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Holliday to have appendectomy

Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:15 pm
Edited on: April 1, 2011 3:05 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Fresh off a big opening day, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will have an appendectomy Friday afternoon.

Holliday's status in getting back on the field will be determined once the procedure is completed and he's examined by team doctors. Unfortunately for the Cardinals' slugger, recovery time usually isn't short. It's generally a four week injury. If he's out that long, he'll need a rehab assignment before rejoining the Cardinals. It's important to note that some players have come back faster, though, and the Cardinals seem to be optimistic that it will be a quick turnaround -- especially since they caught it before it was an emergency situation.

"I think they caught it early, so I think that's good news," general manager John Mozeliak said. "I don't think it's that bad of a blow to the team."

The 31 year old was 3-4 with a home run and two RBI in St. Louis' opening day loss to the Padres. The two teams have an off day Friday before resuming their three-game series Saturday. John Jay and Aaron Craig will likely share duties in left field with Holliday out, while Lance Berkman slides up into the cleanup spot behind Albert Pujols.

"We have some protection there," Mozeliak said.

And, no, this isn't an April Fool's Day joke. That would be in poor taste and quite lame.

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Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

The Cardinals aren't even the BEST team in their OWN state.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:21 am
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

As a Reds fan you should know what a bitch is since the greatest player in your history is a lyin' one.
What has Johnny Bench lied about lately?




Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 6:59 am
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

BleedBlue, Jerry Seinfeld said it best when he said something along these lines : "Sports fans cheers each player in their team. But once a specific player changes teams and comes back in a different uniform, they Boo him! It's the same person! So what they're really doing is rooting for a uniform. My teams uniform is better than your teams uniform."



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 1:35 am
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

 It's only been 2 days, but do you get the sense it may not be the Cardinals year! 



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2011 12:40 am
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

I'm sure they will blame it on Johnny Cueto.

No generally we only blame injuries on Cueto if he kicks someone in the head like a little b*tch.....



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

Im with the other two...the irony here is escaping me.  Unfortunately, irony is a term that a lot of people use and about 10% of those who do actually know what it means.

I don't recall the poster, and I won't presume to assume this is representative of Reds fans, but to laugh at an injury is classless and you do all good and decent Reds fans a disservice.  Ribbing is fine but a "HA HA HA" when a guy has a potentially serious situation...wow.   Another poster said "Karma > LaRussa", perhaps the garbage that is laughing at an appendectomy should take note.  It's a freaking game for crying out loud.  I hope the Reds lose, sure, but I don't want anyone hurt: 1. I recognize it's a game and not worth wishing pain/injury/etc. on another person just for wearing a different jersey and 2. from a competitve standpoint, I'd rather beat my opponent at full strength, that way if the victory does happen it's more satisfying.



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

I'm sure they will blame it on Johnny Cueto.



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

Yeah, too bad this didn't happen to Franklin. He's got to go. We will be okay. Phat Albert will step up.Go Birds.



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

As a Reds fan you should know what a bitch is since the greatest player in your history is a lyin' one.



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Holliday to have appendectomy

Cards would still finish ahead of the Flubs.


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