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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cardinals Injury Update: Matt Holliday ready for NLDS after virus


By on 10/02/2014 05:15:00 PM

Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left the penultimate regular season game on Sept 27 with a viral infection and sat out the finale, but is ready to play in the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting on Friday, reports Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. The right-handed slugger slashed .272/.370/.441 (OPS+ 142) with 20 homers and 90 RBI.

Matt Holliday

Six times an All-Start, four times a Silver Slugger, the 34-year-old Holliday was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 1998 (7th round). He made his debut on April 16, 2004 and placed 5th in NL Rookie of the Year voting. In 2007 he led the league in batting average (.340), hits (216), doubles (50), RBI (137) and total bases (386). He is a career .308/.385/.523 hitter over eleven seasons.

In November 2008, Holliday was traded by the Rockies to the Oakland Athletics for Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Smith and Huston Street. The A's sent him to the Cardinals in July 2009 for Clayton Mortensen, Shane Peterson and Brett Wallace. In January 2010, as a free agent, he signed a seven year $120 million contract with the Cardinals that takes him through 2016, with a team option for 2017.

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