Matt Holliday RUMORS & NEWS

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Holliday returns to lineup as #STLCards try to inch closer to division title. More on that and team's pitching plans:

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    Brian Stull @StullySTL

    Line up change for #Cards...Carlos Beltran now batting 3rd Adams Molina Freese Descalso Robinson LF Wainwright. Holliday scratched.

  • Holliday helps Cards to 11-4 win over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "One of the few things Matt Holliday has excelled at more than hitting against his old team is hitting at his old home. When he does both for the Cardinals the Rockies really shudder. As part of a muscular display of offense by the Cardinals’ lineup Holliday who debuted and first starred with..." September 18

  • Matt Holliday sprains his ankle but X-Rays are negative

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday had to leave las night’s 4-3 victory over the Pirates in the 10th inning with a right ankle sprain. Good news though: X-rays came up negative and now he’s considered day to day. Before he left he went 2-for-4 with a walk and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. So even if this..." August 14

  • Cards Matt Holliday activated from disabled list

    Hardball Talk "As expected the Cardinals have activated outfielder Matt Holliday from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll be in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Braves batting third and playing left field. Holliday has been sidelined since July 11 due to a strained right hamstring. He was able to..." July 27

  • Holliday would be ready — if eligible to play

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday completed a series of running drills this afternoon that would have cleared him to play tonight — if he was eligible. Holliday remains on the 15-day disabled list and can't rejoin the active roster until Saturday. Holliday said he would have been ready to play..." July 23

  • Cards place Holliday on 15-day disabled list "The Cardinals will have to wait at least another week before getting Matt Holliday back on the field, as the organization made the decision on Saturday to move the left fielder to the 15-day disabled list. Holliday's roster spot will be filled by first baseman/outfielder Brock Peterson, who was..." July 20

  • Matt Holliday leaves with hamstring injury

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As far as emotions go Thursday at Wrigley Field, that empty feeling the Cardinals had on the scoreboard ran a distant third behind concern and searing anger. The Cardinals’ 3-0 loss to the rival Cubs started with an injury to Matt Holliday and added a perceived insult to Matt Adams at the..." July 12

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matt Holliday has been scratched from #stlcards lineup due to stiff neck/back.

  • Matheny rests Holliday, Molina, Kozma

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Matt Holliday is a .458 hitter against Miami’s Ricky Nolasco, but with the Cardinals in a run of playing 13 straight days, Holliday will be one of three regulars rested today for the series finale with the Marlins. Catcher Yadier Molina, who had started behind the plate for all but five games,..." June 16

  • Holliday slams the door on Reds in 11-4 victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Keyed by Matt Holliday’s grand slam, the Cardinals scored seven runs in the top of the 10th inning and surged for an 11-4 victory against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. The overture of offense turned a close game into a thunderous rout for the Cardinals and a series win. Holliday..." June 10

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    No Holliday in the lineup. Beltran at DH. Full #cardinals lineup posted soon at, along with Westbrook and Wacha news.

  • Could Matt Holliday have a career in the WWE?

    Fox Sports Midwest "Mick Foley considers himself good friends with St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran (the two first met when Beltran played for the New York Mets). But the Cardinal the professional wrestler would pick to join him in the ring plays on the other side of the outfield. "Holliday had..." May 18

  • Holliday not seriously hurt; Beltran OK

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "David Freese is going on the disabled list. Jason Motte, no doubt, also. But Matt Holiday will not be following them and probably not Carlos Beltran, either. While Cardinals third baseman Freese (sore lower back) and closer Motte (sore elbow) aren’t going to be playing again until at least..." March 27

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    Derrick Goold @

    Cardinals outfielder Holliday scratched, tightness in his left side.

  • Matt Holliday's steroid stance

    Viva El Birdos "Here's one way to make national news as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Holliday, talking on satellite radio recently, came out in favor of blood tests and 162-game suspensions for steroid users. (Via BTF.) He joins Frank Thomas on the list of terrifyingly enormous sluggers to come out..." January 31

  • Holliday is in the Cardinals lineup for Game 7

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday will return to the Cardinals lineup for Game 7 tonight after missing Sunday night's Game 6 due to back stiffness. Manager Mike Matheny made the decision to keep Holliday out of Sunday's lineup after noticing Holliday having a difficult time extending through..." October 22

  • Holliday taken for an MRI, questionable for Game 7

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, a late scratch before Game 6 of the National League championship series, was taken for a scan of his lower back during the game to determine if there was anything structural wrong with the area that had given him fits during batting practice. The magnetic..." October 22

