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Matt Holliday serving as Cardinals’ DH on Tuesday night

Jun 19, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

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Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday made an early exit from Sunday’s 15-inning loss to the Royals due to what was being called a “hip flexor condition.”

But it’s apparently not a major concern.

According to Hall of Famer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holliday is serving as the Cardinals’ designated hitter for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Tigers in Detroit.

Allen Craig will play left field, Skip Schumaker will handle center and Carlos Beltran is out in right.

Holliday, 32, is hitting .282/.365/.484 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 282 plate appearances this year.

  1. rooney24 - Jun 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    While the injuries have likely helped some young guys get a little seasoning, the Cards need to start getting healthy, and hopefully get an effective Chris Carpenter back, if they want to get back in the playoff race. It wouldn’t hurt to start winning some of those 1 run ballgames, either.

    • Francisco (FC) - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      I could change a few names and words here and there and I’d be describing the Phillies…

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

        But it’s a Cardinals article FC. Why would you want to do that?

      • Francisco (FC) - Jun 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

        No I mean I could change a few words, player names from Rooney’s comment and it would apply to the Phillies (and probably OG could do the same for the Feeeeesh!). You could say that indirectly the Phillies share similar plights, Injured Ace, injured players, etc.

  2. okwhitefalcon - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Health is a must at this point, the overexposure for some is really showing.

    Poor Matt Adams looks absolutely helpless, he is so overmatched right now it’s borderline unfair.

    John Jay started his rehab assignment in Memphis tonight which is good news, Matt Carpenter is on his way back as well.

    Not sure how much those 2 will actually matter, this group just seems eternally flat and lack any type of personality – totally dead in the water with no life preservers in sight.

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