Matt Holliday back on the DL

DLmatt

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed outfielder Matt Holliday (right quadriceps strain) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Memphis (AAA).  The team also announced that it has designated first baseman Dan Johnson for assignment in order to add newly-acquired outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss to both the 25-man and 40-man rosters.

Garcia will be making his 2nd appearance of the season with the Cardinals, having appeared in 12 games from June 19 to July 3, batting .417 (5-for-12) with a game-tying pinch-homer on June 26 vs. the Chicago Cubs.

The left-handed hitting Garcia was batting .299 (84-for-281) with 33 RBI and a .404 on-base pct. in his 81 games at Memphis this season.   Garcia, 25, was batting .332 (65-for-196) vs, right-handed pitchers and .354 (23-for-65) with 32 RBI when batting with runners in scoring position.

Garcia, a college teammate of Kolten Wong at the University of Hawaii, wears uniform no. 35.

Holliday is going on the disabled list for the 2nd time this season.  The All-Star outfielder missed 31 games from June 9 to July 16 with a right quadriceps strain, with the Cardinals going 18-13 during his absence

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s