  • Matt Holliday scratched with back stiffness

    Hardball Talk "Originally slated to start in left field and bat third in Game 6, Matt Holliday was scratched from Sunday's starting lineup about an hour and a half before first pitch. Back stiffness is the cause. Holliday has been struggling in the postseason, particularly of late. He's 4-for-21 with no..." October 21

  • Holliday plays on through family health crisis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a series-clinching win over the Giants tonight, the Cardinals could assure themselves of spending the next eight days at home. So in a way, they play today for left fielder Matt Holliday, who helped position the Cardinals for their 8-3 win in Game 4 of the NLCS with two RBI singles. A..." October 19

  • Giants pledge no retaliation against Cardinals' Matt Holliday

    Chicago Tribune "The suspense comes early Wednesday. As the home team comes to bat in the first inning, all eyes will be on Matt Holliday. Just how comfortable should he get in the batter's box? When the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals last met, on Monday, Holliday injured San Francisco second..." October 17

  • Matt Holliday says no ill intent after injuring Giants' Marco Scutaro on hard slide

    San Jose Mercury News "In the immediate aftermath of Monday's fateful play, Matt Holliday tried to check in on a player he admires. "Are you OK?'' Holliday asked Marco Scutaro. But there was no reply. Scutaro was in too much pain. Instead, the only response Holliday got came from a sellout crowd at AT&T Park,..." October 16

  • Cardinals consider Holliday's slide hard, not dirty

    CSN Bay Area "It's not the Giants vs. the Dodgers, but this National League Championship matchup includes a history of bad blood between the two teams. Just ask Will Clark, Jose Oquendo and Ozzie Smith. The youngsters can Google that threesome for an important history lesson. In Game 2 between the Giants..." October 16

  • Holliday grinds it out with nagging injuries

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire knows it when he sees it, having played the latter part of his career as an elite hitter with a back that rebelled against his swings. He also knows there's no way Matt Holliday will surrender to it. "I'm sure he'd say his back is fine," McGwire said..." October 02

  • Holliday hurt; subs get a chance

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After a day off Thursday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had a chance to give a few of his regulars another break Friday, having opened an eight-run lead into the second inning. But pointing to the adrenaline among his players with it being so close to playoff time, and mentioning that..." September 29

  • Holliday leaves game after being hit by pitch

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Washington manager Davey Johnson has apparently conceded tonight's game, now trailing the Cardinals 9-1 after six innings. In the fifth inning, the Nationals removed several starters from the rout, and they took out more in the sixth, leaving the club with only two players on the field who..." September 28

  • Holliday and Molina battle back injuries

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In consecutive games over the weekend at Wrigley Field, left fielder Matt Holliday was removed in late innings because of a back injury the Cardinals did not want to aggravate as their No. 3 hitter attempts to play through the discomfort. Holliday singled and walked in the Cardinals' 6-3..." September 24

  • Holliday day to day with back tightness "Already down one corner outfielder, the Cardinals lost another on Tuesday, as Matt Holliday was forced out of St. Louis' 5-1 win over the Mets due to lower back tightness in the seventh inning. However, it does not appear as if Holliday will be sidelined for a substantial amount of..." September 05

  • Holliday pinch-hits for Pujols

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Not even the urging of his two young sons, Jackson and Ethan, or the chiding of teammate Kyle Lohse could pressure Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday into grabbing an iron and taking a whack at a par-3 on Monday at The Country Club of St. Albans. He lent his name to the charity golf..." August 21

  • Holliday leads Cards to 9-6 victory at Coors

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From his vantage point in the visitors' dugout at Coors Field, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny cannot study the opposing pitcher without having the out-of-town scoreboard on the right field wall also in his light of sight. Matheny admitted that it's the first time this season he's caught himself..." August 02

  • Cardinals' Matt Holliday hammers slumping Rockies again in 9-6 loss

    Denver Post "Matt Holliday flexed his muscles and the Rockies paid the price Wednesday night at rainy Coors Field. The Cardinals' slugger mashed two mammoth home runs and drove in five runs, leading St. Louis a 9-6 victory. The skies opened after the seventh inning, leading to a 1-hour, 26-minute rain..." August 02

  • Holliday felled by pitch

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Tuesday's game shortly after taking a first-inning fastball from Brewers starter Randy Wolf above his left kneecap. With one out and a runner at first base, Holliday was unable to get away from a running pitch that bore in on him. The pitch immediately..." July 18

  • Cards' Holliday leaves after being hit by pitch

    Belleville News-Democrat "St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit by a pitch. The injury occurred in the top of the first inning when Randy Wolf hit Holliday with a fastball just above his left knee." July 18

