Found July 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The St. Louis Cardinals kept Matt Holliday out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game due to a pinched nerve in the outfielder’s neck. While the ailment is causing Holliday discomfort, manager Mike Matheny told reporters – including Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com – that he is hopeful that it won’t require a stint on the disabled list. "They're going to continue to work on him and treat him," manager Mike Matheny said. "Hopefully tomorrow he's a step closer, if not able to be in there. Right now, as much as he improved from yesterday, it seems like things are moving in the right direction." Prior to yesterday’s game, Holliday told the Cardinals’ training staff that he was still dealing with neck stiffness. The injury was diagnosed as a pinched nerve in Holliday’s neck, and it prevented the slugger from taking on-field batting practice yesterday. While he’s still been a productive player for the Cardinals this season, Holliday’s gotten off to a slower-than-usual start. Over 327 plate appearances, the 33-year-old has hit .267/.349/.431 with 12 doubles and 11 home runs. In Holliday’s absence, Allen Craig started in left field and David Freese was used as the team’s designated hitter. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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