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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.

Matt Holliday LF STL 2 weeks ago

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.

Matt Holliday LF STL 2 weeks ago

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.

Matt Holliday LF STL 2 weeks ago

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.

Matt Holliday LF STL 2 weeks ago

Holliday left Saturday's game against the Reds after one inning with mid-back tightness.

Peter Bourjos came into the game as the center fielder to begin the second inning, pushing Jon Jay to left. Holliday doubled and came around to score in the first on a Matt Adams single, and the team is saying Holliday's removal was precautionary, but his status for Sunday's series finale is uncertain.

Matt Holliday LF STL 3 weeks ago

Holliday went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.

Holliday ripped the first pitch he saw Wednesday to right field to drive in Matt Carpenter and Jason Heyward. The 35-year-old has now hit safely in all seven games this season; however, he's yet to hit a homer.

Matt Holliday LF STL 1 month ago

Holliday went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and a stolen base in the Cardinals Opening Day win over the Cubs Sunday.

Holliday will be hitting out of the third spot of the order this season for the Cardinals with two great hitters in Carpenter and Heyward in front of him. Holliday is definitely in the decline phase of his career but it wouldn't be a surprise to see his numbers spike somewhat from 2014.

Matt Holliday LF STL 7 months ago

Holliday (flu) said Wednesday that he was feeling "much better, really good," MLB.com reports.

Further, Holliday said he's been able to use the time between the end of the regular season and the NLDS to get his body back to full strength. He came down with the illness last Thursday and his condition worsened in the days that followed, resulting in him sitting out the regular season finale. Now healthy, look for Holliday, who reached 20 homers for a ninth consecutive season, to be in left field and the three-hole in the batting order Friday.

Matt Holliday LF STL 7 months ago

Holliday has continued to experience flu-like symptoms that have forced him to sit in the last few days, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

Holliday could have been feeling 100 percent and still have been scratched after the Pirates lost, but the four extra days of rest should help him. He figures to be healthy by the time the Cardinals reach Dodger Stadium on Friday.

Matt Holliday LF STL 7 months ago

Holliday was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup.

Holliday was in the original starting lineup, but was scratched after the Cardinals clinched the NL Central division following Pittsburgh's loss to the Reds. Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta and Jon Jay will take a seat as well.