  • Holliday to take Molina's place at All-Star Game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday will participate in Major League Baseball's All-Star Game after unforeseen, unfortunate circumstances precluded catcher Yadier Molina from appearing in Kansas City. The club placed Molina on its bereavement list Friday afternoon following the death of his..." July 07

  • Holliday tabbed to replace Molina on NL roster "National League manager Tony La Russa selected Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday to replace teammate Yadier Molina on the NL active roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City. St. Louis placed Molina, one of three catchers on the NL squad, on the bereavement list on Friday. A four-time..." July 06

  • Holliday stays hot, but misses key chance

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There are hot streaks, and then there's what Matt Holliday is doing. The Cardinals have been inconsistent in recent weeks, falling to 9-7 since June 16 with a 3-2 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday, but Holliday has been pretty predictable. In that same span, he's been on a tear that has seen him..." July 04

  • Holliday critics are off base

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "I firmly believe that an overwhelming majority of Cardinals fans appreciate Matt Holliday. They respect his consistent production, daily intensity, work ethic and willingness to play through injuries. The majority of fans are impressed by Holliday's reputation as a supportive teammate. This is..." June 30

  • Matt Holliday has a mystery ailment

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday's exit from Sunday's game against the Royals was curious, given that it was hard to tell when he might have been hurt. But whatever it was that took him out, it's not a new ailment, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Joe Strauss @JoeStrauss..." June 18

  • Holliday sits again

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Left fielder Matt Holliday missed a second straight game Sunday with back stiffness that he says began Saturday morning and intensified to the point where he was scratched from the lineup five minutes before Saturday's first pitch. Holliday received treatment Sunday morning and dressed for the..." June 11

  • Bernie Bytes: Holliday will be fine

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "1. Matt Holliday's luck is improving, and that probably explains why we're seeing a rise in his recent numbers. There's no question that Holliday was lapsing into a few bad habits as he tried to heat up early in this season. For example, he's been swinging at the first pitch 40 percent of the..." May 03

  • Holliday's skid continues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday allowed following Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates that he is in a bad place at the plate right now. The Cardinals' No. 3 hitter saw his average dip to .194 on a night when he struck out in all three at-bats, including a pivotal eighth-inning..." April 22

  • Holliday is hitting into tough outs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cincinnati Reds, batting .205 as a team, had six regulars hitting at that level or below Tuesday night when their three-game series with the Cardinals opened here. The Cardinals had only a couple, but one of those was third-place hitter Matt Holliday, who entered Wednesday's game with a .200..." April 19

  • Holliday takes over No. 3 spot

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The deed to one of baseball's most prestigious spots has officially transferred. Matt Holliday, the Cardinals' cleanup hitter for most of the last 2½ seasons, will assume the No. 3 spot in the defending world champions' batting order from the man he was acquired to protect in July..." March 13

  • Holliday, Freese join the informal workouts

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday and World Series MVP David Freese traveled from St. Louis together Monday afternoon, and both will join their teammates during today's informal workouts for position players. "I've been looking forward to this for a few months now," Freese said. "You get..." February 21

  • Holliday, Berkman will take on bigger roles

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It is called an intangible. But its presence within a clubhouse is almost tactile. Reliever Kyle McClellan believes its value can equate to five wins in a season, maybe more. Without it, a 162-game schedule may seem endless. With it, a team augments its resiliency. It is known as chemistry,..." January 20

  • Holliday's injury would have put him on DL

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Left fielder Matt Holliday sustained a right wrist sprain Thursday night that would have landed him on the disabled list during the season but instead took him off the Cardinals World Series roster for Game 7. The Cardinals received permission from the commissioner's office early Friday to..." October 29

  • Cards replace Holliday on World Series roster "Matt Holliday's painful season and postseason continued on Thursday night with another unlikely injury, and on Friday, the Cardinals replaced him on the World Series roster with rookie outfielder Adron Chambers, announcing the slugger suffered a sprained right wrist. Holliday sustained what the..." October 28

  • Michael Young to be back at first base in Game 6; Hamilton will play left

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that Michael Young will start at first base in Game 6, ending Mitch Moreland's two-game run as the starter there." October 26

  • Holliday might miss rest of series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The likelihood of Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday returning to a starting role during the NL division series vs. Philadelphia appears to be diminishing rather than progressing as the club hoped when it placed him on the playoff roster. Manager Tony La Russa left Holliday out of the..." October 03

  • Matt Holliday unavailable for Game 1 of NLDS

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday hasn't played since aggravating his injured right middle finger during Tuesday's game against the Astros. And he'll remain sidelined even as the postseason is set to begin. According to beat writer Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holliday has been..." September 30