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Matt Holliday removed from World Series roster

Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:02 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals All-Star left fielder Matt Holliday will not play in Game 7 of the World Series. He's been replaced on the World Series roster by rookie Adron Chambers. Expect Allen Craig to get the start in left field for St. Louis.

Holliday said Thursday night that he was hoping to play in Game 7, but obviously things looked worse Friday when he woke up. The interesting thing here is that Thursday night Holliday's announced injury was a severely bruised right pinky finger. Friday, the Cardinals announced he's been removed from the official World Series roster due to a sprained right wrist. Still, everything could have easily happened on that one play -- when Holliday was picked off third base by Rangers catcher Mike Napoli. The biggest issue was said to be whether or not he could properly grip a bat, so obviously he can't.

If you're wondering how this move can be made right now, here's why, directly from the press release: "MLB Postseason rules provide that injured players can be replaced during the World Series if the severity of the injury, as determined by Major League Baseball, is such that it would require a disabled list assignment during the regular season."

Holliday is hitting .158 with no RBI this World Series, though he has drawn enough walks to rack up a .385 on-base percentage and five runs scored. Craig is 4-for-15 (.267), but those four hits were all huge. He has two home runs and two go-ahead, RBI singles. Chambers is nothing more than bench depth at this point.

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Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:42 pm
 

Matt Holliday removed from World Series roster

He could go if they needed him to.  He's sucking it up and this is a nice way to bench him.



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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Matt Holliday removed from World Series roster

I've marked it down. Cardinals fans already calling their team a lock to make next year's WS. So I don't want to hear any more complaining about Phillies fans.



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Matt Holliday removed from World Series roster

finally, holliday is doing something to HELP the cards win!
hes been a joke in the WS. he should play better in next yrs WS with waino, carp, garcia highlighting a pitchers series


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