Matt Holliday Injury: Updates on Cardinals LF's Quad and Return

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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday caught his cleat in the turf in the team's game against the Colorado Rockies on June 8 and suffered a Grade 2 quad strain, but he has returned to the lineup, batting third, per Derrick Goold of St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on July 11 that Holliday would miss the All-Star Game.

Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reported Holliday was in the outfield beginning running drills ahead of the Cardinals' game against the Cubs on July 7.

Holliday is off to a fantastic start for the Cardinals in 2015. The 35-year-old was hitting .305/.419/.418 going into play on June 8. He reached base at least once in his first 45 games played. The six-time All-Star has been able to avoid injuries into his mid-30s, playing 454 games over the last three years (not including 2015). 

The Cardinals have endured their share of injuries this season, notably to Matt Adams and Adam Wainwright, so getting Holliday back into the fold will provide a big boost.