Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
5 days ago

Holliday is not in the lineup for Friday's series opener with the Pirates, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Yankees playing in a National League park, there's no designated hitter to keep Holliday in the lineup, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. The Yankees could try to slide Holliday into the lineup in the corner outfield or at first base in order to get him some action this weekend, but that will be determined in the coming days.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
1 week ago

Holliday went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during Monday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

This was a nice return for the veteran, as Holliday had missed the prior two games with lower back stiffness. He also snapped an 0-for-11 slump with the homer and is now up to eight RBI through 11 games. He should continue to provide respectable numbers hitting in the heart of the lineup, and especially if the Yankees continue to pile on runs in bunches. It's just difficult to envision Holliday remaining healthy all season after missing significant time in each of the past two seasons.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
1 week ago

Holliday (back) will bat third as the designated hitter in Monday's game against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holliday missed the last two games due to lower back stiffness, but it appears he is over that issue as he is back in the heart of the Yankees' order. He's 8-for-33 with one homer and a 10:8 BB:K through 10 games with the Bronx Bombers so far.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
1 week ago

Holliday (back) is expected to be available in Monday's contest against the White Sox, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old was a late scratch Saturday with a stiff lower back and missed Sunday's game with the ailment, but manager Joe Girardi indicated Holliday was feeling much better. If and when he's ready to return to the lineup, Holliday figures to serve as the DH and hit somewhere in the middle of the order, where he'll see his fair share of RBI opportunities.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
1 week ago

Holliday (back) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is set to sit out his second straight game after being scratched with back tightness earlier in the series. Jacoby Ellsbury will take over as the Yankees' designated hitter and bat cleanup against Adam Wainwright. Holliday's next chance to return will come Monday when the Yankees open up a series against the White Sox.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
2 weeks ago

Holliday was scratched from Saturday's lineup with lower-back stiffness, Brendan Kuty of The Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Originally slated to bat third as the DH, Holliday simply didn't feel right prior to the game. The 37-year-old is hitting .242 with a home run and five RBI this season and can be considered day-to-day moving forward. Chris Carter will start in his place.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
3 weeks ago

Holliday reached base four times Friday, going 2-for-2 with a home run and a pair of walks in the 6-5 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Holliday did his part in the losing effort, as he drove in three and went 2-for-2 with RISP while the rest of his teammates floundered to a 1-for-8 mark in that department. The 37-year-old has been the club's DH and has been slotted into the cleanup spot in all four games thus far, so he should continue to see plenty of RBI opportunities going forward.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
4 weeks ago

Holliday will occupy the DH slot and bat fourth in the order in Sunday's season opener against the Rays, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a seven and a half years with the Cardinals, Holliday signed a one-year deal with the Yankees in the offseason to replace the tandem of Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran at DH. Though he's now 37 years old, Holliday showed in spring training that he still has plenty left in the tank, as he hit .283 with four homers in 53 at-bats during Grapefruit League play. While injuries remain more of a concern for Holliday at this stage of his career, assuming a DH role rather than having to regularly play the field should help him from a durability standpoint. It wouldn't be surprising if he surpassed the 20-homer mark for the 11th time in his career in 2017.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
2 months ago

Holliday is 8-for-19 (.421) with a home run thus far in Grapefruit League action.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees inked the 37-year-old to a one-year deal over the offseason, and the club has to be pleased with what they've seen so far in the spring. The expectation is that Holliday -- who has mashed at least 20 home runs in 10 of the last 11 seasons -- will serve as the regular DH and backup first baseman, though the late offseason acquisition of Chris Carter could end up cutting into those roles a bit.

Matt Holliday
1B/LF/DH NYY
5 months ago

Holliday signed a one-year, $13 million contract with the Yankees on Sunday, Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holliday will head to New York after spending seven seasons and part of another in St. Louis. He appeared in just 183 total games over the last few seasons, so playing for an American League where he can serve as the designated hitter could help his durability next season. He figures to spend most of his time at that spot, but could see spot action at first base and in the outfield as well.