ST. LOUIS Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been added to the National League All-Star team as a replacement for teammate Yadier Molina, who was placed on the bereavement list due to the death of his wifes grandfather in Puerto Rico.
Molina, who would have appeared in his fifth straight All-Star Game, returned home Friday and wont be back with the Cardinals until after the break.
Im thankful to be going but at the same time, I hope everything is OK with Yadi, Holliday said. Its always a pleasure and a honor to be a part of it. Obviously I feel for Yadi but Im privileged to be a part of the game and part of the All-Star team.
It means a lot to me to be a part of this game and be recognized as an All-Star in the major leagues, it will never get old. I dont take I for granted.
Holliday had planned a fishing trip with his family at Table Rock Lake for the break but instead will join teammates Carlos Beltran, Rafael Furcal, David Freese and Lance Lynn for Tuesdays game in Kansa...