ST. LOUIS -- After a workout at Busch Stadium Tuesday afternoon, Matt Holliday said his right hamstring has completely healed and he's ready to return to his post in left field.
"I feel great, 100 percent," Holliday said. "I'm ready to go now."
Too bad for him that he can't play until Saturday.
That would be the first day he is eligible to come back since he pulled up with a right hamstring strain in Chicago July 11. At the time, the Cardinals hoped Holliday could return right after the All-Star break but after he missed the first game back, the Cardinals put him on the disabled list.
Holliday, somewhat reluctantly, didn't disagree with the decision.
"It's hard when you look at that. That's always a decision you can't really see in the future," he said.
"When you have a hamstring that's not completely healed and try to push it, it can set you back pretty far," manager Mike Matheny said.
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