St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Holliday May Return Sooner Than Reported 4-to-6 Weeks

Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIApril 6, 2011

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Update: So much for being out four-to-six weeks.

According to Joe Strauss, Holliday has been cleared to resume baseball related activities.

There is also the chance that Holliday could play in this weekend’s series against the San Francisco Giants.


Original Post, 4/1/11

When you see random and out of nowhere reports on a day like today, your first reaction is that it’s a bunch of malarkey.

After all, today is April Fools' Day, which is far and away is the dumbest of all the gimmick days in a year.

When the highly respected Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday would be out four-to-six weeks following appendectomy surgery, I thought it was a cruel April Fools' Day joke.

Unfortunately for Cardinal fans, his report was 100 percent true. Holliday will undergo appendectomy surgery today and will miss the next four-to-six weeks of the season.

I am beginning to think that 2011 won’t be the Cardinals’ season.

This is just as big a blow to the Cardinals as losing Adam Wainwright. Why would any team pitch to Albert Pujols now?

Until Holliday comes back, look for Tony LaRussa to use a combination of John Jay and Allen Craig in left.


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