Matt Holliday RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday leaves game with leg cramp

    ESPN " St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Monday night's 12-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a right leg cramp. He is listed as day-to-day. The Cardinals are hopeful the injury isn't something that will cost him any further playing time, but they offered few specifics." April 26

  • Matt Holliday starting at first base for Cardinals

    ESPN "Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday will start at first base Sunday in St. Louis' season opener against the Pirates, marking the first time he has played the position in his 13-year career in the majors. Holliday, 36, had exclusively played left field and balked at the idea of playing first base in..." April 03

  • Cardinals likely to wait on Holliday's 2017 option

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Matt Holliday has not hidden his desire to finish his career with the Cardinals, though he’s doubtful that the club will give him that security by exercising the option for 2017 during spring training, as he once hoped. He may have to play this season out, to play his way into it. “I assume..." February 24

  • Holliday works out at 1B

    CBS Sports "Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is working hard at first base in Jupiter, Fla. Holliday was said to be resistant to a move during the season. According to spies who have seen workouts over there, Holliday is doing it on his own to try to lengthen his career, but if he looks really good..." December 18

  • Cards' Holliday eager for next season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Cardinals set out to land outfielder Matt Holliday with the largest free-agent contract in club history, they built their $120-million offer and their interest around the metronomic consistency of his career. And for the first five of the deal’s seven years, he was. A given for 500..." November 15

  • Matt Holliday getting first start since July

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday was activated from the disabled list on September 15, but he’s been limited to pinch-hitting duties as he rebuilds the strength in his right quadriceps. That’ll change Wednesday at Busch Stadium. Holliday is starting in left field and batting third as the Cardinals wrap up a..." September 24

  • Holliday won't start until 'out of the danger zone of re-injury'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Every step outfielder Matt Holliday takes toward full strength and a starting role this month with the Cardinals is tempered by his misstep in July. The Cardinals activated Holliday from the disabled list at the beginning of the series in Milwaukee, though he did not appear in the series until..." September 19

  • Matt Holliday expected back soon, will be full-time player

    Hardball Talk "Randal Grichuk and Matt Adams are both back on the Cardinals’ active roster after disabled list stints, but they’re limited to pinch-hitting duties for the most part. Matt Holliday won’t have that kind of restriction. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Sunday..." September 13

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Under doctor supervision, Matt Holliday has begun jogging on the outfield grass. Holliday has been out since July 29 with a quad strain.

  • Cardinals LF Matt Holliday back on DL due to right quad strain

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals placed left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a right quadriceps strain. The veteran outfielder is on the disabled list for a second time this season due to a right quad strain. He missed 31 games from June 9-July 16 due to the injury. The Cardinals..." July 30

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matt Holliday, of course, has been placed on the 15-day DL. #STLCards

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    INJURY REPORT: Matt Holliday left today's game with a strained right quad. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

  • Cards won't push Holliday too hard for now

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Although left fielder Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals’ lineup after nearly six weeks off to heal a torn quadriceps, manager Mike Matheny is keeping a close eye on Holliday’s playing time. Matheny pulled Holliday from the field after seven innings on Friday night and did so again Saturday..." July 19

  • Holliday eyes Friday return; Rosenthal rests

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday intends to increase the intensity of his running during the next two days so that he can return to the lineup Friday after more than a month on the disabled list because of a torn quadriceps muscle. Elected to the NL’s starting lineup by the fans, Holliday..." July 15

  • Matt Holliday won't play in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will not play in the All-Star Game because of the quadriceps injury that has sidelined the slugger for more than a month. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Friday that Holliday would not be activated from the disabled list this weekend, making..." July 11

  • Matt Holliday could rejoin the Cardinals next week

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday has been sidelined since June 8 with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps muscle, but the Cardinals haven’t given up hope on having him back before the All-Star break. According to Jenifer Langosch of, Holliday resumed taking batting practice this week without any..." July 04

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Per Matheny: Holliday has a grade two strain. They'll get him treatment and reevaluate in two weeks. #STLCards

  • Cardinals' Holliday ejected, ending 45-game on-base streak

    The Score "For the first time this season, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has failed to reach base. The 35-year-old was ejected in the seventh inning Tuesday by home plate umpire Joe West, finishing 0-for-3 with a strikeout and ending his 45-game on-base streak. " June 03

  • Matt Holliday is working out at first base today

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday has played 1,635 games in his career. 1,593 of them have come in the outfield, 22 of them at DH and the rest in various pinch-hitting or pinch-running capacities. Never has he played an inning at first base. But . . . Matt Adams‘ season ended with a quad tear. Mark Reynolds is..." June 02

  • Matt Holliday: The Game’s Most Underrated Star

    Fangraphs "A player can become a poster child of sorts for his club’s offense. Edwin Encarnacion notwithstanding, I think of Jose Bautista and his pull power when I think of the Blue Jays. Mark Trumbo’s free-swinging ways embody the Diamondbacks, at least for me. Ben Zobrist hasn’t even played a game for the..." April 07

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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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    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