Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak received the news of the extent of left fielder Matt Holliday's right hand injury with only a modicum of surprise.

"It's a microcosm of our season," Mozeliak said Wednesday in Pittsburgh. "You keep plugging away."

Examined by doctors in St. Louis, Holliday was found to have an inflamed tendon on the third finger of his right hand, according to Mozeliak. Holliday will be re-evaluated next week, said Mozeliak, meaning he will miss at least the key series in Philadelphia Friday through Monday.

Without Mozeliak saying so, it also is likely that Holliday would miss the rest of the season, which has just 13 games remaining.

Hitting .295 with 22 homers and 74 runs batted in, Holliday was injured in a freak accident in the ninth inning Tuesday while swinging a bat in the on-deck circle.

Mozeliak said the news was 'sort of worse" than he expected. "It means he's not going to be available for the weekend," Mozeliak said.

No surgery is planned yet, with Mozeliak saying, "Let's see how he responds over the next four to five days."