Cards Activate Holliday from Disabled List

The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Matt Holliday from the 15-day disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated outfielder Matt Holliday from the 15-day disabled list prior to tonight's series opener in Milwaukee.

Holliday, 35, had missed the past 41 games since going on the disabled list on July 30 with a right quadriceps strain. The All-Star outfielder was also on the disabled list from June 9 to July 16 with a right quadriceps strain and upon his return, he appeared in 11 games while collecting this 275th career homer on July 21 against the White Sox before re-injuring himself on July 29.

In 63 games this season, Holliday is batting .290 with 4 HR's and 31 RBI. He was voted a starter on the National League All-Star team for the first time in his career, but did not play due to injury. It was his 7th All-Star selection overall.

Brian Walton’s take

Though he is not in Tuesday’s lineup, Holliday will return to being an everyday player, said Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. Given that, Holliday’s fill-in, rookie Stephen Piscotty becomes the player that manager Mike Matheny needs to find a way to squeeze into the lineup somehow.

In 49 games, 14 fewer than Holliday, Piscotty has 30 RBI, just one fewer. His slash line is .330/.371/.511/.882, though his BABIP of .412 does not appear to be sustainable.

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