holliday (thumb) will meet with a specialist Monday before another live batting practice session, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's batting practice session obviously did not go completely as planned, as the need to see a specialist suggests he's had something of a setback. He is running out of games at this point, as it now seems that the earliest he could return would be in the middle of next week.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
4 days ago

Holliday (thumb) took batting practice at Wrigley Field on Friday, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Holliday is getting closer to being able to return to game action, although he remains without a firm timetable. It's worth monitoring his status this weekend, as batting practice should be one of the final hurdles for him to clear.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
1 week ago

Holliday chose not to participate in a simulated game Saturday due to too much swelling around his right thumb, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He seemed optimistic earlier in the week about possibly returning soon, but Holliday was forced to pump the brakes Saturday and delay his first live batting practice session. The next step for Holliday is up in the air, but time is running out for him to make it back onto the field this season.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
2 weeks ago

Holliday (thumb) will take live batting practice Saturday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Hayes is reporting that Holliday is still feeling some soreness in his surgically repaired thumb, he'll give it a go nonetheless Saturday and take live BP. Depending on how his thumb responds during the session, Holliday could be set for a return in the near future. However, given that his thumb is still sore, that may be an optimistic outlook. More clarity on Holliday's status should come Sunday when he can determine how his thumb is feeling a day after taking live swings.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
2 weeks ago

Holliday (thumb) is expected to hit in a simulated game later this week, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holliday took batting practice on the field Monday, less than a month after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured thumb. He hit some towering shots during batting practice and it seems Holliday convinced the training staff that he's ready to step in against live pitching. If he responds well to the sim game, Holliday could be activated shortly thereafter, but he may remain somewhat limited initially upon reinstatement from the DL.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
3 weeks ago

Holliday (thumb) has been cleared to ramp up his baseball activities and could return before the end of the regular season, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder is targeting a return to the Cardinals within the next two-to-three weeks, which would get him back into the lineup for the final push for a wild card spot. Holliday has been on the shelf since mid-August due to a fractured thumb that required surgery, but he's been making a rapid recovery. He'll begin taking batting practice and doing fielding drills now that he's cleared to ramp up his activities.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
1 month ago

Holliday has shed his cast and is now wearing a splint on his thumb, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Less than a week removed from undergoing surgery to repair his fractured thumb, Holliday has started the rehab process at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. He is currently limited to finger movement/range-of-motion activities, but Holliday seems to have every intention of returning this year and that should be realistic barring a setback.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
1 month ago

Holliday will have surgery to repair his fractured thumb Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A timeframe for Holliday's rehab and eventual return should be known soon after the surgery is performed. During his absence, Tommy Pham and Brandon Moss will likely continue to share time in left field.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
1 month ago

Holliday (thumb) visited a hand specialist Monday and a decision on the next step with his injury should be announced by the team Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holliday was moved to the disabled list Saturday, and it sounds as though surgery on the broken thumb may be an option for him. A clearer timetable may arise as a result of Tuesday's announcement.

15DMatt Holliday
1B/LF/DH STL
1 month ago

Holliday (thumb) was officially placed on the disabled list Saturday

EDGE Analysis

Holliday took a pitch off the hand in Thursday's game and sustained a broken thumb, which figures to keep him out for close to a month, at the minimum. He'll meet with a specialist on Monday to determine whether or not surgery is necessary, and if it is, the rest of Holliday's season could be in jeopardy. For now, Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk will handle most of the work at the corner outfield spots, though Holliday's injury could prompt the team to make an acquisition. St. Louis officially recalled right-hander Luke Weaver on Saturday to fill Holliday's roster spot.