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MLB Injury News:
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.
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